Motorola provides civil biometrics technology to Belgium

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 20 June 2005. Communications giant Motorola is offering its biometrics technology to Belgium in an attempt to protect the country's citizens and track refugees.

Jun 20th, 2005

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 20 June 2005. Communications giant Motorola is offering its biometrics technology to Belgium in an attempt to protect the country's citizens and track refugees.

The Belgium Ministry of the Interior will deploy the company's Printrak Biometric Identification Solution (BIS) to verify the identities of all asylum seekers via an asylum fingerprint database.

Officials say they hope this will protect the public from security threats and save the government money.

The system also provides secure web access, which allows authorized employees to perform fingerprint comparisons and retrievals over the Internet.

An interface to the Eurodac system, a multi-national European automated fingerprint identification system for the fingerprint comparison of asylum applicants and illegal immigrants, is also available.

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