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Unisys provides biometrics solution for Dutch Custodial Institutions Service


Unisys Nederland, Unisys Corporation‘s subsidiary in The Netherlands, announced it has signed a contract with the Dutch Custodial Institutions (DJI) to provide a new Basic Provision Biometrics solution for about 12,000 prison cells in The Netherlands.

Unisys’ solution is based on an open standards-based LEIDA platform for identity management software. With a contract term of up to seven years, the new system is expected to launch at the end of 2014.

Replacing DJI’s current Basic Provision Biometrics, the Unisys solution will easily integrate with the agency’s new IT architecture to ultimately enhance user experience, offer a more seamless operation and reduce overall costs.

Launched in 2008, the Basic Provision Biometrics program uses biometric data such as fingerprints to confirm the identities of prisoners while they are imprisoned. Every year, the program records the biometric data for approximately 25,000 people in the judicial service establishments.

“Unisys brings to DJI years of global experience, gained from delivering some of the most significant biometric passport and ID schemes in the world,” said Jim Vlaming, public safety and justice business lead at Unisys Nederland. “In particular, our work with ITER, the international fusion project in the south of France, demonstrated that we have the technology and the knowledge to develop solutions that put people at the heart of the project.”

Unisys has delivered biometrics solutions to decrease fraud and enhance public services for a range of governmental agencies, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Passports Division Section) and the Mexican Ministry of Internal Affairs and National Citizen Registry.

Previously reported by BiometricUpdate.com, Unisys Corporation was selected by Her Majesty’s Passport Office in the UK to implement its new facial recognition system.

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