Precise Biometrics and Cognitec Systems receive order for a European trial for multi-biometric passp

Tuesday 11 May 2004 07:34 CET | News

Precise Biometrics has been awarded a contract for a trial for multi-biometric passports by a European authority.

The order, worth about MSEK 1, is for a number of multi-biometric verification stations, which will be developed by Precise Biometrics and Cognitec, a leading provider of advanced face recognition technology and solutions, and delivered by Precise Biometrics. Precise Biometrics is one of four main suppliers awarded a contract for the trial, which has the purpose of evaluating the impact of introducing multi-biometrics in passports. The multi-biometric verification stations, which will include fingerprint recognition technology from Precise Biometrics and face recognition technology from Cognitec Systems, will be used for tests at sites where biometric passports will be issued. The trial, which will encompass 15,000 users in total, is estimated to start during the third quarter of 2004 and will last six months. In response to the US authorities requirements for biometric enabled passports, the countries within EU are currently discussing how biometrics can be used in future passports for EU citizens. The trial is one of several ongoing evaluative projects in Europe.

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