Gemalto Investment Speeds Development of New Cogent Biometric Identification Solutions

Gemalto, the digital security maintains its track record of investing in acquired business. The company’s ambitious development program includes the release of Gemalto CABIS 7, designed to enable law enforcement and other government agencies to perform biometric-based identity searches with an even greater degree of speed, precision and efficiency. In addition, Gemalto has announced the launch of CABIS Core Cloud engine, widening the support scope of Cogent’s flagship CABIS portfolio to include flexible and scalable cloud architecture.

Gemalto formally completed the acquisition of 3M’s Identity Management Business, 3M Cogent, in May 2017. The introduction of CABIS 7 marks the first major product innovation since the change in ownership. Notable enhancements incorporated in the latest evolution of this industry-leading identification tool include true multi-modal capability, integrating fingerprint, palm print, face, iris and latent images. As a result, operators can utilize an even wider range of b​iometric input data and database records in pursuit of reliable identification and verification matches. Furthermore, fundamental architecture and platform enhancements enable a 30% reduction in setup time as compared to previous versions, and future proofs a customer’s investment.  CABIS 7 also features a completely re-designed user interface, improving usability.

Gemalto’s additions to the CABIS portfolio also includes CABIS Core Cloud. This new cloud-based backend solution ensures that running costs always reflect actual usage due to the elastic and scalable nature of cloud computing. The need for upfront investment in infrastructure, based on estimated future utilization, is therefore avoided. In addition, on-going pressure on internal IT resources is reduced significantly.

“Gemalto’s fresh investment in R&D is building on Cogent’s proven ability to deliver outstanding biometric identification solutions,” said Dr. Daniel Asraf, Senior Vice President of Biometrics Solutions for Gemalto. “Cogent’s AFIS core technology is already hard at work in around 200 applications across 80 countries, and the addition of resources such as multi-modal capability and cloud-based deployment will further enhance its value in the fight to protect borders and communities from a wide range of threats.”

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