Contact and data centers as well as engineering and R&D labs that are charged with protecting sensitive information will become more secure thanks to improved biometric tools from Neurotechnology
The firm has released two new upgrades in the company’s core product line: VeriLook
4.0 Software Development Kit or “SDK” for facial recognition and MegaMatcher
3.1 SDK for large-scale multi-biometric and automated fingerprint identification systems “AFIS.”
Fans of crime TV shows such as the CSI franchise on CBS in the U.S. watch the actors ‘use’ and discuss AFIS. Neurotechnology makes the tools that help make them a reality for actual law enforcement agencies and experts.
The new VeriLook 4.0 provides a number of significant enhancements over the previous version, VeriLook 3.3, including:
-- Increased recognition accuracy, i.e. decreased False Rejection Rate, by 10 percent-50 percent at the same false acceptance rate level with respect to the VeriLook 3.3 algorithm
-- Recognition of faces which are rotated in-plane whether rolled, tilted, left or right, at any angle VeriLook 3.3 could detect only faces with +/-15 degrees roll angle deviation.
-- Increased tolerance to face yaw and pitch declination, meaning VeriLook 4.0 can recognize faces that are looking side-to-side or tilted forward or back. In many cases it can recognize faces declined up to 25 degrees.
-- Improved facial template generalization, enabling a more reliable template to be generated from a set of previously created templates
MegaMatcher 3.1 incorporates the new VeriLook 4.0 face identification algorithm and includes a new palmprint identification add-on, enabling developers and system integrators to design highly accurate multi-biometric systems using any combinations of face, iris, fingerprint or palm recognition.
With these new features it is now possible to use multiple configurations of biometric identification to produce accurate1: N (1 to many) matching results. The MegaMatcher fingerprint recognition algorithm has received full NIST MINEX certification for use in U.S. Government Personal Identity Verification program fingerprint recognition applications and it supports BioAPI 2.0 and most other biometric industry standards.
The Software Development Kits for VeriLook 4.0 and MegaMatcher 3.1, as well as other technologies from Neurotechnology (including VeriFinger
6.1 and VeriEye
2.1), are available with highly competitive licensing options through Neurotechnology or from distributors worldwide. 30-day trial versions with full functionality are also available for download.
“The increased reliability and face position tolerance in VeriLook 4.0 should be very important for our customers,” said Algimantas Malickas, CEO of Neurotechnology. “The enhancements to the VeriLook algorithm will also be useful for MegaMatcher customers who utilize facial recognition. And the addition of support for palmprint identification will allow wider use of MegaMatcher in criminalistics.”
Brendan B. Read is TMCnet’s Senior Contributing Editor. To read more of Brendan’s articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Stefania Viscusi