Dragnet Solutions, Warwick Warp UK to Launch Biometric Identity Database

Top Quote "At Dragnet Solutions, we are noted for our bouquet of innovative products and services that are carefully designed to address seemingly intractable challenges. This project also follows this same business philosophy of Dragnet. The challenge of identification verification is one that has been with us for years and it appears that various efforts to address it have been unsuccessful. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 16, 2013 - Dragnet Solutions, Nigeria's leading computer-based testing and talent management firm, in partnership with the UK-based biometric solutions company, Warwick Warp (UK) Limited, will soon launch a Centralized Biometric Identity Database for West African Countries.

    Biometrics refers to the identification of humans by their characteristics or traits.Biometric identifiers are the distinctive, measurable characteristics used to label and describe individuals. Biometric identifiers are often categorized as physiological versus behavioral characteristics. A physiological biometric would identify by one's voice, DNA, hand print or behaviour.

    Speaking on this initiative, the Managing Director, Dragnet Solutions, Mr. Robert Ikhazoboh, said the need to provide a modern and efficient identification system that is private-sector led was the dream behind the project.

    "In Nigeria, for instance, the National Identity Card scheme has been hampered by different issues and there seem to be any headway for now. The Centralized Biometric Identity Database is the solution to the identity verification problem of the country. We are partnering with a renowned UK firm, Warwick Warp, to deliver this solution. We will start with some private organisations like educational institutions, oil companies, among others that handle a lot of data in the course of their businesses. We also plan to extend it to the public sector later. The Dragnet Identity Management Project will be launched in March of this year accompanied by supportive innovative identity management solutions for the sub region", Ikhazoboh concluded.

    Founded from the University of Warwick and members of the leading international Signal and Image Processing Research Group, the award winning Warwick Warp is noted to possess the 3rd best fingerprint matching Algorithm in the World. Warwick Warp's technology is the best in class for finger prints that are distorted due to low image contrast, scars, cuts, age, occupation (manual workers, rural farmers etc.), making the print hard to identify.

    Warwick Warp's three dimensional modeling of fingerprints works by applying a mathematical model to identify the features of interest producing an idealized model with all the salient information intact thereby recreating the print as an idealized mathematical model that matches the biological reality of the finger.
    Warwick Warp's innovative mathematical modeling approach neutralizes the effects of 'hard to capture' prints and substantially improves the success rate of fingerprint matching. The Warwick warp finger print technology has in the past years been successfully deployed in the UK with the civil and military forces, port of entry for European countries as part of biometric passport control security measures and VISA requirements, as well as in mission critical humanitarian projects in Africa.
    Warwick Warp's Solutions can be deployed in conjunction with competing technologies to aid the processing of difficult prints.

    Dragnet Solutions Limited is the nation's leader in technology based people screening solutions.
    It has various solutions that support areas like scholarship administration, application management, matriculation examination, testing among others. Key competences of the company include biometrics identification, e-recruitment portal, pre-employment assessment, credential verification and screening examination.

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