IDEMIA Selected to Deliver Its Next Generation Fingerprint Matcher Engine as Part of the UK Home Office Biometrics Programme

This award will result in the deployment of the very latest IDEMIA
fingerprint matching platform, which will deliver significant
productivity improvements by offering increased accuracy fingerprint
services to the stakeholders and users of the HOB Programme. In the
first phase of the project IDEMIA’s solution will be deployed for use by
United Kingdom National Law Enforcement agencies, to be closely followed
by Immigration and Border stakeholders.

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IDEMIA’s solution is based upon its MBSS Search Platform1
with additional Services. MBSS is a flagship product of IDEMIA,
combining very high scalability (over 1 billion identities possible),
very high availability – designed for mission-critical systems – and
integrating IDEMIA’S world-leading biometric algorithms.

The IDEMIA award results from a competitive procurement. Initially a
five year contract, the award offers additional scope to be further
extended to a total of 8 years.

IDEMIA’s collaboration with HOB, a UK Home Office programme, reinforces
the trust that is placed in IDEMIA for empowering key government
biometric solutions around the world.

“IDEMIA is proud to announce this five year partnership with one of
the world leaders in government biometric programs. This major system
will form one of the keystones of security in the UK, in a context where
security is more important than ever before. IDEMIA looks forward to
further developing and inspiring future innovations,” explains
Philippe Barreau, Executive Vice-President of Citizen Identity and
Public Security activities at IDEMIA.

About HOB

The Home Office Biometrics Programme is a Government Major Projects
Portfolio Programme of strategic significance across Government which is
focused on maximising the public safety benefits of fingerprints, DNA
and facial matching whilst protecting the privacy of the individual and
addressing any potential impact of data aggregation. The three primary
objectives of the Programme are:


OT-Morpho is now IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, with
the ambition to provide a secure environment enabling citizens and
consumers alike to perform their daily critical activities (such as pay,
connect, travel and vote), in the physical as well as digital space.

Securing our identity has become mission critical in the world we live
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OT (Oberthur Technologies) and Safran Identity & Security (Morpho) have
joined forces to form IDEMIA. With close to $3 billion in revenues and
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1 MBSS is a multi-modal biometric engine, capable of
delivering fingerprint, face and iris matching algorithms.

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