SuperCom enters into $1.2M biometric offender monitoring contract with Latvia
SuperCom has announced a new 5-year contract with the Latvian Justice Ministry valued at approximately $1.2 million to provide RF House Arrest and GPS Tracking through its electronic monitoring (EM) solution PureSecurity with fingerprint biometrics. The new contract follows the successful implementation of the previous 5-year EM program started in 2015.
PureSecurity will enhance the Latvian Justice Ministry’s to utilize EM to track and monitor all offenders requiring supervision using both RF house arrest and GPS tracking solutions. The enhanced PureSecurity suite introduces several new capabilities that have been developed by SuperCom over the past years.
SuperCom’s PureSecurity electronic monitoring and tracking platform encompasses a wide-ranging set of innovative features such as smartphone integration, protected communications, advanced security, tamper-proofing, fingerprint biometrics, voice communication, and extended battery life. This recent contract is the latest of SuperCom’s various partnerships with law enforcement agencies around the world.
The Latvian government formally awarded the project to SuperCom after it won the government bidding process over three other companies. SuperCom scored the overall highest quality points for technology and solution. SuperCom’s services will be billed at a monthly lease-rate and are expected to generate revenues shortly, according to the announcement.
SuperCom President and CEO Arie Trabelsi praised the deal. “We are pleased to announce yet another project launch in Europe for our EM business after a 5-year-long successful EM program which we have deployed and serviced in Latvia,” he said. “In the previous program, the Latvian Probation Services was pioneering EM in the country, and we were honored to assist them in implementing this new technology and framework for their nation. We are happy to be launching another 5-year project, with a broader set of technical capabilities. This emphasizes the increasing needs for outstanding technology in this industry as well as the continued confidence existing customers have in our solutions.”
Trabelsi also highlighted the increased global interest to implement SuperCom’s electronic monitoring services for criminal offenders and signaled upcoming projects with special emphasis on a growing number of European and North American countries seek to streamline their criminal justice procedures. He further noted, “This also reflects a greater overall shift to a more modernized, effective approach towards alternatives to incarceration and an emphasis on offenders’ successful re-entry into society.”