NEC fingerprint identification system being deployed for Kerala State Police in India

NEC announced today that NEC Technologies India (NECTI) has partnered with the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) (Note 1) to deploy its automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS) for the Kerala State Police in India.

The new AFIS will be used to match unknown fingerprints against a central database of known fingerprints for criminal investigation. More than 600 police/enforcement facilities across the state, including police stations and the district police headquarters, will have access to the system for verification and new registration of fingerprints.

According to the announcement, the new system offers faster and more accurate fingerprint verification, is able to enhance the quality of fragmented fingerprints captured at crime scenes and makes it possible to match the prints against the central database.

“As a world leader in biometrics technologies, we are delighted to be working with C-DAC and the Kerala State Police to implement a new fingerprint
recognition infrastructure, and are committed to building safer and smarter cities in India,” saya Mr. Takayuki Inaba, managing director at NECTI.

Last month NECTI and CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd formed a strategic alliance to jointly develop and deliver new digital services to approximately 900 million citizens living in rural areas of India.

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