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Gradiant and Encartele partner on biometric tech solution for corrections industry


Gradiant, a Spanish technology R&D center, and Encartele announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together in the innovation of safe technological solutions for use in correctional facilities and prisons. Encartele is a U.S. based technology company servicing the corrections industry.

The organizations have agreed to integrate Gradiant’s facial recognition technology into Encartele’s CIDNET Smart Jail Ecosystem with the goal of completely eliminating inmate PIN-stealing in the correctional space. If the project is successful, future inmates would only need to scan their faces in order to use a wall-mounted information kiosk.

“We are very excited to work with Gradiant,” said Encartele’s President and CEO, Scott Moreland. “Daniel and I have a good relationship, and he’s been great about showing us the full capabilities of his company’s technology.”

Gradiant’s International Business Development Manager Daniel Ramos added, “this agreement is the confirmation of all our efforts to show Gradiant’s technology capabilities abroad.”

Gradiant and Encartele have also discussed implementing Gradiant’s remote liveness detection technology LifeSensor, which is based on respiratory monitoring and agitation measuring, into a life monitoring system in prisons.

“We are excited about this technology and what it is capable of,” explained Ramos. “Imagine being able to record an inmate’s heartbeat directly into a jail management platform. Correctional officers could prevent suicide attempts more reliably and inmates could be passively screened for heart related health risks. Our technology LifeSensor can make that a reality.”

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