Biometric software developer Innovatrics passes NIST MINEX III test

September 2, 2015 - 

Innovatrics announced that it has become the first fingerprint technology company in the world to successfully pass the Minutiae Interoperability Exchange (MINEX) III continuing test organized by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Innovatrics outperformed the majority of the submissions, achieving one of the best test results in terms of accuracy and interoperability, according to NIST.

As one of the most relevant benchmarks in the industry, MINEX III continuing test is used to establish compliance of fingerprint template generators and template matchers for the Federal government’s Personal Identity Verification Program (PIV).

Superseding the widely established Ongoing MINEX benchmark, the test now encompasses a more technical set of criteria necessary to achieve full PIV compliance.

Each submission is tested on a significantly larger dataset, which generates 2 million single finger templates and performs about 3 million single-finger matching operations per submission.

Achieving MINEX III compliance is often a mandatory component for worldwide public and private tenders that require fingerprint technology.

The US government mandates the use of only those fingerprint template generators and matchers that comply with the PIV program.

“At Innovatrics, we are very proud to have been the first company to pass the MINEX III testing criteria,” explains Jan Lunter, chief technology officer at Innovatrics. “Achieving one of the top positions in both interoperability and the native accuracy ranking shows our dedication to quality, innovation and furthering the field of biometrics and recognition technologies.”

Innovatrics was the first vendor to achieve full PIV compliance in MINEX III, along with ranking first in the majority of the main accuracy and interoperability criteria.

Additionally, the Innovatrics template generator was found to be the most accurate out of all vendors in both the pooled 2 finger and native 1 finger rankings, while the Innovatrics template matcher achieved the top native 1 finger ranking.

Previously reported, Innovatrics announced that its AFIS algorithm achieved strong results in the Fingerprint Vendor Technology Evaluation (FpVTE 2012), organized by the National Institute of Standards and Technologies.

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