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Ensure national security and personal liberty

Aware biometric software solutions are used toward several different aspects of visitor screening and border management. Aware’s innovative biometric solutions provide critical support to border management to help ensure national security and protect citizen freedoms and liberties. A decades long commitment to R+D has earned us work with more than 80 government agencies. We know biometrics, security and compliance.

Aware solutions perform biometric search against watch lists upon a visitor’s visa application, and biometric verification upon their arrival at the border. It is also used to personalize and read travel documents such as e-passports.

Advanced biometric data processing and management

At the heart of several Aware solutions for border management is Biometric Services Platform (BioSP™), Aware’s market-leading workflow and integration server. BioSP™ is a modular, open platform used to enable a biometric system with advanced biometric data processing and management functionality in a web services architecture.

Aware authentication technology runs a one-to-one comparison of extracted and enhanced biometric data with reference data secured in biometric databases. Workflows are customizable, configurable and extensible. Our proprietary matching algorithms, built with mature operational training data sets, manage one-to-many comparisons to establish the identity of an unknown individual.

Universal Registration Client (URC) is a biometric enrollment application used to automate the collection of high-quality fingerprint and face biometrics and other information. It can be easily configured to satisfy custom data collection and workflow requirements. BioComponents are .NET controls that run within the URC application to perform discrete, modality-specific workflows and functions including capture hardware abstraction.

BioSP aggregates enrolled data submitted from the workstations, performs configurable workflows to process and distribute the data, and integrates with other systems to share data and receive search result responses.

Here’s how Aware can support your border management team:

Biometric solutions for border management

Visa applicant screening

For visa applicant screening, URC operates on workstations at consulates for visa applications and also at border checkpoints. FingerprintComponent and PhotoComponent operate as controls within URC or WebEnroll to perform fingerprint and face autocapture.

BioSP is used to manage biometric transaction submissions to an AFIS for biometric search of a criminal database or watch list and subsequent results response. It can also be used to manage biometric verifications of the visitor upon their arrival at a border checkpoint.

Visa Applicant Screening

Visa Applicant Screening

Visa applicant screening

For visa applicant screening, URC operates on workstations at consulates for visa applications and also at border checkpoints. FingerprintComponent and PhotoComponent operate as controls within URC or WebEnroll to perform fingerprint and face autocapture.

BioSP is used to manage biometric transaction submissions to an AFIS for biometric search of a criminal database or watch list and subsequent results response. It can also be used to manage biometric verifications of the visitor upon their arrival at a border checkpoint.

Document authentication

For document authentication, URC is used for collection of biometric images and other data from a traveler at a controlled entryway or border checkpoint. FingerprintComponent and PhotoComponent run within URC or WebEnroll to perform autocapture of fingerprint and face biometrics. AwareXM is used to perform biometric comparison between a person’s fingerprints and those stored on their credential or in a central database.

BioSP aggregates enrolled data submitted from the workstations at the border crossing. It also implements workflows to process and send the transactions to a case management system. Administrators can use a browser to query, view, edit, print, and create reports on data, such as on throughput and biometric image quality.

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