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Vetting capability for biometric passport applications

ImageWare Systems : 19 September, 2007  (New Product)
Biometric Engine by ImageWare Systems plays important role in combating fraudulent applications or biometric passports
ImageWare Systems has announced the expansion of its IWS Biometric Passport product family to improve passport applicant identity verification and further reduce the potential of identity fraud.

"We are very excited about continuing to deliver innovative biometric identity management solutions in support of border security initiatives," said Jim Miller, ImageWare's chairman and CEO. "By making use of our IWS Biometric Engine platform, we have been able to create unique offerings to the industry that are cost-effective and offer a wide variety of homeland security solutions to governments worldwide. The Biometric Passport products are utilized as the identity management layer to enhance passport integrity and aids in the detection of passport fraud."

ImageWare's Biometric Identity Vetting for Passports is a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) product that provides passport issuance agencies the capabilities they need to employ a scalable solution that works with its existing infrastructure. ImageWare's Biometric Identity Vetting for Passports includes several features that provide enhanced identification and verification capabilities required to support the passport application and issuance process. Enhanced features include:.

* Biometric and biographic enrollment, identification and verification.
* Exhaustive facial recognition search capabilities for identification (1:N), verification (1:1).
* Biometric 1:N cross referencing of multiple image populations, including people applying for passports and people that have received a passport.
* Biometric image quality enhancement & assessment to provide image quality analysis that increases biometric enrollment and identification performance.
* Multi-language support.
* Administration functionality to easily create, customize and generate reports.
* Real-time data mining.
* The ability to integrate into existing legacy systems and expand based upon specific governments requirements.
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