Neurotechnology is one of the well known providers of high-precision biometric identification technologies. The company recently announced the release of MegaMatcher 4.0, a multi-biometric software development kit (SDK) that integrates fingerprint, iris, facial and palmprint biometrics in a single, high-performance SDK that requires no add-ons.
With the new MegaMatcher 4.0, Neurotechnology has incorporated palmprint technology together with the latest versions of their popular VeriFinger (fingerprint), VeriEye (iris) and VeriLook (facial) biometric SDKs , all of which are now built on a common architecture and feature a common programming interface. With this tight integration, developers and integrators will now be able to quickly and easily develop systems that use any of the different biometric components singularly or in combination for increased flexibility and reliability.
In a press release, Pavel Cuchriajev, software development team lead for Neurotechnology, said, "In the last few years, we have been approached by customers requesting that we unify our API for different platforms as well as different biometric modalities. Now our customers will have a consistent programming model across all biometric modalities, starting with image capture from a biometric device and ending with examination of matching results across all platforms and programming languages."
The new individual biometric SDKs include enhancements to reliability and performance. The new VeriEye 2.3 algorithm provides a 70 percent increase in iris matching speed while keeping the same high level of reliability as the previous version. VeriFinger 6.3 increases reliability with a new fingerprint segmentation component that provides a 20x decrease in the segmentation error rate with a simultaneous 10x increase in segmentation speed and the VeriLook 5.0 facial identification algorithm offers even higher reliability than version 4.0, with a 20 percent to 50 percent decrease in the False Rejection Rate comparatively.
In 2005, Neurotechnology initially released MegaMatcher as an automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS). It then went on to add a facial recognition engine in version 2.0, with a fusion algorithm that allowed the two technologies to work together to provide very fast 1:N (1 to many) matching with even higher reliability than AFIS or facial recognition alone. In later versions, enhancements to MegaMatcher included add-ons for iris and palmprint identification.
Now, with the new MegaMatcher 4.0, all four biometric technologies are incorporated natively, with very fast, highly accurate algorithms that are designed to work together in any combination. MegaMatcher 4.0 is currently being made available through Neurotechnology or from distributors spread across the globe.
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Edited by Jaclyn Allard