Uganda Police Force buys on-air biometric matching system


In February 2019 Gemalto announced it would supply the Uganda Police Force with its Cogent Automated Biometric Identification System and LiveScan technology in order to improve crime-solving. LiveScan enables police to capture biometric data alongside mugshots and biographical data. CABIS speeds up the biometric matching process by mapping distinctive characteristics in fingerprints, palm prints, and facial images. The Ugandan police will also pilot Gemalto's Mobile Biometric Identification technology, which enables police to capture fingerprints using a mobile device and submit them directly to CABIS over the air; matches are sent directly back to the officer's handset.

Writer: Stephen Mayhew

Publication: Biometric Update

Publication date: 2019-02-11

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