3M Cogent, Inc.

3M announces the sale of substantially all of its identity management business to Gemalto

  • 3M announced on May 1 that it has completed the sale of substantially all of its identity management business— including biometrics, document readers and secure materials—to Gemalto, a world leader in digital security. Local share transfer requirements are underway in two countries and are expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2017. Gemalto is the global leader in digital security, serving customers in more than 180 countries. We anticipate a smooth transition of this business to Gemalto. Please contact your Identity Management representative if you have any questions.

Biometrics & Identity Management Products

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  • Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS)

    An Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) uses digital imaging to obtain, store, and analyze fingerprint data. AFIS systems search fingerprints against a database to look for a match.

  • Automated Biometric Identification Systems (ABIS)

    An Automated Biometrics Identification System (ABIS) obtains, processes, and stores multiple biometric modalities including fingerprints, palm prints, iris scans, and facial recognition data. The system can automatically produce match results against stored data.

  • Biometric & Fingerprint Scanners

    Scanning devices for fingerprint, palm print, face, and iris capture.

  • Biometric Software Applications

    Software and development tools which can be used to enroll biometric data, perform biometric verification and identification, and more.

  • Live Scan Solutions

    An electronic means of capturing fingerprints in a digitized format and then transmitting them for verification and identification. 3M offers fingerprint, tenprint, and palmprint scanners as well as software and accessories.

Applications for Biometrics & Identity Management

  • Border Management

    Our border management solutions bring together our expertise in customer workflow design, document and biometric authentication solutions, and system integration.

  • Crime Investigation & Analysis

    3M technologies can reduce the burden of sifting through mountains of data. Biometrics, including fingerprint scans, palm scans, facial recognition, and iris scans, provide faster, more accurate and objective analysis of evidence than is possible with the human eye.

  • Background Checks

    We offer a range of applicant fingerprinting options that can be linked to major background check databases. We work in conjunction with state agencies, police agencies, and businesses to provide statewide access to applicant fingerprint processing services for fingerprint-based background checks.

  • Access Control

    Access control provides security by granting authenticated users access to specific areas. We offer a complete range of biometric access control products that can be customized according to user needs

Industries for Biometrics & Identity Management

  • Government Security

    Confront and address threats to individuals, physical assets, information and your communications infrastructure, both at home and abroad with 3M technologies.

  • Public Safety

    To provide the best security, you need the best intelligence. Stay a step ahead of today’s constantly-evolving threats with the help of street-smart security solutions from 3M.

  • Building & Site Security

    Building on more than thirty years of security technology expertise, we’re helping companies around the world stay a step ahead of threats to building & site security.

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