The Sultanate of Oman selects Safran Identity & Security to deploy a single multi-biometric platform

Safran Identity & Security, a global leader in identity and security solutions, has been selected by the Sultanate of Oman to consolidate within a single multi-biometric platform the country's multiple identification systems. This sovereign platform, to be operated by the Sultanate, has been launched to support both public security and the development of tourism in the country.

A pioneer in deploying biometric solutions in this part of the globe, the Sultanate of Oman has been a historic partner of Safran Identity & Security. For example, the company provided the local authorities with the AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System) system, as well as the identification system for expatriate workers through iris recognition

Safran identity & Security's ABIS (Automated Biometric Information System) platform will enable the various solutions to communicate with each other and manage all the biometric databases (fingerprint, facial recognition, iris and DNA) within a unified system. The ABIS will provide biometric services - enrollment, identification, verification – on behalf of all national systems involved in ensuring the security of the Sultanate: civil identity, public security, border control and criminal identification.


We are very honored that the Sultanate of Oman has renewed its confidence in Safran Identity & Security after an intense competitive bidding to deploy this unique system in the world. This contract allows us to consolidate our relationship with Oman and strengthen our local presence through sustained investment, especially in the area of high technologies.

Samuel Fringant, Executive Vice President, Security Division at Safran Identity & Security

Safran is a leading international high-technology group with three core businesses: Aerospace (propulsion and equipment), Defence and Security. Operating worldwide, the Group has 70,000 employees and generated sales of 17.4 billion euros in 2015. Safran is listed on Euronext Paris and is part of the CAC40 index, as well as the Euro Stoxx 50 European index.

Safran Identity & Security is a global leader in identity and security solutions, deploying systems in more than 100 countries. Backed by more than 40 years of experience in biometrics, the company develops innovative technologies for the public and private sectors, including identity management, secure transactions and public security solutions.

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