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Steria provides biometric solutions to the Norwegian Police


Steria announced it has signed a six-year contract with the Norwegian Police to deploy its biometrics solution, which will be fully and seamlessly integrated into the police force’s IT systems.

Steria will provide the Norwegian Police with a whole new structure securing identity management, which will provide a more organized and effective way of handling identities.

Developed in co-operation with European police forces, Steria’s flagship biometric solution SteriaAFIS meets the ever-changing requirements to support criminal police operations for identity management and investigation of latent prints.

The solution uses Steria’s patented algorithms where fingerprint search results are presented live to the user, and will meet the police force’s unique needs and enable authorities to perform fast, electronic and accurate capturing, storage and biometric matching of fingerprints in large databases.

The contract also allows for the option to deliver additional components, including a photo register for the Norwegian Police and a face recognition solution designed to secure border control, storage for photos and fingerprints for passport registrations to curb fraudulent identity crime, and 3D facial recognition.

“Biometric technology has historically been a core component in criminal investigations,” said Ole Marius Steinkjer, head of biometrics at Steria. “Where the criminal AFIS often was a stand-alone solution solving its tasks isolated earlier, the market is now changing. Today’s trends have moved towards integrating these solutions more seamlessly into a larger IT perspective. There are many positive effects of these which stretch from data quality in removing duplicate information registration to a complete end-to-end process in identification management.”

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