Apr 9, 2012 — 3M Cogent announced today that it was awarded a 10-year contract to supply high-resolution LiveScan booking systems and biometric identification solutions to the Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF). The HKPF awarded the contract to 3M Cogent based on their proven performance, merit and value proposition. 3M Cogent software and hardware will be used to capture tenprints and palm prints in accordance with the HKPF’s ANSI/NIST standard.

Under the contract, 3M Cogent will supply HKPF with ninety-two ruggedized LiveScan booking stations with adjustable cabinets, FBI certified 1000 pixels-per-inch (ppi) livescans for tenprint and palm capture, and ongoing support and maintenance. The LiveScan stations will be deployed into thirty-two HKPF branches and three immigration locations across the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. 3M Cogent’s LiveScans will enable HKPF to electronically submit fingerprint and palm print records to the HKPF’s backend systems, including the Computer Assisted Palmprint and Fingerprint Identification System (CAPFIS). 3M Cogent was responsible for implementing the HKPF CAPFIS in 2009.

“Implementing new LiveScan systems is imperative to the modernization of HKPF’s biometric identification capabilities,” stated an official with the Hong Kong Police Force. “3M Cogent’s LiveScans will interface seamlessly with other HKPF systems, significantly improving subject booking operations, streamlining the overall arrest processing procedure, and further enhancing our operational efficiencies and crime-solving capabilities.”

“We are pleased that HKPF has decided to build upon our current relationship,” commented Matt Pepe, Chief Operating Officer of 3M Cogent. “HKPF’s decision re-affirms 3M Cogent as an industry leader in providing biometric identification solutions. Under 3M’s corporate leadership, we are committed to providing world-class, innovative biometric products, systems and solutions to our customers through our continuous investment in research and development.”

For more information, visit http://www.cogentsystems.com/LE_overview.asp

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3M Security Systems Division, including 3M Cogent, is a trusted partner and industry leader in delivering end-to-end, innovative security solutions to businesses and governments worldwide—helping to ensure the security of people, documents and goods. With an unmatched mix of leading technologies in biometrics and credentialing as well as expert systems integration and support, 3M applies its knowledge and products to array of security applications, including secure border management, counterfeit and fraud resistant ID and passport document issuance, biometric identification for governments and law enforcement agencies, and identity solutions for commercial enterprises. 3M Security Systems technologies are used in over 100 countries around the world.

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