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NEC Partners with Biometrics4All to Deliver Total Identification Solution for State and Local Agencies


RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., NEC Corporation of America, a premier provider of IT, network, and identity management solutions, together with Biometrics4ALL, a leading multi-biometrics technology company, today announced the introduction of the LiveScan product family, state-of-the-art technology to meet civil and law enforcement identification demands. The collaboration with Biometrics4ALL enables NEC to offer a fast and accurate end-to-end solution, from identification to booking.

“As a leading provider of biometric identity solutions, NEC is continually focused on providing our customers with unparalleled matching technology, and identification accuracy,” said Barry Fisher, vice president, Identification Solutions, NEC Corporation of America. “This partnership with Biometrics4ALL represents another milestone in providing state and local agencies the tools they need to provide efficient and effective identification solutions. Together we will leverage our proven technology to provide agencies with a streamlined solution for fast and accurate ID verification.”

The LiveScan products offer the latest in biometrics technology, providing the ability to dynamically set data interchanges and business rules, quickly attain FBI certifications and adapt to new scanner hardware. In addition, the products provide immediate NFIQ (National Institute of Standards and Technology Fingerprint Image Quality) rating feedback with Rescan Management™, and switch seamlessly into multiple languages. The LiveScan products allow for quick adaptation to legislation changes and law enforcement needs, and reduced redundant data entry through a full, two-way XML data interchange. The LiveScan software is easily supportable with single-click automatic upgrades and centralized software monitoring capabilities.

“Joining forces with one of the world’s most recognized and respected organizations to announce the availability of LiveScan is an important landmark for our company and for the identification industry,” said Edward Chen, managing director, Biometrics4ALL. “NEC’s selection of our leading multi-biometrics technology for its next-generation identity solutions will bring the most effective, easy-to-use products to market for the civil and law enforcement customers who rely on us.”

Because of the LiveScan system’s software architecture, deployment is much faster than most other products on the market, and software modifications can be made far more easily, limiting downtime and improving product quality. The complete family of LiveScan technology - the LS 200 for applicant processing, the LS 300 for criminal processing and the LS 400 kiosk solution - will be seamlessly integrated into NEC’s identification solutions offerings, providing a one-stop shop for all identification and processing needs.

LS 200 Applicant Processing - The LS 200 leverages the latest technology and development methodology to process applicants quickly and easily, with minimum submission rejections. NEC can provide fast background responses that meets customers’ portability and upgradeability demands with functions like the AccuKeystroke™ descriptor entry that prevents the operator from entering invalid characters; Driver License Reader that captures information about the applicant without typing; HandGuider™ technology that precisely guides the operator to position fingerprints clearly; image position validation and Rescan Management technology that ensures the best possible images.
LS 300 Criminal Processing - Accurate identification of individuals is essential for security in today’s environment. Providing law enforcement agencies with the latest biometrics technology to improve Homeland Security and public safety is critical. In addition to the cutting-edge features of the LS 200, the LS 300 integrates proven fingerprint and palmprint scanners, with biometrics logon for operator identification and fingerprint-based pre-booking to ensure reliable suspect identification.
LS 400 Kiosk Solutions - The LS 400 kiosk offers highly ergonomic and functional experience with contoured lines and a fully customizable appearance. The LS 400 has all steel construction with a powder-coated paint finish in a variety of optional colors for a low maintenance cabinet that compliments any environment. With an adjustable scanner height positioning system, multi-configuration monitor and camera mounting mechanisms and open surface area, the LS 400 provides optimum convenience for housing any of the tenprint or palmprint scanners in the product family.

Availability and Support
The LiveScan family of products is designed to be cost-effective and easy to use and all come with exceptional maintenance plans from NEC Corporation of America. These solutions are currently available to law enforcement and civil agencies throughout the U.S.

The Identification Solutions Division (IDS) of NEC Corporation of America, a recognized industry leader in biometrics technologies, has developed some of the first and finest automated methods of identification. IDS delivers the best and most advanced biometrics solutions for law enforcement, government, civil and commercial applications. NEC’s matching algorithms meet and exceed the highest current government standards in identification technology, with unparallel accuracy, open system platforms, high capacity and integrated solutions.


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