NEC Corporation launches Integra-ID, the next-generation AFIS with an open, standards-based architecture based on law enforcement needs such as flexibility, accuracy in search and match technology and quickness in deployments. Integra-ID can be integrated with NEC’s LiveScan Complete Capture-to-Booking system, FastID Booking and Release Identification solution, and MobileID In-Field Identification solution. In addition, Integra-ID enables integration with most other third-party biometrics matchers and external interface applications. The State of Mississippi Department of Public Safety and City of Atlanta Police Department are the first to implement the Integra-ID program.
NEC Launches Integra-ID the Next-Generation AFIS With Greater Speed, Accuracy and Flexibility Demanded by Law Enforcement
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.-NEC Corporation of America, a premier provider of IT, network and identity management solutions, today introduced Integra-ID, the next-generation AFIS built on an open, standards-based architecture and designed with law enforcement feedback. NEC conducted extensive customer focus group interviews to understand law enforcement agency needs. Top demands included an open architecture, open standards, no expensive proprietary hardware and software requirements, flexibility in workflow management, demographic search engines, the latest matching technology, quick deployments, and sophisticated workstation functionality.
“NEC is known for the way we work with our clients,” explained Barry Fisher, vice president, Identification Solutions Division, NEC Corporation of America. “We recognize how important it is to listen to customers’ concerns and needs. Integra-ID is NEC’s response to this growing market and the need for a comprehensive, integrated, intelligent identification solution that provides access to accurate information quickly in order to solve crimes.”
The State of Mississippi Department of Public Safety is the first to sign with NEC to deploy Integra-ID.
“As one of the first agencies worldwide to implement an NEC AFIS a decade ago – and through our ongoing relationship with NEC – we’ve been able to leverage the latest technology solutions available for efficiency and accuracy in fingerprint matching,” said Major Larry Waggoner, director, Criminal Information Center, Department of Public Safety, State of Mississippi. “With the open architecture and open standards of Integra-ID, we’re anticipating a system that gives us palmprint matching and greater flexibility and scalability.”
Additionally, the City of Atlanta Police Department is upgrading to Integra-ID, which includes the latest Fingerprint/Palmprint Matching, FastID, and LiveScan technology from NEC.
“With NEC’s industry-leading biometrics algorithms, the City of Atlanta Police Department is eager to take full advantage of Integra-ID’s improved matching speed and matching accuracy,” said Captain Shirley Britton, City of Atlanta Police Department. “Integra-ID’s integrated system should also be easier to use and manage, thus increasing our department’s productivity. This new system will increase our ability to solve more crimes by matching latents, not only against the tenprint database, but also against the palmprint database.”
Additional key benefits of Integra-ID include:
-dynamic workflow management functionality of Integra-ID allows for workflow changes without system interruption, to reduce change orders and save money;
-a unified database and integrated archive to bridge the gap between identification and investigation, and improve department efficiency;
-an integrated workstation that provides access to all AFIS functions via a unified user interface for greater usability and easier system management; and
-quicker system deployments to save time and money
Integra-ID can be integrated quickly and seamlessly with NEC’s LiveScan Complete Capture-to-Booking system, FastID Booking and Release Identification solution, and MobileID In-Field Identification solution, making it a comprehensive one-stop AFIS solution. In addition, Integra-ID enables easy integration with most other third-party biometrics matchers and external interface applications such as criminal history systems, records management systems, the FBI system, and other agency database systems and third-party applications.
NEC will be demonstrating Integra-ID in their booth (# 2243) at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) 2007 Annual Conference at the New Orleans Convention Center on October 13-17, 2007. Integra-ID is available today throughout North America. For more information, call (800) 777-2347, email [email protected] or visit www.necam.com/ids.
The Identification Solutions Division of NEC Corporation of America, a recognized leader in biometrics technologies, has developed some of the first and finest automated methods of identification. NEC is a biometrics pioneer and has retained a leadership position in biometrics matching technology since the 1970’s. IDS delivers the best and most advanced biometrics solutions for law enforcement, government, civil and commercial applications. Today, with more than 350 deployments in over 20 countries, NEC is the leading provider and one of the largest market share holders of the Automated Fingerprint and Palm Identification worldwide. With its commitment to research and development (R&D), NEC continues to provide the most innovative and accurate algorithms validated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
NEC’s matching algorithms meet and exceed the highest current government standards in identification technology and provide unparalleled accuracy, open system platforms, high capacity and integrated solutions.
About NEC Corporation of America
NEC Corporation of America is a leading technology provider of network, IT and identity management solutions. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, NEC Corporation of America is the North America subsidiary of NEC Corporation. NEC Corporation of America delivers technology and professional services ranging from server and storage solutions, IP voice and data solutions, optical network and microwave radio communications to biometric security, virtualization and digital cinema solutions. NEC Corporation of America serves carrier, SMB and large enterprise clients across multiple vertical industries. For more information, please visit www.necam.com.