a provider of biometric identification technologies, has said that its multi-biometric face and fingerprint identification engine “MegaMatcher
” was chosen as the core enrollment and identification engine for the Indonesian Integrated Biometric Passport Issuance System.
By combining fast algorithms and high reliability, biometric technologies can be used for access control, computer security, banking, time attendance control and law enforcement applications.
The offering, which is available as a software development kit, allows development of large-scale fingerprint, face or multi-biometric face-fingerprint and optionally iris identification products for Microsoft (News
) Windows and Linux platforms.
"Neurotechnology's MegaMatcher has provided Immigration an affordably priced, integrated solution for our unique Passport Issuance System," said Erwin Azis, SH, MH, director of system Information of the Directorate General of Immigration of the Department of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia.
The MegaMatcher fingerprint recognition algorithm has received full NIST MINEX certification for use in the U.S. Government Personal Identity Verification program fingerprint recognition applications.
The Indonesia passport issuance system is using MegaMatcher to generate templates from face and fingerprint images collected at local Indonesian Immigration Offices. These templates, along with scans of other required documents, are stored on a local server and forwarded automatically by X/LINK SAF to headquarters.
"Indonesia's passport system was a large and important project and we are pleased that MegaMatcher was selected for its implementation," said Algimantas Malickas, chief executive officer at Neurotechnology.
"X/LINK is a very experienced integrator, and using MegaMatcher technology they were able to implement a reliable, fast and fault tolerant system."
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Edited by Stefania Viscusi