UK, Australian Firms Develop Biometric Matching Software for Djibouti Project

“Its software was built with the help of Warwick Warp’s Latent AFIS Matching Engine SDK, and recently saw a successful trial with Djibouti authorities…”

Software technology developed by UK-based Warwick Warp is now being used by Forensic Comparison Software Company (FCS) to deliver biometric identification to the Republic of Djibouti.

UK, Australian Firms Develop Biometric Matching Software for Djibouti Project

Based in Australia, FCS has been working with government authorities in Djibouti to test out biometric identification technology. Its software was built with the help of Warwick Warp’s Latent AFIS Matching Engine SDK, and recently saw a successful trial with Djibouti authorities, with FCS Director John Moloney asserting in a statement that it provided matches within five seconds, scanning a database of 20,000 identity records. Moloney added that the software “has a capacity of 50,000 records, which will provide The Republic of Djibouti capacity for 10 years at the current rate of expansion.”

For Warwick Warp’s part, CEO Li Wang indicated that this partnership could prove extensive, saying his team is “delighted” to have aided in the development of FCS’s software, and adding, “we look forward to continuing our collaborative working relationship in the future.”

The Djibouti government’s interest in biometric matching appears to reflect a broader appetite for such technology across the continent.

July 4, 2017 – by Alex Perala