The Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) has awarded a 10-year contract to 3M Cogent to provide high-resolution LiveScan booking systems and biometric identification products, using tenprint and palm print scans in accordance with the HKPF’s ANSI/NIST standard.
Per the terms of the contract, 3M Cogent will provide 92 LiveScan booking stations that have adjustable cabinets and FBI-certified 1000 ppi livescans for tenprint and palm capture. It will also provide support and maintenance.
The stations will be installed in 32 HKPF branches and three immigration locations across the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. They will connect to HKPF’s backend systems to enable electronic scan submissions.
The backend system contains the Computer Assisted Palmprint and Fingerprint Identification System, which 3M Cogent installed in 2009.
The value of the contract was not disclosed.