Aware working with Fujitsu on biometric services system for UK govt
Aware announced it will be providing software and services towards the implementation of a central biometric services system being deployed by the United Kingdom Government for applications in law enforcement, border management, and immigration.
According to the announcement, Aware is on a team led by Fujitsu Services Limited selected to supply the biometric matcher integration hub. Aware will contribute the biometric matcher integration hub and its Biometric Services Platform (BioSP), which will be used in part to provide workflows and a layer of abstraction between multiple biometric matchers and other subsystems.
The value of the award to the team is US$38 million over five years, with a possible three-year extension.
“BioSP is the leading biometric platform because of its rich feature set, rapid configurability, and proven reliability for mission-critical applications, all provided as an off-the-shelf software product,” explained Rob Mungovan, VP Biometrics at Aware. “Aware is very pleased to again be working with Fujitsu, and to again see BioSP serve a central role in such an important biometric system.”