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Cross Match to offer biometrics solutions through UK government cloud


Cross Match has just announced the debut of its biometric solutions to enable criminal booking, mobile ID, enrollment and border verification, and identification on the UK’s G-Cloud CloudStore.

CloudStore is an online marketplace where suppliers can offer their software, infrastructure or platform “as a service” to the UK public sector via the G-Cloud framework. The G-Cloud framework provides vendors with the opportunity to sell ready-to-deploy services to public sector clients instantly.

The G-Cloud framework provides a simplified, streamlined process for government departments and agencies to buy computing services as a commodity, bypassing costly, time-consuming open tendering.

Cross Match’s G-Cloud offering incorporates proprietary software applications and fully certified livescan and multi-modal mobile hardware, addressing multiple biometric and credentialing modalities.

Applications include Cross Match’s WEBS cloud-based identity management software, as well as Mission Oriented Biometric Software (MOBS) for multi-biometric handhelds. Technology solutions include the company’s Guardian and Patrol ten-print fingerprint scanners, 500P and 1000PX palm scanners, Verifier Mw single finger identification handheld, SEEK Avenger multi-biometric handheld, and Authenticator secure credential reader.

The addition of services to the G-Cloud is an supplemental method that Cross Match is using to offer services the UK public sector.

“We have a long history of serving UK law enforcement, the Home Office and the Ministry of Defense with their identity management needs,” says Eric Vermillion, Cross Match’s senior vice president of sales. “Our pedigree is in delivering mission critical solutions that support programs aimed at helping safeguard society.”

Indeed, Cross Match fingerprint scanners can be found in virtually every police department across England, and at each immigration desk at air ports of entry.

The company recently opened a UK office in March of this year. The office, located in Arlington Business Park, Theale, Reading, is home to UK sales, business development and sales engineering personnel.

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