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Latent Print Services

The Next Generation Identification (NGI) latent services provide authorized criminal justice agencies with the ability to search latent fingerprints and palm prints left at crime scenes against a national biometric repository with improved accuracy and access to event-based criminal, civil, and unsolved latent biometrics. The NGI provides enhanced cascade services of the Unsolved Latent File to include criminal, authorized civil, and inquiry-only biometric submissions to produce new investigative leads within unsolved cases.

ULW Software

The Universal Latent Workstation (ULW) is interoperable and interactive software for latent print examiners. The software improves the exchange and search of latent friction ridge images involving various Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems and the FBI's Next Generation Identification (NGI) system with a single encoding. This software is provided at no cost to authorized criminal justice agencies.

Please note that ULW Software, by itself, does not establish connectivity/message routing to Automated Biometric Systems, either foreign or domestic. The ULW simply formats a latent print into an FBI EBTS compliant format for searching against many vendor systems.

*When installing 6.6.7, it is recommended to save the files to the computer prior to installation - the Setup.msi file must be copied to the computer.

Current: ULW Version 6.6.7

Additional Links

NGI WebSite
IAFIS WebSite
Biometric Center of Excellence