Safran to consolidate Oman’s identification systems, deploy single multi-biometric platform

April 11, 2017 - 

Safran Identity & Security has been selected by the Sultanate of Oman to consolidate the country’s civil identity, public security, border control and criminal identification systems in a single multi-biometric platform.

Safran’s automated biometric information system (ABIS) platform will enable the various solutions to communicate with each other and manage all the biometric databases – fingerprint, facial recognition, iris and DNA – within a unified system. The ABIS will provide biometric services, including enrollment, identification and verification, on behalf of all national systems involved in ensuring the security of the Sultanate.

The platform, to be operated by the Sultanate, has been launched to support both public security and the development of tourism in the country.

“We are very honored that the Sultanate of Oman has renewed its confidence in Safran Identity & Security after an intense competitive bidding to deploy this unique system in the world,” commented Samuel Fringant, Executive Vice President, Security Division at Safran Identity & Security. “This contract allows us to consolidate our relationship with Oman and strengthen our local presence through sustained investment, especially in the area of high technologies.”

Safran Identity & Security has previously provided the country with an automated fingerprint identification system and an iris recognition solution to identitfy expatriate workers.

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