ABIS contracts are swirling in Southeast Asia. NEC and Totm sign agreements on biometrics


Two biometric identification contracts in Southeast Asia have been signed, one in Singapore by Totm and the other in Malaysia by NEC.

Totm released a statement saying it signed a deal worth 7.6 million Singapore dollars, or US$5.4 million, with an unnamed law enforcement agency. The company will provide an automated biometric identification system that will be integrated with Singapore’s national identification database.

The country wants faster and more accurate identification of suspects before 2023.

Last month, Totm signed a $5 million facial biometric security contract with Indonesia. Also in September, the company partnered with Incode Omni to sell its end-to-end digital ID platform.

In Malaysia, NEC won a subcontract to deploy its ABIS and border control system, known as e-Gate. NEC was awarded the contract for the prime contractor, IRIS Information Technology Systems.

Both NEC systems will be part of the country’s integrated national immigration system. There is broad government pressure to modernize the Immigration Department.

The value of the contract has not been disclosed. NEC biometric sensors will scan and analyze fingerprints, iris and face. The company’s biometric software tops the algorithm quality rankings maintained by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology.

According to Chong Kai Wooi, Managing Director of NEC Malaysia, the work that NEC will do on the frontier will result in supporting talent development in digital fields.

Further north, in Vietnam, NEC announced in April that 50 million citizens had had their biometric data captured for identity authentication.

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ABI | biometric identification | border security | government purchases | IRIS Company | law enforcement | NEC | Southeast Asia | Totm Technologies


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