Biometric Intelligence & Identification Technologies (BI2 Technologies) of Plymouth, Massachusetts, got a contract from the Massachusetts Sheriffs' Association (MSA) to provide a new facial recognition system for the all 14 County Sheriff's Departments and up to 28 individual police Departments across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
BI2 Technologies will implement facial recognition technologies from Animetrics, of Conway, New Hampshire. Animetrics, is the provider of 2-D/3-D face technologies with patented 2-D/3-D face recognition technologies. Animetrics' vision is highly accurate identification of natural and uncontrolled face images acquired from all camera forms.
James Walsh, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Sheriffs' Association said, "This project represents the expansion of the vision of the Essex County Sheriff's Department. These systems will improve not only our Sheriffs' capabilities, but all law enforcement in the Commonwealth's ability, to use and share data and facial recognition biometric technology to better protect the citizens of Massachusetts."
Paul Schuepp, President of Animetrics, said, "With our unique technologies and proven performance within the US Department of Defense, Animetrics' has created the next generation face identification capability using complete and natural information of the face in a three dimensional view. Animetrics matching algorithms uses their 2-D and 3-D face biometric templates that are unsurpassed in the world and address precisely the issues faced in the intensely challenging environmental conditions in which the Commonwealth's Sheriffs, police departments, jails and houses of corrections operate."