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ImageWare gets contract in support of federal iris pilot test

 

ImageWare Systems is set to support a pilot program for a U.S. federal agency to implement iris recognition throughout 20 state and local law enforcement agencies.

Acting as a subcontractor to Iris ID, ImageWare will supply its QuickCapture application to public safety agencies participating in the one-year iris recognition pilot. ImageWare’s technology will be used to manage multiple types of Electronic Biometric Transmission Specification transactions.

Though the announcement from ImageWare says the contract is with an undisclosed federal agency, it is likely that this is in relation to the FBI’s NGI program, which is planning an iris pilot test to determine whether or not the modality is to be included.

During the course of the pilot, ImageWare’s solution will be implemented in over 20 agencies to evaluate the use of iris recognition, primarily in correction facilities.

“Although much of our attention has turned towards the mobile and cloud markets, significant opportunities still exist within our installed base of government and law enforcement clients,” Jim Miller, chairman and CEO of ImageWare said. “The solutions we are providing, which are in compliance with U.S. government standards, serve as a working model for commercial sector standards and adoption.”

Reported previously, ImageWare was awarded a $2.2 million contract from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs to expand its personal identity verification credentialing capabilities. Under this particular contract, ImageWare will deliver software licenses during the third quarter of 2013, which the company says will see it receive approximately $1.5 million in revenue.

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