The Ogden City, Utah Police Department will be using ImageWare’s facial recognition and digital composite sketching technology that will streamline the department’s current law enforcement identification procedures by allowing officers to conduct facial recognition searches against its existing records management system (RMS).
SAN DIEGO–ImageWare Systems, Inc., a world leading developer and provider of identity management solutions, today announced that the Ogden City (UT) Police Department has selected the company’s facial recognition and digital composite sketching technology as part of its large-scale suspect identification initiative, which also includes an Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) developed by NEC Solutions (America), Inc., a premier provider of integrated solutions in North America.
By leveraging ImageWare’s biometric facial recognition and digital composite sketching technology, the Ogden City Police Department is able to further streamline current law enforcement identification procedures by enabling officers to conduct facial recognition searches against its existing records management system (RMS), as well as composites created using ImageWare’s digital composite sketching technology. Coupled with NEC’s AFIS, which enables local law enforcement to maintain a fingerprint database that will receive and send fingerprints electronically, they are also able to quickly search not only fingerprints but facial images using ImageWare’s facial recognition technology which greatly enhances the suspect identification process.
“Law Enforcement agencies around the world are seeing the benefits image, facial and related recognition technologies are having on their ability to identify criminals, and we are pleased to contribute our expertise in this area for the Ogden City Police Department,” said Jim Miller, chairman and chief executive officer, ImageWare Systems. “We are confident that our solutions will function on the highest level of speed and accuracy and will become an invaluable tool for the Ogden Police Department along with the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) NEC developed.”
“NEC Solutions America welcomes ImageWare’s contribution to the Ogden Police Department’s identification solution,” said Barry Fisher, vice president, AFIS Division of NEC Solutions America. “We believe that all customers are best served by a comprehensive solution designed specifically for their needs and, in the case of the Ogden Police Department, ImageWare’s technology is a perfect complement to the proven AFIS technology that NEC brings to the table.”
ImageWare System’s suite of law enforcement products such as IWS(TM) Law Enforcement, a digital booking, identification and investigative solution enables officers to capture demographic data and images including mug shots, fingerprints, scars, marks and tattoos. Officers can then use this data to conduct text-based and biometric searches; create photo lineups and mugbooks; and generate wanted posters which effectively expedite the criminal investigation process. In addition, LiveScan fingerprint data can be sent directly to the State AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System), the FBI criminal repository or other similar agencies, as required. And to further aid officers in identifying inmates, visitors and employees, IWS Law Enforcement can also be used to generate ID cards and wristbands.
About ImageWare Systems, Inc.
ImageWare Systems, Inc. is a world leading developer and provider of identity management solutions, providing biometric, secure credential, law enforcement and digital imaging technologies. Scalable for worldwide deployment, the Company’s biometric product line includes a multi-biometric engine that is hardware and algorithm independent, enabling the enrollment and management of unlimited population sizes. ImageWare’s identification products are used to manage and issue secure credentials including national IDs, passports, driver licenses, smart cards and access control credentials. ImageWare’s digital booking products provide law enforcement with integrated mug shot, fingerprint LiveScan and investigative capabilities. The Company also provides comprehensive digital workflow solutions for the professional photography industry. ImageWare is headquartered in San Diego, with offices in Canada and Germany. For more information visit www.iwsinc.com.
About NEC Solutions America
NEC Solutions (America), Inc. is a premier provider of integrated solutions for the Connected Enterprise in North America. As an affiliate of NEC Corporation, NEC Solutions America taps into a global resource network to help clients leverage technology to achieve a competitive edge. From corporate performance management and biometric security solutions to digital cinema and in-theater advertising systems, visual displays and server solutions, the expertise is delivered with the personal attention needed to address individual situations. With headquarters in Rancho Cordova, California, NEC Solutions America serves a wide range of markets, including the healthcare and public safety, financial services, cinema, retail and manufacturing markets. Information regarding NEC Solutions America can be found at www.necsam.com.