December 2, 2014 -
Suprema announced it would provide its fingerprint recognition solution to the Venezuelan government to help identify authorized customers at grocery stores and pharmacies.
Previously reported, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced in August that the government would soon introduce fingerprint scanners at grocery stores in an effort to ration individuals’ food purchases and prevent food smuggling.
The Venezuelan government has prepared a comprehensive system and procedure to help combat these food shortages and smuggling to Colombia, along with enforcing a mandatory fingerprint system to prevent people from purchasing too many of one item.
The government has already ordered thousands of Suprema BioMini fingerprint solutions, including BioMini Slim, for grocery stores and pharmacies located close to the Colombian border.
Following its initial results, the program is expected to grow nationwide next year.
Bioidentidad, a local Suprema partner that is leading the project, said that Suprema’s BioMini products were selected for their range of features, including high quality fingerprint capture (FBI certified with FBI PIV/FIPs 201 and FBI Mobile ID FAP20), live finger detection technology, and IP65-rated high endurance in ambient conditions.
“This project is noteworthy because it is a unique and new application for fingerprint solutions in preventing crime beyond the ordinary purpose of identification, and it will be an excellent reference for other customers,” said Young S. Moon, vice president of Suprema.