Tamil Nadu Fingerprint Bureau upgrades fingerprint indentification software

The Tamil Nadu Fingerprint Bureau is upgrading its existing software to version 7 of its Fingerprint Analysis Tracking System (FACTS) at police stations across the Indian state in an effort to give police direct access to the centralized fingerprint database for faster offender identification.

According to a report in New India Express, all police stations in the state will be equipped with the upgraded software by October which will soon be integrated with the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS), a nationwide online tracking system integrating more than 14,000 police stations across the country.

The system currently holds about 400,000 imprints but with the new software upgrades, 6,000,000 imprints could be stored, including both roll prints and tap prints.

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