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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 years after the system is deployed.

“In line with our modernization program, the implementation of the Automated Fingerprint Identification System will lead to improved service delivery to the citizens of Zambia,” Stella Libongani, Inspector General of Police for the Zambian Police Service said. “Not only will our investigators be empowered by the use of the latest technologies offered by the system but the ability to decentralize the services to all regions in Zambia will dramatically improve turnaround times.”

Morpho has implemented similar solutions for the South African Police Service, the Botswana Police Service and the Policia de Investigação Criminal in Mozambique. As well, at the beginning of 2015, Morpho delivered a rapid DNA instrument to the Zambia Police Service, the first machine of its kind to be delivered by Morpho on the African continent.

Paul Jeremias, Managing Director for Morpho South Africa, commented: “Morpho prides itself in being the market leader in biometric security solutions and furnishing solutions supporting African police agencies. We are honored to begin a new partnership with the Zambian Police Service.”

Previously reported, Morpho launched MorphoRapID 2, a handheld biometric device on an Android OS that is equipped with a fingerprint sensor certified FAP 30 by the FBI, a high resolution camera and multiple credential readers to enable fast and secure remote identification.

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