BLUE BELL, Pa., April 24th, 2014 – Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced that it has been selected by Her Majesty’s Passport Office (HMPO) to implement its new Facial Recognition System (FRS).
The FRS will increase efficiency within the application process by automating manual operations to analyze facial biometric data and quickly identify issues associated with passport applications.
Under the terms of the five-year agreement, Unisys will provide systems integration services to implement its open standards LEIDA platform, which will manage identity verification for United Kingdom (UK) passport applicants based on their facial biometric data.
“We are excited to be chosen for this important project,” said Nick Fraser, managing director, Unisys UK. “Unisys has applied facial and other biometrics technologies to build leading-edge passport, citizen registry and land border control systems for the United States, Australia, Mexico and other countries around the world. We look forward to applying our expertise to help the UK manage the throughput of travelers.”
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Unisys is a worldwide information technology company. We provide a portfolio of IT services, software, and technology that solves critical problems for clients. We specialize in helping clients secure their operations, increase the efficiency and utilization of their data centers, enhance support to their end users and constituents, and modernize their enterprise applications. To provide these services and solutions, we bring together offerings and capabilities in outsourcing services, systems integration and consulting services, infrastructure services, maintenance services, and high-end server technology. With approximately 23,000 employees, Unisys serves commercial organizations and government agencies throughout the world. For more information, visit www.unisys.com.
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