Idemia renews biometric identification contract with Australian NSW police

Idemia LiveScan

Law enforcement in Australia’s New South Wales has renewed its biometric identification contract with Idemia for six years, according to a company announcement..

Idemia will be responsible with providing and taking care of LiveScan, a tool that collects and analyzes criminals’ biometric data and demographics. The technology will be deployed in 142 police stations in the region. LiveScan is also already used in Queensland, Victoria and the Northern Territory.

“This contract strengthens a long-term partnership that we have had with the New South Wales Police Force for over two decades,” says Idemia Asia Pacific president and senior vice president for public security and identity Tim Ferris. “This collaboration proves Idemia’s capacity to provide critical support and maintenance when it comes to integrating multiple biometrics technology to increase national security and support efficient police services. It is a great honor to be supporting the biggest police organization in Australia.”

Idemia is supplying the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) with new Credential Authentication Technology-Camera (CAT-C) devices featuring integrated cameras for biometric verification against the document being authenticated.

Facial biometrics for Australian Federal Police is provided by NEC.

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