New Product Versions from Neurotechnology Enable Tri-modal Biometrics
Enhanced Interoperability and Reliability for Fingerprint, Face and Iris Identification
Vilnius, Lithuania – August 25, 2009 – Neurotechnology (www.neurotechnology.com) a provider of high-precision biometric identification technologies, has released new versions of the company's core product Software Development Kits (SDKs) for fingerprint, face, iris and multi-biometric identification. The latest SDK versions, VeriFinger 6.1, VeriLook 3.3, VeriEye 2.1 and MegaMatcher 3.0, provide enhanced interoperability, reliability and ease-of-maintenance over previous versions. The new MegaMatcher 3.0 SDK for large-scale AFIS and multi-biometric identification systems now provides a 40,000-per-second fingerprint matching speed (a four-fold increase over version 2.1). In addition, the new VeriEye 2.1 Standard SDK may now be used as an iris recognition add-on to MegaMatcher (which includes face and fingerprint modalities), enabling development of accurate, fast and reliable tri-modal biometric systems. Each of the new SDKs also support additional scanners and cameras, enabling use in a wider variety of systems.
"Our new product versions enable the use of fingerprint, face or iris biometric identification or any of these modalities in combination," said Algimantas Malickas, CEO of Neurotechnology. "These multi-modal capabilities, along with our algorithm improvements, extend the speed, reliability and potential applications of our products."
With the new version of MegaMatcher and VeriEye 2.1 it is now possible to have a very fast and highly accurate tri-modal identification system wherein the iris, fingerprint and face results are fused to generate a unique individual identification. Additional configurations, such as multiple fingerprint and face or two irises and face, produce extremely accurate matching results. For systems that are not using MegaMatcher, the new SDK versions also enable system integrators to tie the three individual fingerprint, face and iris SDKs together to create tri-modal systems..
Individual enhancements include:
- MegaMatcher 3.0 now has a 40,000-per-second fingerprint matching speed, and when using MegaMatcher Accelerator, matching speed increases to 10,000,000 fingerprints per second.
- VeriFinger 6.1 makes available an SDK add-on that includes full support for ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2007.
- VeriEye 2.1 offers a significant increase in reliability, generating 1.5 to 2.0 times lower false rejection rate than the previous version.
The MegaMatcher fingerprint recognition algorithm has received full NIST MINEX certification for use in the US Government Personal Identity Verification program fingerprint recognition applications. MegaMatcher supports BioAPI 2.0 and most other biometric industry standards. VeriFinger has received full NIST MINEX certification and Fingerprint Verification Competition (FVC) awards since 2000. All components of MegaMatcher can be used on both Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems.
The SDKs for MegaMatcher 3.0, VeriFinger 6.1, VeriLook 3.3 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. For more information, go to: www.Neurotechnology.com. For the existing SDK customers Neurotechnology provides free upgrades. Existing VeriFinger 6.0, VeriLook 3.2 and VeriEye 2.0 licenses will work with new SDKs.
Neurotechnology is a provider of high-precision biometric fingerprint, face and iris identification algorithms, object recognition technology and software development products. More than 1900 system integrators, security companies and hardware providers integrate Neurotechnology's algorithms and software development technologies into their own products, with millions of customer installations worldwide.
Neurotechnology's identification algorithms have consistently earned the highest honors in some of the industry's most rigorous competitions, including the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)'s Fingerprint Vendor Technology Evaluation (FpVTE) and the International Fingerprint Verification Competitions (FVC).
Drawing from years of academic research in the fields of neuroinformatics, image processing and pattern recognition, Neurotechnology was founded in 1990 in Vilnius, Lithuania under the name Neurotechnologija and released its first fingerprint identification system in 1991. Since that time the company has released more than 40 products and version upgrades for identification and verification of objects and personal identity. On April 14, 2008 the company announced an official name change to Neurotechnology. For more information, visit: www.neurotechnology.com
Jennifer Allen Newton
Bluehouse Consulting Group, Inc.
jennifer (at) bluehousecg (dot) com