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Leveraging their market-proven biometric analysis system, Innovatrics helps Ghana gain more control over its borders.
BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA — 3 December, 2009 — Innovatrics, leveraging their market-proven and industry-leading biometric analysis and fingerprinting system, today announces how their solution has enabled the government of Ghana to effectively control entry and exit through the country via a biometric passport.
This new biometric passport, available in late 2009, will enable the country to meet the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) deadline for member states to provide their nationals with such a document to avoid being denied entry into member countries of ICAO. By doing so, Ghana is acknowledging the importance of international identity programs and the role that technology plays in enabling them.
The selection of Innovatrics as the supplier for the technology needed to read, analyze, store, and assess the biometric agents installed in the passport was based on Innovatrics’ position as an industry-leading biometric provider. Their solutions have proven, time and again, the most efficient and effective at providing biometric analysis at the point of scan.
“Before settling on Innovatrics, we sampled a number of world class AFIS systems,” said Charles Boakye, Project manager, Ghana Passport Issuance Project. “We selected ExpressID AFIS because it provides the fastest search speed with incredibly high accuracy and compatibility with many fingerprint scanners. They already had MS.Net .dlls which are extremely straightforward to understand and use. I must say for customer support, they are genuine partners you can always rely on.”
Innovatrics engineered the solution using Futronic scanners and their industry-leading ExpressID AFIS, ANSI & ISO PC SDK. The end solution enables the Ghana government to store 15 million templates (1.5 million people with 10 fingerprints per person). Innovatrics provided the hardware (signature pads with scanners), engineering, software, and on-site consulting services.
Innovatrics is an independent, trusted partner for biometric identity management technology. The company has completed more than 500 projects in 80 countries with over a billion people having been biometrically processed using Innovatrics software. The award-winning Innovatrics algorithms provide best-in-class speed and accuracy for projects of all sizes and guarantee the highest level of performance. For more information, please visit www.innovatrics.com
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