Ugandan police deploy Gemalto tech for rapid capture of suspects’ biometric data

Gemalto announced today it is supplying the Uganda Police Force with its Cogent Automated Biometric Identification System (CABIS) and LiveScan technology to facilitate better crime-solving through the electronic collection, storage and processing of fingerprints, palm prints and facial captures.

The LiveScan solution will be deployed in police stations and courts nationwide and will allow capture of biometric data, along with the subject’s mugshot and biographical data. Local partner ISSUL will assist in the installation, project support and maintenance. CABIS will enable the police to map distinct characteristics in fingerprints, palm prints and face images and use these to speed up the matching process.

The Ugandan police will be also piloting Gemalto’s Mobile Biometric Identification solution, which helps officers capture individuals’ fingerprints using a mobile device. Biometric information is securely submitted to the CABIS over-the-air with matches relayed back to the officer directly via the handset.

“Reliable biometric data is an extremely powerful tool for identifying individuals and bringing offenders to justice,” said Muhirwa Rogers, Police Undersecretary for the Uganda Police Force. “Investment in Gemalto CABIS and LiveScan technology is the latest step forward in the modernization not just of Ugandan law enforcement, but our wider homeland security infrastructure.”

“Gemalto CABIS, LiveScan and Mobile ID technology reinforce the efforts of Ugandan police to tackle crime,” added Tommi Nordberg SVP, EMEA Government Programs for Gemalto. “Highly scalable and interoperable, our solutions not only meet the current requirements of the Ugandan authorities, but can grow and develop in line with their future demands.”

Last month the Ugandan government awarded Gemalto and its local partner SCINTL a contract to supply a biometric border management system that includes airport self-service eKiosks at Entebbe International Airport.

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