Californian counties select NEC biometric solution
16 March 2015 12:25 GMT

The NEC solution enables access to nearly 50 million records from neighboring counties

Multimodal biometric solutions firm NEC has revealed that two Californian counties, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, have selected its Integra-ID 5 product to upgrade their identification, biometrics and forensics capabilities.

The Integra-ID 5, a biometric solution that integrates forensic tools including fingerprint, palm-print, and facial recognition, will be used by the counties’ Cal-ID units – an automated system maintained by the state’s Department of Justice for retaining fingerprint files.

“We are pleased to renew and extend our partnership with NEC,” said Lt. Robert O’Brine, Cal-ID Manager for the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Office. “In addition to offering us a secure upgrade path, NEC provided us with a long-term vision and compelling leading technology that would meet our needs for geographic distribution, scalability, resiliency, interoperability, service orientation, and advanced security technologies.”

The NEC solution enables access to nearly 50 million records from neighboring counties, California Department of Justice, Western Identification Network and Las Vegas Metro PD, said NEC.

“We appreciate the renewed trust demonstrated to us by the selection of our solution and we are pleased to partner with the San Bernardino and Riverside Counties again,” said Raffie Beroukhim, vice president, Biometrics Solutions Division, NEC Corporation of America. “We look forward to providing them with advanced biometrics and identification technologies for years to come.”