Net-X Solutions fingerprint compression software for Android receives FBI certification

October 1, 2015 - 

Net-X Solutions announced that its WSQ fingerprint compression software for Android has received FBI certification.

The Wavelet Scalar Quantization (WSQ) Gray-scale Fingerprint Image Compression Specification Version 3.1 is one of the leading solutions for the exchange of 8-bit, 500ppi fingerprint images within the criminal justice community.

The FBI’s Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) collects, encodes, stores, and retrieves digitized fingerprint images.

Any fingerprints submitted to the FBI must adhere to the agency’s strict standards.

The successful completion of the FBI’s certification process facilitates the interoperability between these agencies and ensures efficient access to FBI criminal justice information services.

Net-X Solutions’ WSQ SDK products first achieved FBI certification for the Windows platform in 2009.

The company continued to develop the software with a further release in 2013 which provided WSQ 3.1 specification compliance.

“Obtaining FBI certification for our latest WSQ product for Android is testament to Net-X Solutions continued commitment to producing high quality, standards based biometric development tools to help developers in the biometric field, reduce costs and bring their solutions to market faster,” said James Jones, director at Net-X Solutions Ltd.

Previously reported, Net-X Solutions Ltd globally launched the world’s first ANSI/NIST compliant biometric viewer for over 6,000 Android devices.

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