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Thales Cogent Automated Biometric Identification System (CABIS)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Automated Biometric Identification System

The next generation of automatic biometric identification systems

Thales'Cogent Automated Biometric Identification System (CABIS) is a scalable and customizable solution that allows you to perform a range of tasks for processing, editing, searching, retrieving, and storing fingerprint, palm print, face and iris images and subject records. 

With hundreds of case files to process daily, forensic examiners need to find answers fast

They need a multi-biometric tool that can help them find answers quickly and efficiently. 

That is why we have put the know-how of 27 years of experience working with public authorities and law enforcement into our biometric software​ version 7, now available.

Thales Cogent ABIS makes it easier than ever for examiners to run complex multi-biometric solutions with remarkable matching accuracy and speed and helps government agencies to better protect and serve our communities.

​Its customizable workflows meet agencies' business requirements and allow easy integration with industry-standard biometric recording workstations/devices as well as with 3rd party systems.

Is a Regional/Local ABIS Right for Your Agency?

While every law enforcement agency in the US has access to their state’s ABIS, in many cases, the needs of local agencies are more granular than what is generally available within the state systems.

This whitepaper will discuss how smaller agencies can benefit from the use of their own local ABIS to more efficiently solve crimes and keep their local communities safe.

Thales, A Trusted Partner To Help Achieve Customer Goals

Every large scale project, whether a new AFIS system or a performance upgrade of an existing system, requires a trusted partner to not only meet the agency's technical needs but to manage the project from planning to delivery. 

This Customer Success Story will guide you through one customer's experience working with Thales on not only a system upgrade but how this was incorporated into the overall project timeline of a move to a brand new facility to better serve their citizens.​

Deployed in more than 80 countries

CABIS offers a wide array of features and functions for processing ten prints, palm prints, finger latents, palm latents, faces, and irises. 

As one of the most accurate systems in the world, CABIS ensures service resiliency while providing information safety through the use of built-in safeguards such as fault-tolerant architecture, disk mirroring, automated database backups, and high availability options.

  • Accuracy: Superior algorithms and comprehensive set of powerful tools that analyze and enhance the quality of prints increasing the probability of a hit.
  • Speed: While transactions are processed in the background, users can concurrently perform multiple tasks swiftly and precisely.
  • Flexibility: Operates in a multitasking environment and is built for expansion as demands and upgrade requirements arise.
  • Scalability: Manages cost-effective growth in response to increasing customer demands.
  • Interoperability: Non-proprietary NIST record formats are used in database storage. As a result, the system can be interfaced with external ABIS systems, criminal history systems, Livescans, mobile devices, web-based solutions, as well as other information systems.​
Cogent AFIS technologies have been used in over 200 applications deployed in more than 80 countries from national biometric civil identification projects to border control and criminal records systems.  

Examples of long-term customers 

  • Gemalto Cogent has provided biometric identification technology to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Automated Biometric Identification System IDENT since 1994, and has successfully ensured fast response times while accommodating continuous, dramatic expansion in database size and daily workload volumes. The DHS system processes 100,000 daily traveler transactions at U.S. ports of entry that return results well within the required 10-second SLA, including network time.
  • Gemalto provides the largest pan-European biometric system, EURODAC, under a contract originally awarded in 2001. Used by 32 countries to manage asylum applications, EURODAC​ was recently updated to accommodate changes in legislation, implement new law enforcement transactions, and provide additional database capacity and greater throughput to accommodate a vast increase in transaction volumes due to the European migrant/refugee crisis.

We'll be glad to support your AFIS/ABIS project and share our expertise and best practices.