Biometrics software firm Innovatrics opens Atlanta and Singapore offices

Innovatrics, a provider of biometric software solutions for identity management projects, recently expanded its global presence by opening new offices in the U.S. and Singapore. The move is intended to more effectively serve Innovatrics’ current and future North & Latin American and APAC customers. The company can now work more closely with its customers and accommodate their specific needs by developing customized solutions. “Our 12 years of experience in biometrics has helped us to understand the dynamics of the market.

Safran announces 10 million eID cards delivered in Chile

Safran Identity & Security has reached the threshold of 10 million ID cards delivered in the Republic of Chile. 57 percent of the Chilean population now owns electronic identity cards to safeguard their identities and facilitate access to public online services. It is estimated that by 2022 almost all citizens of its 18+ million population will have a secure identity card. Chile is one of over 50 countries in the world who has implemented this type of system. Following a

MorphoTrak hosts annual users conference with identification theme

MorphoTrak held its the 37th annual MorphoTrak Users Conference in Costa Mesa, California in May. MorphoTrak, and its parent company Safran Identity & Security, are leading innovators in large fingerprint identification systems, facial and iris recognition, as well as identification technologies such as smart cards, secure travel documents, e-passports, and driver licenses. MorphoTrak’s combined U.S. customer base includes over 50 percent of the law enforcement biometric identification systems at the local, state, and national level, including AFIS programs for the

Sciometrics SlapShot app powered by Innovatrics AFIS engine

Earlier this week, Sciometrics’ SlapShot App, which allows AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System) fingerprint verifications using standard smartphone cameras, entered beta testing. According to a statement by the company, Sciometrics’ vision is to replace fingerprint authentication hardware with software which operates with standard cameras in smartphones, tablets and laptops to reduce the cost of security for both users and device manufacturers. “This is the first step in our vision to geometrically expand fingerprint authentication as means of enhancing both physical

Innovatrics new AFIS solution designed for integrators

Biometrics software developer Innovatrics has released its next generation automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS). In a statement, the company says the solution is designed for integrators and solution providers that need to provide large-scale, standards-compliant, high-performance and cost-effective biometric identification. Innovatrics AFIS is fully scalable, multimodal, and customizable, and can easily integrate into a customer’s existing biometrics systems. “Innovatrics has built AFIS with this flexibility in mind,” explains Jan Lunter, Chief Technology Officer at Innovatrics. “With an open architecture, this

RCMP exploring expanded biometric ID capacity

According to an article in Motherboard, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are seeking to expand its automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS) to include facial recognition capabilities. The article states that the RCMP said in a letter of interest that would like to add capacity to its biometric database which can store and analyze surveillance and cellphone video, along with video from other non-controlled, poor-quality sources. The letter of interest, however, does not reveal how the RCMP plans to acquire

Dermalog delivers biometric passports and border control system to the Maldives

German biometrics firm Dermalog has delivered biometric passports and an IT system for epassport registration and personalization to the Republic of Maldives. Dermalog has also delivered a new border control system, including automatic gates and a high-speed automatic fingerprint identification system (AFIS) to Maldives Immigration. The new Maldivian biometric passports contain a highly secured polycarbonate data page with laser engraved photo and data and according to the controller of Maldives Immigration, it is now one of the most secure biometric

MorphoTrak to manage APD’s upgraded AFIS as a service via Morpho Cloud

MorphoTrak will be providing a major upgrade to the Albuquerque Police Department’s (APD) automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS) by converting its traditional on-premise fingerprint identification system to MorphoTrak’s biometric identification solution, MorphoBIS housed in Morpho Cloud, a multi-biometric identification-as-a-service solution. The cloud technology allows agencies to use software applications as services and store data on secured vendor-owned and managed servers maintained at peak performance, maximizing system security and streamlining system administration. “Officers are looking forward to the enhanced speed and

Biometrics and law enforcement report released

Biometrics Research Group, Inc. has released its Biometrics and Law Enforcement report that provides a brief, updated overview of the market size and biometric technology available for the law enforcement market in the United States. The firm’s ‘Special Reports’ are sponsored by leading firms within the biometrics sector and offer comprehensive industry analysis along with forward-looking, systematic data about the global biometrics market. This report was sponsored by Cognitec, IDGA and MorphoTrak. Biometrics Research Group, Inc. is headquartered in Toronto

Morpho to deploy AFIS platform for Zambia Police Service

Morpho (Safran) has signed a contract with Zambia Police Service for the supply and deployment of its latest AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System) platform, MorphoBIS. Morpho will also provide live capture enrolment stations and mobile fingerprinting devices. In an effort to speed up deployment, the Zambia Police Service and Morpho will scan existing paper fingerprint forms and associated demographic information into an electronic format as part of the project. Morpho will also provide training, warranty and maintenance services for five