Aware biometrics to help manage pilgrims travelling to Saudi
06 March 2014 13:09 GMT


Aware biometric software capable of processing sixteen thousand biometric enrolments per hour

Aware has announced its biometric software is being used to improve management of temporary visitors to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj and other purposes.

The US-based supplier said that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has begun deployment of several of Aware's COTS biometrics software products as part of an update to its visa issuance management process.

The new system uses Aware's Biometric Services Platform (BioSP), as well as Universal Registration Client (URC) and related APIs. BioSP is a modular, centralized, service-oriented application used to implement workflows and manage data exchange between various government departments. URC is a biometric enrollment application that will operate on hundreds of workstations at consulates and visa service centers globally to collect biometrics from potential visitors to Saudi Arabia.

Aware served as the principal subcontractor to Fujitsu Arabia Ltd. on the project. Aware also recently announced that it supplied products and services to Fujitsu for a similarly-scoped biometric visa applicant screening system deployed in Canada.

"The new system in Saudi Arabia highlights the scalability of Aware's biometric services platform, designed to handle as many as sixteen thousand biometric enrollments in a single hour," commented Rob Mungovan, Vice President at Aware.

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