Daon and Unisys deliver biometric identity assurance technology to $50 million border security project

RESTON, Va., 13 September 2006. Daon, a global provider of identity assurance software, is supplying biometric software and services to the Australian Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (DIMA) under a subcontract to Unisys as part of a $50 million program designed to enhance border security.

RESTON, Va., 13 September 2006. Daon, a global provider of identity assurance software, is supplying biometric software and services to the Australian Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (DIMA) under a subcontract to Unisys as part of a $50 million program designed to enhance border security.

Already in use in numerous programs in the US, Europe, the UK, Asia, and the Middle East, Daon provides a scalable, future-proof platform for establishing identity, which is critical in preventing the use of falsified documents by terrorists or others seeking to enter a country illegally.

The biometrics system in Australia is being funded as part of the Biometrics at the Border program announced in the government's 2004-05 budgets. Personal identifiers, such as photographs and fingerprints, will be collected from non-citizens at key points in the immigration process and securely stored for future identity verification.

Biometric systems are expected to be rolled out to detention facilities later this year and deployed in Australian on-shore and off-shore Immigration offices over the next few years.

As part of the Unisys team, Daon is providing strategic consulting, expertise in biometric testing and evaluation, software products, and services. A key Daon component is their core biometric infrastructure product, DaonEngine, along with Finger, Face, and Iris Biometric Snap-In interfaces to biometric matching algorithms.


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