April 26, 2013 -
Warwick Warp has just announced that its fingerprint feature extractor has received full certification in the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Minutiae Interoperability Exchange Test (MINEX).
“We are absolutely delighted to receive this important certification.” Stewart Hefferman, CEO of Warwick Warp said. “Receiving MINEX certification provides assurance to our customers that our fingerprint feature extractor meets international and government standards. It also opens up exciting new opportunities for government applications and demonstrates our continued investment in R&D.”
The MINEX test is an ongoing evaluation of the INCITS 379 fingerprint templates. It provides assurances of the interoperability of the core template encoding to users, venders and integrators, and is a pre-requisite for participation in government programs across the globe. MINEX certification also denotes that the template encoding not only confirms to international interoperability standards but is also in compliance with U.S. Government programs.
“We are seeing a growing demand for fingerprint identification systems and MINEX certification is an important prerequisite for participation in our key markets,” Hefferman said.
Reported previously in BiometricUpdate.com, Warwick Warp, along with Dragnet Solutions has been looking to launch a centralized biometric identity database for West African nations.