Slabb, Marquis Software partner on biometric kiosks for Arkansas Dept. of Community Correction
The new kiosks will be located at probation offices throughout the state and will be used by low-risk clients that need to check in with probation officers.
Under the new partnership, Slabb provided the hardware which was based on its X6 kiosk model and includes a fingerprint reader and signature pad unit from Topaz Systems. Marquis developed the user interface, as well as the biometric matching software.
“When Slabb received confirmation that we were awarded the contract from the State, we knew we needed to partner with a software company that could complement our hardware and ensure the successful design and delivery of the product. We have no regrets about our decision,” Slabb’s president, Peter te Lintel Hekkert said. “It was evident that with Marquis’ extensive specialized software experience and our customized hardware design that we would be able to successfully complete delivery to another satisfied customer.”
Law enforcement communities are major adopters of biometric identification technologies, and its anticipated that this trend will continue.
According to the Biometrics Research Group, the global biometrics market will grow to $15 billion by 2015 from its 2012 estimated value of $7 billion.
The market for automated fingerprint identification systems and fingerprint biometric technologies account for the greatest share of the global biometrics market and is forecast to continue to be the main source of overall market revenues from 2010 to 2015. This sector is valued at $5 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach nearly $10 billion in 2015.