Palm Beach County chooses Motorola’s palmprint technology
The Palm Beach, Florida, County Sheriff’s Office announced that it implemented a palmprint identification system from Motorola, Inc.
The system will include Motorola’s Omnitrak AFIS/ Palmprint Identification and Livescan electronic fingerprint scanning technologies.
Palm Beach County is one of two agencies in Florida and among the first agencies in North America to implement palmprint technology from Motorola.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office processes more than 4,000 cases that involve latent prints each year, with more than 40 percent of the cases involving palmprints. Palm Beach is the largest of Florida’s 67 counties.
The new system will allow Palm Beach County to capture, search and store palmprints the same way that they are currently doing with fingerprints. Palm Beach County is planning to upgrade to Motorola’s full Omnitrak system in phase II of the project in 2004.