Monthly Archives: February 2012



NEC Corporation of America announced that it has been awarded a multiyear contract with the Western Identification Network, Inc. (WIN) to modernize WIN’s multistate criminal identification system across 8 US states. WIN is a non-profit organisation that provides identification services to law enforcement in: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and California (as an interface member). WIN has been a long-standing customer of NEC America, and this contract was re-competed last year. The re-award of the contract to NEC is a testament to the skill and efforts of their team in Sacramento, and the quality of the NEC […]

Western Identification Network Selects NEC for Criminal AFIS Across 8 ...


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News that the Iris biometric gates at Manchester and Birmingham airports have been turned off has been widely reported. (BBC: Eye scanners at England airports turned off, Register: Two UK airports scrap IRIS eye-scanners) The comments that this represents a failure of biometric systems started to fly almost immediately. “Multi-million pound eye scanners, billed as a key tool in securing Britain’s borders, have been scrapped.” “…the technology has been beset by problems,…” … are typical of the comments and headlines making their rounds. I admit the gates were not perfect and did require some getting used to in order to […]

Does turning off the Iris system at Manchester and Birmingham ...