"Our new product versions enable the use of fingerprint, face or iris biometric identification or any of these modalities in combination," said Algimantas Malickas, chief information officer of Neurotechnology, in a statement. "These multi-modal capabilities, along with our algorithm improvements, extend the speed, reliability and potential applications of our products."
Officials at the company said the new SDK releases are easier to install and upgrade, rugged over extended periods of use, interoperable with each other and across several regulatory-approved platforms, and much, much faster than previous releases.
Neurotechnology said that its new MegaMatcher 3.0 SDK, which also includes face and fingerprint modalities, for large scale Automated Fingerprint Identification System and multi-biometric identification systems can perform a matching speed of 40,000 fingerprint per second that is four times faster than version 2.1, and the new VeriEye 2.1 Standard SDK may now be used as an iris recognition add-on to MegaMatcher to assist in the development of accurate, fast and reliable tri-modal - face, iris and fingerprint - biometric systems.
The company said that MegaMatcher Accelerator, an add-on utility for MegaMatcher 3.0, can slam an app with MegaMatcher 3.0 to the highest known gear and beyond to deliver an astonishing 10,000,000 fingerprints matches per second, which is 250 times faster than MegaMatcher 3.0 working as a standalone.
Officials said that all four new SDKs also support additional scanners and cameras, enabling use in a wider variety of systems, and the SDKs can be used individually or in any combination – even to the extent of excluding MegaMatcher 3.0, if required - with each other to create applications that generate unique individual identification systems. The number of SDKs may also be scaled such as for checking both irises and many fingerprints simultaneously.
Neurotechnology said that VeriFinger 6.1 has an SDK add-on that includes full support for ANSI / NIST-ITL 1-2007, which when expanded represents the American National Standards Institute / National Institute of Standards & Technology’s Information Technology Laboratory Release or Version 1 in 2007, and its VeriEye 2.1 has almost consistently halved the false rejection rates of the previous version.
Officials said the MegaMatcher fingerprint recognition algorithm has received full NIST Minutiae Interoperability Exchange Test certification for use in the U.S. Government Personal Identity Verification program fingerprint recognition applications. The MegaMatcher SDK supports BioAPI 2.0 and most other biometric industry standards, and all its components can be used on both Microsoft (News
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The company said that VeriFinger has received full NIST MINEX certification and has won most of NIST’s Fingerprint Vendor Technology Evaluation and Fingerprint Verification Competition awards and recognition since 2000.
In February 2008, another company, Sagem (News
) Morpho, Inc., reportedly
was found to be the “most accurate Match-On-Card implementation” of all participants during NIST’s MINEX Test II Performance of Fingerprint Match-On-Card (MOC) Algorithms. Sagem reportedly
was the only one that measured up to the standards of federal programs such as the U.S. Government’s PIV and Transportation Worker Identification Credential programs.
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