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TCS Neurotechnology consortium to offer biometric services for Aadhaar

TCS Neurotechnology consortium to offer biometric services for Aadhaar
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22 Mar, 2021

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has selected the consortium of IT services major TCS, and biometric identification and object recognition technology provider Neurotechnology as one of the three biometric services providers (BSPs) for Aadhar.  

The consortium will check for duplication and authenticate biometrics for unique identification numbers issued as part of Aadhaar, a statement said. 

TCS and Neurotechnology will deploy and maintain the new de-duplication systems over the existing database of 1.3 billion people available with the UIDAI. The system will be powered by Neurotechnology’s multi-modal automatic biometric identification subsystem and biometric SDK technologies for fingerprint, face and iris recognition.  

“It is, for us, a unique opportunity to prove the full range of capabilities, accuracy, speed and scalability of our multi-biometric identification system and SDK – all of which are enhanced in this project through our partnership with TCS, a leading software service provider,” Antonello Mincone, business development manager for Neurotechnology, said in the statement.  

Founded in 1990, Lithuanian firm Neurotechnology has delivered over 200 products and version upgrades so far. It offers algorithms for products of over 3,000 systems integrators, security companies and hardware providers across 140 companies, the statement said.   

TechCircle could not immediately ascertain whether UIDAI had chosen other BSPs.