NXT-ID subsidiary awarded facial recognition contract from U.S. army

May 21, 2015 - 

NXT-ID, Inc.’s wholly owned subsidiary, 3D-ID LLC, became the official contractor under Team Battelle for the biometrics technology portion of the recently awarded TIES (Technical Information Engineering Services) Unrestricted Suite Contract from the Department of the Army, according to a report by Benzinga.

3D-ID LLC offers a suite of 3D facial recognition products specifically designed for government, law enforcement and security agencies.

“We are very proud to be part of Team Battelle and contributing our expertise in biometric technologies,” said 3D-ID LLC CEO Gino Pereira. “This award is the culmination of 2 years hard work by many parties involved. Although the company’s primary focus has been on our biometric smart wallet, the Wocket, currently being shipped to our pre-order customers, we have continued to develop opportunities for our core biometric products. We look forward to supporting Battelle on future task orders. ”

The contracts, which were awarded on May 8, include nine total awardees. The entire TIES program has an estimated total value of $994 million.

This IDIQ contract will be task order driven and task orders under the unrestricted suite will be issued on a full and open competition basis among all nine awardees.

The work done as part of TIES will cover various areas of interest supporting the Information and Intelligence (I2WD) mission including biometric enabled intelligence (BEI).

I2WD is the intelligence and information warfare directorate which is part of the U.S. Army’s Communication’s-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC).

Previously reported, NXT-ID, Inc. received a provisional patent for its “Distributed Voice Directed Payment Method and System”.

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