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Facial Identification Management Solution


The 3M Cogent Facial Identification Management Solution (CFIMS) is a unique modular application suite that allows facial image verification and comparison in an easy-to-use, web-based interface.

There is an increasing need from the government to use facial recognition as part of the identity credentialing and ID document issuance process. CFIMS provides essential tools that can be integrated into existing and future identity credentialing and document issuance systems for ePassports, biometrically-enabled visa documents, driver's licenses, ID cards, and more.

CFIMS packages, schedules, and manages facial image data for delivery to a range of facial recognition matching modules using 3M Cogent's advanced and proven facial matching algorithm (scoring in the top tier of the NIST Multiple Biometric Grand Challenge), and manages the returned results for verification at workstations connected to the system.

Key Features:
  • Modular application suite
  • Easy-to-use, web-based interface
  • Live full frontal facial image capture
  • Image centering based on spatial analysis
  • Multiple image format support: BMP, JPEG, GIF, EXIF, PNG, WMF, and EMF
  • Meets ISO 19794-5/ICAO requirements
  • Uses advanced and proven facial matching algorithm

Our Enrollment Module features live full frontal facial image capture, photo scanning, and image centering based on the spatial analysis of the location of the eyes. Built-in quality control checks ensure images conform to ISO 19794-5/ICAO requirements and best practices for digital facial portraits by examining a number of criteria to ensure that the quality of the photo (e.g., location of the eyes, head position, exposure, contrast, resolution, etc.) is acceptable.

1:1 Verification
Our Verification Module analyzes two photographs and verifies if both photographs are the same person. This module also provides automated photo normalization to facilitate the verification process.

1:Few Comparison
Our Watchlist Module compares the provided photograph with a predetermined list of candidates for a positive match. If a 100% match cannot be determined, the search will return a candidate list allowing the user to determine the best possible match. Fully scalable, the number of watchlists and the size of the watchlists can be customized to meet the agency's needs.

1: N Searching
Our Identification Module expands the capabilities of the Watchlist Module to a full scale database search. It allows for a centralized agency-wide search that can be accessed through a web-based or custom designed interface. It is fully scalable to meet the agency's evolving needs.

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