The Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) has chosen Cogent Systems for its next generation Computer Assisted Palmprint and Fingerprint Identification System (CAPFIS).
Replacing the current fingerprint identification system from the incumbent provider, Cogent’s new system deliver higher accuracy and shorter response time along with improved features and functionality all based on the latest international NIST standards.
The international NIST standards are also used by other law enforcement agencies.
The HKPF’s existing fingerprint records and latent hard copy records will be electronically converted by Cogent. The new system can store 1,000 pixels per inch (ppi) image resolution records and will be able to search both flat and rolled fingerprints and palm prints.
Under the contract, customized workflows and process modules will be included to monitor the processing of fingerprint evidence. HKPF will use the enhanced accuracy and speed of the new CAPFIS to increase the success of the criminal investigations of HKPF.
The contract was awarded to Cogent after extensive proposal evaluation and system benchmarking by HKPF. Cogent demonstrated benchmark results of 100% accuracy on both finger and palm latents during the benchmark test.
“This contract award is a very important win as it expands our presence in Hong Kong where Cogent technology is already being used for Hong Kong's National Smart Identity Card System,” said Ming Hsieh, president and CEO of Cogent Systems in a statement to the press.
Hsieh continued: “The strength of Cogent’s fast, accurate, and reliable technology during the testing process was a key factor in winning the contract award. Our technology will be instrumental to the HKPF’s crime-solving efforts and provide their officers with state-of-the-art technology.”
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Anuradha Shukla is a contributing writer for TMCnet covering call centers, CRM and information technology.