MAY 14--Imagis Technologies Inc. (www.imagistechnologies.com), a developer and marketer of biometric-based software, and its business partner ORION Scientific Systems (Sacramento, CA; www.orionsci.com) have announced that the Harris County Sheriff's Department in Texas is using Imagis biometric facial-recognition technology to accurately identify felons and increase the efficiency of surveillance activities. The county is deploying ORION TaskForce Investigations, which has Imagis facial-recognition technology integrated within it. "For the first time, our department has access to a comprehensive and up-to-date system and database that allows our officers to effectively apprehend criminal suspects," said deputy Victor Bond of the sheriff's department.
TaskForce/ID-2000 Investigations, part of the ORION TaskForce Suite, is an intelligence database and system that provides law-enforcement agencies with the ability to record, track, and analyze information associated with investigation activities such as surveillance, interviews, warrants, and arrests. The system seamlessly integrates with Imagis facial-recognition engine and stores encoded facial images in its database.
ORION Scientific Systems is a multidisciplinary research, analysis, consulting, and software development firm that specializes in solving complex information processing-based problems--particularly those encountered by decision makers, business managers, and operations or support activities. ORION has been developing high-end, state-of-the-art information-processing and intelligence systems for the United States government for more than 20 years.