Company Overview

Papillon ZAO is a vertically integrated provider of biometric solutions, including Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems, or AFIS, to governments, law enforcement agencies and other organizations worldwide. Our vertical integration means that we develop all our solutions internally – both software and hardware and control the complete life cycle of implementation and operation of nation-wide AFIS projects.

By utilizing such meticulous approach for over twenty years we have created the comprehensive set of biometric technologies (covering fingerprint, palmprint, iris, and face identification) that set the new standards in accuracy, performance, and cost of ownership of nation-wide identification systems.

Our nation-wide AFIS solutions are installed in Russia and in eleven other countries. Papillon AFIS became the de-facto standard in Russia starting from 2002, after demonstrating superior recognition performance over all tested competitors. Currently it is used by the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs, Federal Migration Service, and other federal agencies for criminal and civil identification. Papillon AFIS installed at the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs is one of the world’s largest biometric systems in the world housing the fingerprints and criminal histories for more than 45 million subjects in the criminal master file. It processes over two million identification requests annually, which results in over 100 000 positive identifications.


Our vision is to become a dominant player in the area of nation-wide multimodal biometric solutions in terms of cost-effectiveness and recognition performance.