Cross Match Parts with Hyundai to Deliver Automated Fingerprint Identifaction

Strategic alliance to support the nationwide criminal record information systems


Palm Beach Gardens, FL – Cross Match Technologies Inc., a global leader in providing high-quality interoperable biometric identity applications and solutions, today announced a strategic alliance with Hyundai Information Technology (HIT) to deliver an Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) and Live Scanners to South Korea.

It is expected that the partnership will significantly improve the Korean National Police Agency’s (KNPA) criminal investigation capabilities by providing a customized and cost effective solution to secure identification of fingerprints. As part of the offering Cross Match will provide Live Scan Systems to replace the old and deteriorated paper and ink based image acquisition tools to help the KNPA capture and store live fingerprint images. In addition, Hyundai Information Technology will provide an advanced AFIS to help the KNPA obtain real-time verification and identification of fingerprints in just seconds. Through this combined offering, the KNPA will be able to accurately and quickly transmit and identify fingerprint images to support its forensic, security and management processes.

“Cross Match is the market leader in the Live Scan space today,” said Eun Kyung Kim, Marketing and Business Development Manager for Hyundai Information Technology. “Given its prowess in the market and its proven track record of delivering high quality biometric identity applications and solutions, Cross Match was the clear choice for a partner.”

“We are excited about our partnership with Hyundai Information Technology because of our shared vision to drive the deployment of cutting edge, next-generation biometric applications and solutions,” said Georg Hasse, vice president of International Marketing for Cross Match. “In addition, it will help us expand our global footprint by furthering penetrating the Pan-Pacific market.”

HIT is an IT based company that focuses on ITO, SI, IT solutions and BCP/DRS for government, financial and enterprise industry. Its core solution is Biometric Security Solution and RFID. Biometric Security Solution Division has AFIS, e-passport, SID (seafarers’ ID), Fingerprint Mouse, and USB-token with fingerprint sensor and central authentication system for payment and banking. HIT has more than 16 patents and international certificates for biometric security solutions. Over the past decade HIT has been focusing its strength over the past decade to create the internationally proven technology and standard compliance for large scale fingerprint identification technology.  In the year 2004, all the efforts have been rewarded by receiving international certification by the ILO (International Labor Organization) for providing its technology for Seafarers’ ID Issuance system. Additional information on Hyundai Information Technology is available at www.hit.co.kr.

Cross Match Technologies is a global leader in providing high-quality interoperable biometric identity applications and solutions. Cross Match’s end-to-end biometric identity solutions address all aspects of biometric processes including enrollment, credentialing and verification/authentication for national and local Government, law enforcement, education, transportation, financial service, and healthcare organizations around the world. Cross Match has more than 5,000 customers worldwide, with application and solution installations in over 50 countries. Cross Match has been recognized as an Inc. 500 recipient, one of the “10 Hot Private Properties” in Forbes Midas list, and the company received several industry trade awards including BiometriTech’s “Product of the Year” for two consecutive years. Cross Match Technologies is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, with offices and manufacturing operations in North America and Germany. For more information, visit the Cross Match website at www.crossmatch.com.