Whether law enforcement needs to identify an individual by fingerprint, iris, or facial recognition, they can rely on AwareABIS™—the Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) for large-scale biometric identification. The AwareABIS biometric search platform is based on the processing power of BioSP.
Law enforcement agencies can configure the system to support both criminal and civil applications. Depending on the needs of the individual law enforcement department, they can also configure the system for live scan and card scan of fingerprints, palm, face, and iris. They can add-on the Aware FingerprintWorkbench and FaceWorkbench to further support forensic analysis and reporting processes.
FingerprintWorkbench supports forensic analysis, processing, and reporting of biometric fingerprint evidence, comparisons, and search results. It helps fingerprint examiners perform latent fingerprint examination, match results, review, and generate reports. As part of AwareABIS, it provides intuitive tools and workflows that help examiners complete their analysis more effectively and more efficiently. It supports one to one and one to many searches. FingerprintWorkbench also provides configurable input (live scan and card scan format options) and output (print card format).
FaceWorkbench provides similar analysis and processing capabilities for facial biometric search results. Examiners can submit facial images for facial recognition system searches, including running them through FBI face matching services. FaceWorkbench helps law enforcement agents quickly analyze and process search results. It also provides advanced image enhancement functions; including swipe bars, color, and other enhancements; and a synchronized, configurable magnification tool. Other comparison tools let agents overlay, blend, split, and stack image results.
Managing the capture of fingerprints and subsequent fingerprint scans can be a colossal task, but Aware has you covered. Aware’s LiveScan API is an SDK that provides fingerprint capture device abstraction though a common API. It supports over forty single finger, multi-finger and palm capture devices and is designed to allow an application to support any of these devices with no changes to the application code. It is ideal for fingerprint identification and verification applications where multiple high-quality, standards-compliant fingerprints must be collected within strict time constraints, and where it is desirable to utilize the same enrollment application with different hardware devices over time or within a system.
FormScanner and BioSP can scan fingerprint cards and submit them to centralized fingerprint search systems in a standard format. FormScanner is a family of applications that scan fingerprint cards using consumer-grade scanning equipment, such as the Epson 11000XL. It then creates standards-compliant digital transactions for conducting fingerprint-based searches within AFIS.
FormScannerSE lets agents manually enter fingerprint card data. If agents prefer the automated option, they can use FormScannerMB to scan large batches of fingerprint cards from multiple scanners. During batch scans, they have access to advanced real-time reporting. The system also provides form recognition and image quality enhancement.
If an agency is working specifically with SWFT submissions, they can use FormScannerSWFT for processing. BioComponents operate within FormScanner for text capture, fingerprint scanning workflow, and data validation, and submission. BioSP then validates, aggregates, and distributes the standards-compliant digital transactions created with fingerprint card scanning between AFIS and CCH systems.
And since the overall AwareABIS solution is based on BioSP, it provides unsurpassed configurability and ease of integration. It can also take advantage of Aware’s high-performance, NIST-tested Nexa™ face, fingerprint, and iris matching algorithms, as well as fingerprint algorithms from third-party providers. When used together, these features make it a powerful and flexible biometric identification system. And once scans are complete, AwareABIS can tap into Astra™—an advanced cluster computing platform to searches millions of records.