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Aware provides software and solutions for government-sponsored, biometrics-enabled citizen identification and credentialing systems, such as for e-passports, national ID cards, and voter registration and elections. Features of the solution includes .NET or browser-based biometric enrollment and duplicate search, support for fingerprint, face, and iris biometrics, highly-scalable biometric search, stateful application processing workflow, and advanced analytics for automated data integration, identity data cleaning, and automated ID record comparison.

Citizen ID solutions are enabled by the AwareABIS™. Fingerprint, face, and/or iris enrollment and duplicate search are supported. AwareABIS™ is comprised of BioSP, Astra, and Nexa.  BioSP is a modular, configurable workflow and middleware platform used for server-or cloud-based functions, including data management, workflow, and subsystem connectivity. Astra with Nexa fingerprint, face, and iris matching SDKs perform biometric search of large databases. Inquire is an advanced text search and analytics tool used to clean identity data and automatically detect identity data inconsistencies. Astra is used to accelerate search and processing of very large identity databases. ICAOPack is used to personalize e-passports.

Citizen ID Solutions

Addressing Vendor Lock-In in ABIS Systems | White Paper

2019-12-20T12:25:17-05:00By |

“Vendor lock-in” is a term that describes when a technology vendor imposes switching costs upon their customer—intentionally or otherwise—to make it unattractive for them to replace their installed products. It’s done by designing and deploying a system in such a way that makes it exceedingly difficult, risky, or expensive to replace part or all [...]

ID Talk Podcast: David Benini on Biometrics in Government and Aware’s “Open ABIS”

2019-11-26T12:21:06-05:00By |

It’s Government Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics so for the latest episode of the ID Talk Podcast, host Peter Counter spoke with David Benini, Vice President, Marketing and Product, at Aware. Listen to the latest episode of the ID Talk Podcast: The in-depth conversation begins on the topic of what we talk about when we talk about government [...]

Civil ABIS for Citizen ID and Border Management 

2019-08-27T11:49:12-04:00By |

A civil ABIS (automated biometric identification system) stores and searches biometric data enrolled from a civilian population for applications such as citizen credentialing and border management. Its purpose is to compare one biometric sample (e.g. fingerprint, face, or iris) to those of everyone else in one or more databases in order to retrieve that record [...]

Biometrics in government: Enhanced security and convenience for citizens

2019-12-03T16:13:55-05:00By |

A brief history of biometrics Fingerprint-based identification began in law enforcement. An Argentine detective first solved a crime using a latent print (left behind by the perpetrator) in 1892. In 1901, detectives in England and Wales officially began using fingerprints in criminal identification. Their use snowballed from there. By 1946, the FBI managed a [...]

PODCAST: Aware’s David Benini Talks On-Device Biometrics & Enterprise Security

2019-08-28T09:52:19-04:00By |

An expert conversation on the death of the password, biometric liveness detection, and the future of identity in the workplace. It’s On-Device Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics, a five-week deep dive on the authentication paradigm that’s killing passwords. That’s why, in the latest episode of The FindBiometrics & Mobile ID World Podcast, host Peter Counter sits down with David Benini, [...]

WHITE PAPER | Biometrics in government: how cross-jurisdictional search services strengthen biometric identification

2019-12-03T16:18:41-05:00By |

Governments worldwide rely on passports and the relatively limited biographic information they contain for identification of citizens in a variety of critical applications, such as immigration and border management. But they are increasingly using biometrics to augment their identity proofing efforts. Biometrics such as a fingerprint, face, and iris are more unique, consistent, and [...]

Aware Biometrics Blog makes Top 25 Biometric Blogs list

2019-03-15T12:52:20-04:00By |

Biometrics Blogs List. The Best Biometrics Blogs from thousands of Biometrics blogs on the web using search and social metrics. Subscribe to these websites because they are actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their readers with frequent updates and high-quality information. These blogs are ranked based on following criteria Google reputation and Google search ranking [...]

What is Biometrics as a Service? Benefits and Use Cases

2019-03-15T12:54:01-04:00By |

Infographic Biometrics-as-a-Service (BaaS) solutions from Aware are an attractive alternative to traditional biometric software models. This technology allows organizations of all types - from governments to telecommunications companies - to quickly deploy and start using biometrics technology in their day-to-day identity management operations. In other words, with BaaS, you [...]

Biometric Data Interoperability Challenges Rise with Worldwide Adoption

2019-08-28T10:01:15-04:00By |

“The nice thing about standards is that you have so many to choose from.” -Andrew Tanenbaum. As the biometrics market continues to mature, two phenomena become increasingly apparent. First, more and more institutions choose to adopt biometrics as an enhancement to their business. Secondly, these institutions seek to make use of existing standards for data [...]

Biometrics Untethered – Capture and Search with Better Accessibility and Ergonomics

2019-08-28T10:01:27-04:00By |

Mobile technology has revolutionized many industries, and biometrics is one of them. As biometric authentication on handsets has become ubiquitous, the impact of its adoption has impacted biometrics beyond consumer applications. The mass-market scale of biometric authentication is driving useful technology improvements into biometric enrollment for search. One example is sensors. It wasn’t that long [...]