Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to use MorphoTrak fingerprint system

February 5, 2013 - 

Thanks to a system upgrade from MorphoTrak, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) will soon be more efficient and accurate in its fingerprint identification efforts.

The new contract upgrades the existing TBI fingerprint system with the latest technology from the Morpho Biometric Identification Solution, which the company says offers the top matching accuracy, also featured in the FBI’s Next Generation Identification system. The upgrade will also provide increased system accuracy and throughput, as well as greater database capacity, thanks to advanced matching algorithms.

“We are proud of our long-term partnership with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation,” Daniel Vassy, President and CEO of MorphoTrak said. “TBI and the citizens of Tennessee will benefit from the most accurate and productive fingerprint identification system in the industry.”

As this agreement is long-term, TBI can rest assured that if additional modalities need to be added for identification, Morpho’s system is adaptable enough to support that expansion.

“TBI has made an investment in Morpho public safety technology that will translate into more crimes being solved, more offenders off the streets, and improved public safety,” Mark Gwyn, Director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said. “The service-oriented architecture (SOA) employed by MorphoBIS make it easily fit into our IT architecture and provides scalability to future-proof our investment.”

Reported in BiometricUpdate.com, Morpho solutions are used extensively in the law enforcement community. New York City, Massachusetts State and West Virginia State police departments are also using identification solutions from MorphoTrak.

In 2012, Morpho’s fingerprint recognition algorithms were ranked number-one in accuracy for image-only latent searches in a National Institute of Standards & Technology test.

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