Safran Identity & Security, through its subsidiary Morpho South Africa, has signed a contract with the Government of Botswana, represented by the Botswana Police Service, for an upgrade and rationalisation of their legacy AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System) platforms into a single, multi-biometric and multi-use new-generation platform.According to the company, this future multi-biometric system will use both fingerprint and facial recognition and will serve all the identification requirements of various government departments. It is the first step for the rationalisation of ICT systems in the government of Botswana.According to Morpho South Africa, this will be one of the most advanced and complex systems ever delivered in terms of integration with multiple systems and the segregation and security of the data of each department. Morpho South Africa will also deliver numerous liveScan and cardScan stations as well as mobile handheld devices and will also be in charge of the maintenance of the system for three years."This contract strengthens a long term partnership with the Botswana Government. We have proven our capacity to provide critical products and maintenance and we are now going to furnish a total integration of multiple biometric technologies in a single platform. Not only is it more cost-effective but also it is a vital facilitator of increasing national security and enabling eGovernment services," says Paul Jeremias, managing director, Morpho South Africa.