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Aware software and solutions have been used for a variety of law enforcement applications since the early 1990s. At the heart of several Aware solutions for law enforcement is Biometric Services Platform (BioSP™). BioSP is an off-the-shelf software product that runs on a server to execute custom workflows and data processing steps. It is configurable to support specific data formatting and routing requirements, and can be easily installed in a network to 1) ensure an open, modular network design that is agnostic to specific hardware and software products, 2) make EFTS records more accessible and useful, 3) save time and prevent errors through automation of critical functions, and 4) ensure compliance and quality. BioSP-based solutions include the Mobile Device Gateway Server used to enable search of biometric databases from mobile devices, and search of local biometric data such as mugshots. Administrators can configure the system, read and edit data, and run custom reports from a browser.

Law Enforcement Solutions

Law enforcement agencies increasingly use mobile biometrics for parole and probation monitoring

2019-02-05T09:35:14-04:00By |

Nearly 4.5 million people are on parole, probation, or house arrest in the U.S., which is almost double the amount of incarcerated individuals. Law enforcement officers must monitor these offenders to ensure compliance with specific terms. Depending on the sentence or crime committed, parolees and probationers may not be allowed to cross state lines, break [...]

Biometric Data Interoperability Challenges Rise with Worldwide Adoption

2017-03-24T12:46:59-04:00By |

“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

2017-03-24T12:46:59-04:00By |

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 [...]

Improving Mobile Biometric Identification with Hardware Abstraction

2017-10-11T15:10:53-04:00By |

Biometrics have continued the inevitable migration from the desktop device to the mobile device. Both the mobile industry and the biometric industry have continued to strive for smaller and more capable devices. The past few years have seen the accelerated adoption of biometrics on mobile devices. Most recently, iris biometrics have been added to Samsung [...]

Improving Biometric Search Performance with Intramodal Fusion

2019-03-15T10:05:35-04:00By |

We often hear about the benefits and applications of “multimodal” biometrics; the use of different biometric modalities together (e.g. fingerprint and face) to increase the performance and enrollment flexibility of biometric search and match solutions. There are cases where going multimodal is an ideal solution, but others where it’s not an attractive option. The benefits [...]

Biometrics in Education: Case Study at NYC Schools

2017-10-11T15:13:08-04:00By |

It’s the time of year for new notebooks, sneakers, backpacks, and also new schoolteachers. Most of those new teachers will be subject to background checks. Fingerprint searches have been used for decades to screen new employees in a variety of careers, including nursing, policing, banking, transportation, and education. In the US, employers in these fields [...]

Facial Biometric Search – Examiner Tools Can Make the Difference

2017-10-11T15:11:31-04:00By |

The proliferation of digital cameras and facial images has made facial biometrics extremely useful for criminal investigations, and increasingly so for identity applications beyond law enforcement. As with fingerprints, the use of facial biometrics needs to meet certain criteria to make them admissible in court or for whatever legal basis might be required. In these [...]