Mobile device gateway server
BioSP can be configured as a mobile device gateway server that enables offsite search of local biometric databases and the FBI RISC database. This solution enables state and local law enforcement organizations to quickly assess the level of threat posed by an individual encountered on patrol without needing to transport or detain them. The solution allows officers in the field to use mobile fingerprint devices to collect and submit an individual’s fingerprints for comparison against the FBI RISC (Repository for Individuals of Special Concern) database as well as a state and/or local AFIS.
BioSP performs as an intermediary between the mobile communication system and the state AFIS, which submits the search request to the FBI and receives the response. BioSP performs data communication, transposition, routing, and workflow so that agencies have the freedom to use a variety of mobile fingerprint capture devices and existing mobility infrastructure.
Features and functionality
- Transaction management for mobile ID transactions
- Supports different types of mobile devices in same network; easily add new devices
- Independent of AFIS platform and devices
- Standards-compliant ANSI/NIST ITL and EBTS data interchange
- Standards-compliant interface to FBI RISC services
- Open interfaces to legacy subsystems (e-mail, FTP, HTTPS, web services)
- Accommodates different biometric modalities, including face and iris
- Compliant with DHS 4300A and FBI CJIS Mobile security policies
- Performs data communication, transposition, routing, and workflow
- Customizable workflow, reporting and PDF document generation
- Can be set up for lights-out or manual search
- Can be integrated with existing CCH, RMS, JMS, and mugshot systems
- Enables centralized system administration and user management
Biometric transaction integration and management
BioSP can be used to integrate biometric data with legacy subsystems. It receives queries and enrollments submitted from the booking workstations, and then execute configurable formatting and routing rules to process and distribute the data to and from FBI NGI, state AFIS, and CCH systems. Universal Registration Client (URC) is used to collect fingerprint and face biometrics and other information as part of a booking process.
- workstation application configuration and distribution management
- enrollment data aggregation
- interface to an external AFIS service or channeler
Fingerprint card scanning
Aware offers a market-leading solution for fingerprint card scanning that utilizes FormScanner and BioSP. This solution is used to scan fingerprint cards and submit them in standard-compliant format to centralized fingerprint search systems. FormScanner is a family of applications used to scan fingerprint cards using consumer-grade scanning equipment such as the Epson 11000XL, and create standards-compliant digital transactions used for fingerprint-based search against an AFIS. FormScannerSE has a user interface used to assist manual entry of data from fingerprint cards. FormScannerMB performs automated scanning of large batches of fingerprint cards with multiple scanners in use. Advanced real-time reporting is provided during a batch scan. Form recognition and image quality enhancements are performed. FormScannerSWFT is configured specifically for SWFT submissions. BioComponents operate within FormScanner for text capture, fingerprint scanning workflow, and data validation and submission.
BioSP is used to validate, aggregate, and distribute standards-compliant digital transactions created from fingerprint card scanning to and from AFIS and CCH systems.
Local biometric search
Aware offers AwareABIS™ to populate and search a local biometric database in conjunction with search of external systems. BioSP can be used together with Astra and one or more of the Nexa SDKs to perform a search of a local biometric database. Where BioSP is used to manage the database and user interactions, Nexa SDKs include the algorithms to perform the biometric search. URC can be used to capture biometric data for search and to report results.
Search of FBI Interstate Photo System
View and categorize candidates in search results
Analyze and compare candidate images to determine match or non-match
FaceWorkbench is an application for analysis and processing of candidates returned as a result of a facial biometric search. The workflow of the application facilitates submission of a facial image for search to a facial recognition system, including FBI face matching services. FaceWorkbench provides a user interface and systematic workflow to enable an analyst to analyze and process the candidates returned from the search.
The features of the facial images of the probe and candidate are automatically located and used to align the images. There are advanced image enhancement functions, including swipe bars, color and other enhancements, and a synchronized, configurable magnifier. Comparison tools allow the images to be overlaid and blended, split, stacked, and checkered. The user can be prompted to perform best practices based on published industry standards, and keep track of which practices have been performed.