NEC implements new AFIS for Philippine Police
23 July 2015 12:26 GMT

New AFIS is claimed to provide three times faster search capabilities to identify crime suspects

NEC Philippines has implemented a new Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) for the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Manila.

The new AFIS is claimed to provide three times faster search capabilities to identify crime suspects when compared to the previous system, while providing five times more capacity for storing fingerprint records. The new system will also be able to connect with other compatible AFIS locally or abroad, with export and import capabilities.

"Enhancing our technologies and infrastructure is part of our roadmap towards fulfilling our goals of making the Philippines a safe place to live, work, invest and do business. We look forward to implementing new technologies and to working with NEC to enhance the safety of the community," said Police Deputy Director General Leonardo A. Espina, Officer-In-Charge, Philippine National Police.

"Through our research and development efforts, NEC continually pushes the boundaries of innovation to enhance our biometric technology to benefit our customers. We are glad to work with the Philippine National Police to implement our "solutions for society" offerings and contribute towards law enforcement efforts in the Philippines," said Ms Agnes A. Gervacio, President, NEC Philippines.

The new AFIS is part of PNP's Crime Laboratory Modernization Programme and plays a key role in the PNP Patrol Plan Vision of achieving a 'Highly Capable, Effective and Credible Police Service by 2030'.

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