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Morpho’s fingerprint matching technology ranks first in NIST 2014 MINEX test

Morpho (Safran) announced its fingerprint matching technology placed first out of the over 30 companies that submitted technology in the ongoing Minutiae Interoperability Exchange Test sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

According to the results, Morpho ranked first in all three major categories. All tests are performed using fingerprint “templates”, which serve as digital representations of fingerprint images generated for matching and storage purposes.

Morpho saw the highest performance in fingerprint matching accuracy using Morpho templates and matching algorithms, achieving matching results that are 60% higher than the next closest vendor.

The company came in first place in template interoperability in which Morpho templates achieved a greater performance than all other templates, regardless of which vendor’s matcher was used.

In fact, Morpho’s template interoperability results are 10% higher than the next closest vendor.

Morpho also ranked first in matcher interoperability, where its matcher out performed all other matchers regardless of which vendor template was used.

Additionally, Morpho’s matching interchangeability scored 44% greater than the next closest vendor.

“The 2014 MINEX benchmark results confirm Morpho’s leadership in the field of biometric identification,” said MorphoTrak CEO Celeste Thomasson. “For government agencies tasked with ensuring security and safety, using superior technology helps avoid security lapses, missed identifications and other serious vulnerabilities for law enforcement, border control, access control, traveler safety, etc. The results of Morpho’s continuing R&D investments are apparent in these tests and in our growing list of worldwide customers who choose security as their top priority.”

After the numerous tests, NIST found that the Morpho-encoded fingerprints provide the highest number of accurate matches, under the broadest range of conditions.

Previously reported, the National Institute of Standards and Technology gave MorphoTrust USA (Safran) a pilot grant to create an electronic ID to access online services with the same security, privacy protection and ability to authenticate identity as today’s face-to-face transactions.

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