LA County Sheriff’s New Multimodal ID Biometric Solution Goes Live

Integra-ID, NEC’s multimodal biometrics identification system, incorporates the company's latest biometric matching algorithms with service oriented architecture to deliver a comprehensive commercial-off-the-shelf solution that provides ready access to varied modalities in identification management, including fingerprint, palmprint, face, voice and iris matching capabilities.
Integra-ID, NEC’s multimodal biometrics identification system, incorporates the company's latest biometric matching algorithms with service oriented architecture to deliver a comprehensive commercial-off-the-shelf solution that provides ready access to varied modalities in identification management, including fingerprint, palmprint, face, voice and iris matching capabilities.

NEC Corporation, the Platinum Award Winner for Best Biometric Recognition System in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Programhas announced that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) has completely switched over and is fully utilizing NEC’s Integra ID 5 Multimodal Identification Biometric Solution (MBIS) as of January 7, 2018.

Managed by the Los Angeles County Regional Identification System (LACRIS) Unit, the new NEC MBIS serves criminal identification needs for the largest Sheriff’s Department in the world, the County of Los Angeles, the third-largest police agency in the United States, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), and 45 additional police departments in the County of Los Angeles.

LACRIS integrates 164 remote LiveScan systems and 76 digital latent workstations into MBIS.

LACRIS’ use of NEC’s Integra ID 5 MBIS is one of the largest criminal biometric identification implementations in the world, interfacing to numerous state and federal databases, including California Department of Justice and the FBI’s Next Generation Identification system.

NEC's Integra ID 5® Multimodal Identification Biometric Solution (MBIS)
NEC’s Integra ID 5® Multimodal Identification Biometric Solution (MBIS)

NEC’s Integra ID 5 supports fingerprint, palm print, face and iris biometrics modalities while its Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) is capable of modalities including voice, though not all capabilities are currently used by LACRIS.

The digital latent workstations allow unique workflows for multiple agencies and maintains agency accreditation.

NEC’s Integrated Biometric Workstation (IBW) is newer and better for law enforcement and the biometric community. Designed for ease of use and developed upon Microsoft Windows 10, its user interface and dynamic user experience is a “quick learn” enabling forensic examiners to identify more offenders faster, for more efficient and effective crime solving.
NEC’s IBW is newer and better for law enforcement, designed for ease of use, its user interface & dynamic user experience is a “quick learn” enabling forensic examiners to identify more offenders faster, for more efficient and effective crime solving.

Since the switchover to the NEC Integra ID 5 MBIS, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s and participating law enforcement staff have successfully processed thousands of transactions, including searches of previously unsolved latent fingerprints (those left at the scene of the crime) against the newly migrated database.

In the first seven days of operation, the new NEC system uncovered 107 hits (matches of open cases with known offenders), including two cold case homicides, all of which have the potential to lead to suspect arrests and case closure.

“We are excited to see this state-of-the-art MBIS solution in operation,” said Lt. Derek Sabatini of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

“The criminal identifications are processing back faster and more efficient, both in the jails and with mobile identifications.”

“This allows us to make the County of Los Angeles safer for our citizens and our officers.”

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Raffie Beroukhim, SVP, NEC Corporation of America
Raffie Beroukhim, SVP, NEC Corporation of America

“NEC is proud of our partnership with Los Angeles County Sheriff’s and surrounding law enforcement agencies, which led to this extremely successful and smooth switchover,” said Raffie Beroukhim, Senior Vice President, NEC Corporation of America.

“The initial results are demonstrative of NEC’s continued commitment to implementation of innovative technologies including fusion and multi-modal matching that improve accuracy and intuitive Windows 10 graphical user interface that enhance operator efficiencies.”

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) matching algorithm recognition benchmarks have consistently proven that NEC’s biometric technologies have the fastest and most accurate face and fingerprint recognition algorithm and have the most resilient facial recognition technologies to viewing low angles, low resolution images and poor image quality.

NEC Corporation Takes Platinum in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

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The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon
The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon

Over 100 distinguished guests from National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Executives from companies allied to Government, gathered from across North America and the Middle East to be honored from disciplines across the Security Industry in their respective fields which included:

2018 ASTORS

  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • The Department of Justice
  • The Security Exchange Commission
  • State and Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Leaders in Private Security

Recognized for their Innovative Training and Education Programs, Outstanding Product Development Achievements and Exciting New Technologies to address the growing Homeland Security Threats our Nation is facing.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.

American Security Today will be holding the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon to honor Nominees, Finalists and Winner in November 2018, in New York City.

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