In the Beginning

It all began with a suggestion from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).

In the 1980s, the FBI wanted to implement a fingerprint identification system as part of a proposed national point-of-sale (POS) firearm control and law enforcement program. They knew that such a system would only be practical if Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) technology could be made accessible to local law enforcement.

The challenge was that no one had ever created an AFIS that functioned on affordable, familiar PCs. Our company was formed in 1989 to meet that challenge.

Although the FBI's POS firearms control system never came to fruition, the research for that project led us to create the world’s first PC-based Automated Fingerprint Identification System - the AFIX Tracker - which launched in 1998.

Our first customer was the U.S. Army Crime Lab. Now, AFIX systems are used in nearly 500 sites across the U.S. and more than 25 countries. Law enforcement and other government agencies of all sizes have realized that our AFIX systems are easier to use and more cost effective than other biometric identification systems.

We’ve never stopped innovating in the Biometric Identification Industry


We won the race to be first to market with a PC-based AFIS, and again with the first PC-based Automated Palmprint Identification System. But we haven’t rested on our laurels. Radiant Solutions is committed to keeping AFIX products on the leading edge of biometric ID technology.

About Radiant Solutions


Radiant Solutions provides highly specialized, innovative, multisource data, analytics, software, and services to deliver critical insights and intelligence when and where it matters. Poised to transform how customers support global mapping and intelligence missions at scale, Radiant Solutions harnesses the proliferation of pervasive information-gathering, open-source software, cloud computing, machine learning, and big data analytics. Our combined team of over 1,000 engineers, analysts, developers, data scientists, and DevOps engineers, delivers innovative solutions that keep our nation safe, protect critical infrastructure, and preserve scarce natural resources. Learn more about our capabilities and who we are.

Fingerprint. Palmprint. Facial Recognition.

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