Biometric solutions firm NEC has announced that a multimodal biometric identification system it developed has been accepted by a consortium of US state and local law enforcement agencies following several phases of testing.
The Integra-ID5 Multimodal Biometric Identification System (MBIS) solution was accepted by the Western Identification Network (WIN) following evalutions including Factory Acceptance Tests and System Acceptance Tests at each of the eight WIN Member States, NEC revealed. The contract was initially awarded to NEC in October, 2011.
WIN’s network consists of a shared MBIS processing service bureau that provides the ability to search the criminal and civil biometrics records of its member agencies, including interfaces to other neighboring states, and agencies.
NEC’s upgrade for the states included the incorporation of several new technologies to improve accuracy, reliability and availability, with the use of multiple algorithms and multiple encoding.
It also included Data migration and conversion including de-duplication of 18 million 10-print records and search of all unknown latent images and the development of a shared interface to the FBI’s Next Generation Identification system.
“WIN is pleased with NEC’s performance in delivery of the services we have contracted for. NEC’s project management methodology facilitated a successful, on-time and on-budget implementation, leading to a unanimous vote in favor of system acceptance,” said Ken Bischoff, CEO of the Western Identification Network.
“WIN has had a relationship with NEC since 1989,” added Julie Butler, division administrator at the Nevada Department of Public Safety General Services Division and chairperson of the WIN Board of Directors.
“And with this delivery, our member states’ expectations for obtaining the latest cutting-edge technology without incurring large capital expenditures was accomplished. We are pleased with the value NEC has brought to WIN and its member states in this latest implementation.”