APRIL 29--Visionics Corporation (Minnetonka, MN, and Jersey City, NJ; www.visionics.com) has received an order from the US Marine Corps for 21 FingerPrinter CMS live-scan systems. The total value of this order, which includes printers and central site equipment including an AFIS Communications Management System that will be located at the Naval Criminal Investigative Services, is approximately $650,000. Installation is expected to be complete by the end of August 2002.
Jose S. Ambriz, criminal investigations officer with the Security and Law Enforcement Division at Marine Corps headquarters, commented, "The acquisition of live-scan equipment is another step toward the automation of fingerprinting and criminal history records for subjects in the field, an important element of our field operations. The selection of Visionics live-scan systems maximizes this capability and drastically reduces the turnaround time for the identification of subjects and the updating of criminal records."
Visionics' CMS is an integrated live-scan fingerprinting system that captures, prints, and transmits fingerprints without the use of ink. The CMS units are used at remote Marine Corp sites and integrated into the Naval Criminal Investigative Services network to transmit directly to the FBI IAFIS system. The systems reduce subject processing times, enable faster matching of fingerprint records, and facilitate electronic submission of charging data to the FBI IAFIS databases.