iBeta broadens options for accredited independent biometric testing

Biometrics companies may have more options than they realize to improve their technologies and prove their credibility by testing them against established standards. Different standards for biometrics application performance are still evolving, along with the technology and markets for those applications. A standard originally set for Electronic Prescription of Controlled Substances (EPCS) is benefiting a growing number of companies, including ones that do not offer technologies for that particular application, says Gail Audette, quality manager for leading independent testing firm

iBeta wraps up spoofing and liveness testing project

iBeta Quality Assurance, a full-service biometrics, software quality, security, and performance testing lab, recently completed a successful project for a mid-sized bank to evaluate the False Accept Rate (FAR), False Reject Rate (FRR), and Spoof False Accept Rate (SFAR) of several biometric subsystem vendors’ products across multiple modalities. “Spoofing and liveness testing is an increasingly important part of any thorough evaluation of biometric technology as black hats look for new ways around improved biometrics-based security,” said Dr. Kevin Wilson, Director

iBeta introduces three new performance scan testing packages

Software quality, security, performance and biometrics testing lab iBeta Quality Assurance has released three new web-focused load/performance testing packages designed to reduce the high cost and complexity that is typically associated with load testing scenarios. The company developed the performance scan packages in an effort to meet the growing customer demand for focused-scope, fixed-cost load testing. The first performance scan package is QuickScan, which is a web page retrieval at increasing load levels to evaluate scalability. The second package is

iBeta awarded fingerprint evaluation study from Sandia National Laboratories

iBeta Quality Assurance, an on-demand software testing laboratory under the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program, was awarded a fingerprint evaluation study contract from Sandia National Laboratories under sponsorship by the Department of Homeland Security: Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency, Resilient Systems Division. The fingerprint evaluation study, which marks iBeta’s second project with Sandia National Laboratories, is being conducted with biometric devices provided by 3M, Integrated Biometrics, Lumidigm, and Precise Biometrics. The study’s success depends on the ongoing cooperation with

iBeta gets new scope expansion from NVLA for biometric data interchange

iBeta Quality Assurance has received two new scope expansions to its current accreditations from National voluntary Accreditation Program. Specifically, iBeta can now certify biometrics products to the ISO graded performance standards and ANSI/NIST ITL 1-2011 Data format for the interchange of fingerprint, facial and other biometric data. Graded performance testing will be conducted in accordance with ISO/IEC 19795-5, and this testing is designed to understand and predict the deployed biometric system error rates and transaction times. These particular error rates include

iBeta certifies Lumidigm fingerprint readers for DEA EPCS

iBeta Quality Assurance has just completed one of the first DEA EPCS biometric certifications for a series of Lumidigm fingerprint readers that can now be used in EPCS systems by prescribers of controlled substances. Specifically, iBeta certified Lumidigm’s V-Series fingerprint readers, finding that when properly incorporated into an overall prescribing system, these readers meet the required false match rate of 0.001. “The Lumidigm devices not only meet the DEA false match rate regulation, we encountered no failures to enroll during the certification

iBeta completes mobile biometric device testing for Sandia

iBeta Quality Assurance Biometrics Testing Laboratory has completed its first task order of conformance testing of mobile biometric devices, under a testing contract from Sandia National Laboratories for the Department of Homeland Security. Specifically, the work was done for the Homeland Security Advanced Research Project Agency. Under the contract, iBeta reported on data interchange standard conformance testing to ANSI/NIST ITL-1-2011 on two separate mobile biometric devices and their respective componentry. According to iBeta, the testing determined conformance of the output transaction