Viisage identifies PakistanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s security needs
December 2, 2004
BILLERICA, Mass. - Viisage has signed a contract with the National Database and Registration Authority, an independent corporate organization in Pakistan, to integrate the companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s face recognition technology into PakistanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s smart passport and national identification program.
The program, headed by the NADRA and sponsored by the Pakistani government, is designed to enhance national security and assist in preventing identity theft, fraud and the use of unauthorized documents.
NADRA will use ViisageÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s FaceTools product to conduct one-to-one face recognition searches against recorded images in its national ID database. Additionally, ViisageÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s FaceExplorer will be used to identify duplicates in the database, as well as checking records against watch lists. PakistanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s national database includes more than 40 million images.
Based here, Viisage is a provider of identity solutions.