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Government Biometrics Month: How Law Enforcement is Driving the Industry

Government Biometrics Month: How Law Enforcement is Driving the Industry

The government market has always been one of the key drivers of the overall biometrics industry. That’s partly because for a long time, the government sector pretty much was the biometrics industry; other areas, like consumer-facing biometrics and FinTech, are much more recent phenomena. But the government sector has also played an outsized role because…

NEC Provides AFIS Tech for Kerala State Police in India

NEC Provides AFIS Tech for Kerala State Police in India

NEC Technologies India will be outfitting the Kerala State Police with a new automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS). The new tech is being rolled out through a partnership with the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), and will be available to law enforcement officers at more than 600 venues across the state.    C-DAC…

Accurate Biometrics to Provide Biometric Background Checks for Particle Physics Lab

Accurate Biometrics to Provide Biometric Background Checks for Particle Physics Lab

“The deal reflects the growing importance of biometric background checks for organizations operating in sensitive areas.” Illinois-based Accurate Biometrics has won a contract to provide live scan fingerprinting services for Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, a particle physics-focused national laboratory near Chicago. As the Daily Herald reports, the contract is for background checks of the lab’s…

Grand View Forecasts $12.46 Billion AFIS Market by 2025

Grand View Forecasts $12.46 Billion AFIS Market by 2025

Last month, Grand View Research predicted that the global biometrics market would hit $59.3 billion by 2025. Now the analytics firm is taking a more granular look at that figure, with a new report that suggests that a major part of the fingerprint market alone will be worth $12.46 billion in the same time frame.…

Gemalto to Provide Biometric Database Systems to Canadian Defense Dept.

Gemalto to Provide Biometric Database Systems to Canadian Defense Dept.

“Both of the AFIS systems will be developed by Gemalto, and the company says that they may eventually also feature support for additional biometric modalities including facial recognition and DNA.” Gemalto has won a big new security contract with the Canadian government. The company has announced that it will provide the country’s Department of National…

John Walsh to Deliver Keynote at IDEMIA’s 40th Annual Security Conference

John Walsh to Deliver Keynote at IDEMIA’s 40th Annual Security Conference

IDEMIA’s 40th annual Public Security Users Conference is set to kick off on April 30th, and the company is bringing in John Walsh to deliver the opening keynote and commemorate the event. Walsh is best known as the host of shows like CNN’s The Hunt, but he is also a staunch Victim’s Rights Advocate and…

AFIS Market to Reach $26.55B by 2026: Report

AFIS Market to Reach $26.55B by 2026: Report

“Stratistics Market Research Consulting asserts that demand for AFIS systems is being fuelled in large part by increasing spending in the government sector…” A new market report from Stratistics Market Research Consulting is predicting solid growth for the fingerprint authentication market over the next several years. Entitled “Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) – Global Market…

IDEMIA’s New Case AFIS is Aimed at Latent Print Examination

IDEMIA’s New Case AFIS is Aimed at Latent Print Examination

“Through working with forensic experts on leading edge techniques and approaches, IDEMIA’s latent print examination discipline has resulted in our latest compact and convenient offering, IDEMIA Case AFIS.” – Donnie Scott, Senior Vice President, Public Security for North America, IDEMIA IDEMIA has announced a new Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) aimed specifically at forensic investigators dealing…

Play-Doh Fingerprint Leads Police to Would-Be Shoplifter

Play-Doh Fingerprint Leads Police to Would-Be Shoplifter

Smearing Play-Doh over store products’ security tags does not disable them and can only get you into trouble. That’s the takeaway from a recent investigation of attempted thefts in a Walmart in Leicester, Massachusetts. The real problem with the Play-Doh strategy, in addition to its ineffectiveness, is that the putty can retain fingerprints. That’s how…

UK, Australian Firms Develop Biometric Matching Software for Djibouti Project

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. Based in Australia, FCS has…

Safran to Upgrade Botswana Police ABIS, Expand Use Across Gov’t

Safran to Upgrade Botswana Police ABIS, Expand Use Across Gov’t

Safran Identity & Security has won a contract to upgrade the legacy automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS) used by the Botswana Police Service. It’s a continuation of a longstanding relationship, with Safran having provided technology to the BPS since 1998. Now, the plan is to upgrade the AFIS to a system that uses both fingerprint…

DERMALOG Claims Fastest AFIS in the World

DERMALOG Claims Fastest AFIS in the World

DERMALOG says it now has “the fastest Automated Fingerprint Identification System in the world”, according to a statement from the company. It’s called DERMALOG AFIS, and the company says it can perform almost a billion matches per second. The company hasn’t yet offered specific data on the offering’s accuracy, but says it’s “extremely reliable” based…

NEC Announces AFIS Conference Theme

NEC Announces AFIS Conference Theme

NEC Corporation of America has announced that the theme of this year’s AFIS Conference will be “Biometrics On My Mind”. It’s the 30th anniversary of the AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System ) Internet User Conference, a forum for the security, law enforcement, and biometrics communities to network and discuss the major issues of concern to…

Michigan County Police Adopt Mobile Fingerprint Scanning

Michigan County Police Adopt Mobile Fingerprint Scanning

The Eaton County Sheriff’s Office in Michigan has started using mobile fingerprint scanners, reports WILX-10. The mobile scanners are linked to the Michigan Automated Fingerprint Identification System and the FBI’s national fingerprint database via police officers’ patrol car computers, allowing police to match against state and federal criminal records within minutes. And the deployment is…

Innovatrics Launches AFIS Platform

Innovatrics Launches AFIS Platform

Slovakia-based biometric technology developer Innovatrics has announced the launch of its Automated Fingerprint Identification System. The Innovatrics AFIS has been designed as a modular, scalable solution offering open architecture that allows a high degree of customization. This means it could be used in a wide range of potential applications, from border screening to national ID…

Albuquerque PD Expands Biometric Arsenal with MorphoBIS in the Cloud

Albuquerque PD Expands Biometric Arsenal with MorphoBIS in the Cloud

MorphoTrak, Morpho (Safran)’s American subsidiary, has been contracted to provide a major upgrade to the Albuquerque Police Department’s automated fingerprint identification system, the company has announced. Not only will the company implement its flagship MorphoBIS AFIS, but it has also been asked to introduce its latest platform, MorphoBIS in Morpho Cloud. Explaining the upgrade in a…

Morpho to Deliver Custom AFIS System to Zambia Police Service

Morpho to Deliver Custom AFIS System to Zambia Police Service

Morpho (Safran) has won a new contract to provide the Zambia Police Service with one of its flagship biometric platforms, the MorphoBIS Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS). The deal outlines a long-term, comprehensive effort. Morpho is going to deploy both mobile scanners and live capture enrolment stations at the headquarters of various provincial authorities in…

Gemalto Played Integral Role Facilitating Guinea Election

Gemalto Played Integral Role Facilitating Guinea Election

On October 11 of this year, Guinea held its presidential election, and biometrics were a key part of the process. Keeping with the increasing trend to register eligible voters’ biometrics prior to an election, the nation’s National Independent Electoral Commission, CENI, had previosuly turned to global digital security specialist Gemalto. With the goal of ensuring…

Philippine Police Get Fingerprint Identification System

Philippine Police Get Fingerprint Identification System

The Philippine National Police in Manila now have a new weapon in their arsenal: an Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS). The system comes by way of NEC Corporation, a company widely seen as a market leader in biometrics for law enforcement. AFIS revolves around the collection and matching of fingerprint biometric data. It enables police…

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