NEC helps Texas Department of Public Safety deploy mobile identification solution

Telecom Lead America: NEC announced that the Texas
Department of Public Safety (TxDPS) has deployed the NEC IntegraID Mobile
Identification Solution (Mobile ID).

NEC Mobile ID enables Texas law enforcement agencies to
search the Texas DPS repository and receive real time positive identification.
The TxDPS Mobile ID database is configured to host biometrics information for 9
million subjects, including fingerprint feature data, demographics and

Designed to search millions of subjects and provide real
time positive identification, mobile identification will give law enforcement
agencies remote access to the fingerprint collection at TxDPS and will nicely
complement the existing access DPS provides to the FBI’s Repository of
Individuals of Special Concern (RISC),” said Mike Lesko, Deputy Assistant
Director of the Law Enforcement Support Division at the Texas Department of
Public Safety.

Based on national standards and optimized for speed and
accuracy, mobile identification can help increase the efficiency of Texas law
enforcement by allowing officers to positively identify suspects via fingerprints
without having to transport the suspect to a law enforcement station.

The efficiency realized by this tool can help increase
public safety as well as officer safety by providing officers with positive
suspect identification and allowing them to act appropriately on that

Identity of suspects lacking proper identification or
drivers during suspicious traffic stops can now be confirmed with the NEC
Mobile ID at the scene and without the need to remove the officer from his or
her patrol,” said Raffie Beroukhim, vice president of Biometric Solutions for
NEC Corporation of America.

NEC said NEC’s Mobile ID solution incorporates the latest
NEC National Institute of Standards (NIST) software matching algorithms.
Moreover, mobile ID consists of fingerprint feature data, demographic data and
photograph with real time connection to TxDPS Automated Fingerprint
Identification System (AFIS) and Computerized Criminal History (CCH).

Increasingly leading law enforcement agencies in the
United States see the need for dedicated biometrics matching servers for rapid,
real time response to submissions from mobile, handheld devices are gaining
traction in the market,” Beroukhim added.

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