Till very recently, the Brazilian Government used relatively primitive practices of ID documentation by the means of pen, ink and paper to maintainstate papers in the state of Sao Paulo. Sao Paulo being one of the largest states of Brazil, with a population numbering around 20 million, made this a harrying procedure, with application timelines that stretched onto weeks, and even months at times. In order to achieve greater efficacy in managing state identification papers, the Brazilian Government started searching for secure system that could handle massive volumes of ID data in a swift and efficient manner.
In an agreement with the Sao Paulo Government, Interprint, a systems integration company installed biometric devices such as Crossmatch 300 fingerprint scanner in order to shorten ID application and receipt time schedules. The Crossmatch Verifier 300 Fingerprint scanner transformed the entire application process into electronic database by means of storing information in an Oracle database in order to prevent duplication and fraud.
Citizens were now required to visit Poupatempo to have their Ids issued.Their digital photographs and demographic information were recorded by Interprint staff. This was followed by a fingerprint enrolment process via CrossmatchVerifier 300 fingerprint scanner for renewal document purposes. Finally, after the collection of the applicant’s electronic signature, the completed file would be sent back to the printer for ID creation.
The timely process enabled by usage of biometric devices ensured that an applicant’s waiting time could now be foreshortened to a few days instead of the pre-existing period of 3 weeks or more. as Crossmatch Verifier 300 devices were installed all over the Sao Paulo Government’s ID offices (Poupatempos) and helped achievean efficient, precise and timely form of ID registration and verification. Their compact form and convenient, user-friendly interface meant that little technical training was required in order to handle these biometric devices.
Following the astounding success of Sao Paulo’s ID registration system, many government officials from all over Brazil travelled to the state in order to review the Crossmatch fingerprint scanners to emulate them in their own states.