April 1, 2013 -
Tiger IT Bangladesh has been selected to provide an automated fingerprint identification system for the Department of Home and Civil Registration and Census and the Department of Immigration in Bhutan.
The contract was signed with the Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs in Bhutan. According to a report in The Daily Star, Tiger IT won the contract, competing against vendors including Sagem, NEC, IRIS and eDruk in an open international tender.
The particular product, TigerAFIS has been certified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and will initially hold three million records at the first stage. In addition to the AFIS, Tiger IT will provide identity cards to be used in conjunction with the system.
According to the Daily Star report, the company has recently won similar projects in Nepal and India.
Reported previously in BiometricUpdate.com, NIST announced a new set of publications intended to make fingerprint matching easier and more reliable for forensic examiners. These new publications cover markup, extended ridge issues, terminology and also provisions for image-only searches.
“We are delighted to work with the government of Bhutan, a country with one of the most clear technology visions in the South Asian region,” Ziaur Rahman, chairman and CEO of Tiger IT said.
According to Tiger IT ‘s website, the company is working in collaboration with Oberthur Technologies on the Machine Readable Passport project for the Government of Nepal and will provide the software solution for capturing data into the system.