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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 the false accept rate, false reject rate, failure to enroll and failure to acquire rates based on a defined test population.

As the biometrics market is flooded with new competition, certification and quality assurance is increasingly important. Standards and certifications vary by industry and use-case, but this is a large focus for the core community – particularly for government and military purchasing in which data exchange is an important consideration.

Reported previously, iBeta recently completed its first task order of conformance testing for mobile biometric devices, under a contract from Sandia National Laboratories for the Department of Homeland Security.

Last year, the U.S DEA approved iBeta’s certification process for a biometrics subsystem for electronic prescriptions for controlled substances.

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