Texas Department of Public Safety Partners with NEC to Launch New Criminal Identification Network

NEC biometrics solution creates powerful new mobile identification weapon for state, county and local law enforcement to fight crime across Texas

IRVING, Texas--()--NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider of innovative IT, communications, and biometrics solutions, today announced that the Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS) has deployed the NEC IntegraID® Mobile Identification Solution (Mobile ID). NEC Mobile ID enables all Texas law enforcement agencies to rapidly 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 photograph, if available.

“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.

Lesko continued, “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 knowledge.”

“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’s Mobile ID solution, which incorporates the latest NEC National Institute of Standards (NIST) leading software matching algorithms, was implemented in a fault tolerant, SOA redundant environment utilizing 100 percent COTS hardware. Delivered with a Unified Database (UDB), Mobile ID consists of fingerprint feature data, demographic data and photograph with real time connection to the 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,” added Beroukhim; and “NEC’s scalable Mobile ID solutions similar to one now operational at TxDPS can be configured to meet varying needs of these agencies.”

The system went live on September 1, 2011 and is currently available to Texas law enforcement agencies.

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NEC Corporation of America
John Wise, 214-262-6384
john.wise@necam.com