The Bergen County, N.J., Department of Human Services has been given a biometric management solution by Fulcrum Biometrics, a provider, distributor and integrator of multiple biometric identification systems.
In this project, the company will make use of Fulcrum (News - Alert) Biometric Framework (FbF), a multi-biometric application development framework that consists of a number of products that can be snapped together to rapidly deliver customized identity management solutions
The county will be able to better support funding requests and grant applications, further enhancing services provided to the homeless community by providing more accurate identification and eliminating duplicate records. Offering more accurate reporting about the true number of individuals for whom the county was providing services, the department required a solution that would take advantage of the existing New Jersey Homeless Management Information System.
“With our modular approach to multi-biometric software development and our use of the Fulcrum Biometric Framework we were able to quickly develop a highly customized application for Bergen County,” said Ken Nosker, president of Fulcrum Biometrics, in a statement. “We were able to provide a robust system that does precisely what the client requires and yet is flexible enough to expand in scope and scale as requirements change.”
Fulcrum partnered with the existing vendor to develop a data-sharing method that periodically improves the information system data and allows the county to run daily operations totally independent of it. Fulcrum used the FbF framework to develop a Web-based application that communicates via Fulcrum’s proprietary BioXML, a Web services interface, and used finger image scanners from Futronic Technology and a fingerprint matching algorithm from Neurotechnology, the company said.
Recently, the company introduced FbF Timeclock, a new desktop biometric time and attendance system developed in partnership with Legiant, a major player leader in workforce management software. The newly launched FbF Timeclock has been built on the Fulcrum Biometric Framework, which is a collection of re-usable biometric components that can be rapidly assembled to deploy customized biometric-enabled Web services and applications.
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Edited by Tammy Wolf