Tiger IT Leverages Lumidigm Advantage to Create AFIS/Iris Matching System for Bangladesh's RAB
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Press release date: January 4, 2012
Solution provides high-quality multispectral fingerprint reads in real world border conditions along with a fast, high-performing AFIS matcher
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - January 4, 2012 - Lumidigm today announced that Tiger IT Bangladesh Limited, a leading global provider of AFIS and identity management solutions, is providing a complete criminal identity solution, including iris and fingerprint biometrics and a database upgrade, to the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) office in Bangladesh. Tiger IT sought out Lumidigm's reliable Venus fingerprint sensors for the project in order to provide the RAB with the best tools available for tracking and investigating criminal activities.
"Lumidigm has an advantage, in that their multispectral imaging technology collects unique fingerprint characteristics from both the surface and subsurface of the skin," explains Rifat Abedin, Tiger IT vice president of business development. "The additional fingerprint characteristics that Lumidigm sensors capture allow for improved accuracy in identification and verification, even with an uncooperative suspect."
Tiger IT began work on the project in June and has successfully migrated the original RAB database into the new files. Training was provided by Tiger IT and concluded in October. Tiger IT provided resources in areas such as data migration from the existing system to the new system, de-duplication of records, enrollment application for capturing demographic and biometric data, the AFIS and iris matching system, database system and installation of all software and hardware.
"This was an exciting criminal tracking project for Lumidigm," says Sujan T.V. Parthasaradhi, Lumidigm's director of biometric applications. "We know that Lumidigm technology works exceptionally well in civil ID and secure border control applications and, together with top AFIS provider Tiger IT, we got a chance to bring it to Bangladesh."
About Tiger IT:
Tiger IT Bangladesh Limited, headquartered in Dhaka, Bangladesh, is a full-service developer of customized identity management solutions for government agencies, corporate enterprises, healthcare agencies, service providers and universities. Its Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), certified by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), is ranked among the top in the world. Tiger IT won the National ID and Voter Registration project for the Bangladesh election in 2008 and the subsequent tenders of the Bangladesh Election Commission (BEC)/UNDP for the central system and AFIS. Current projects include the Nepal MRP project and the High Security Driving License project of Bangladesh. For more information, visit www.tigeritbd.com.
Lumidigm Inc., the multispectral imaging biometrics company, is dedicated to enabling convenient, secure, and reliable identification and verification. Lumidigm fingerprint sensors capture superior images quickly, on all people, in all conditions. Everyone can be enrolled. Everyone can be verified. Lumidigm's sensors are quick and easy to use - perfect for any application in which speed, security and reliability are paramount. Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Lumidigm sensors are distributed worldwide. Lumidigm's initial venture capital investors are DFJ New England, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Epic Ventures, Intel Capital, International Venture Fund and Solstice Capital. Other investors include Methode Electronics, Motorola Solutions Venture Capital, New Mexico Co-Investment Partners managed by Fort Washington Capital, and Sun Mountain Capital. For more information, visit www.lumidigm.com.
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