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GenKey releases version 3.1 of its automated biometric identification system

 

GenKey has released version 3.1 of its Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS), designed to meet the growing demands and complexity of large-scale identity programs.

The company said the new release improves the reliability of the registration process, particularly when using handheld, single fingerprint scanners.

Perhaps one of the most notable updates is to the LIM (Label Independent Matching) function, which can detect duplicate fingerprints.

“It’s easy for mistakes to happen when scanning 10 fingers using a one-finger scanning device,” GenKey CTO Gavan Duffy said. “These type of devices are increasingly being used, for example in door-to-door registrations. GenKey’s LIM function is able to detect duplicate fingerprints, even if they’ve been scanned in the wrong order and are incorrectly labelled in the register. We’ve continued to strengthen this feature as the registration process becomes more mobile, low-cost and with smaller devices.”

The newly streamlined LIM function improves the reliability of smaller registration devices and combats the issues associated with single finger scanners, according to GenKey’s R&D team.

Though LIM has been a regular feature of GenKey’s ABIS since 2012, the throughput was previously constrained by the complexity of the control algorithms as it was required to process millions of permutations that can be derived from a 10 finger registration.

ABIS 3.1 resolves this issue by enabling “razor thin” control algorithm overheads, which leverages the speed of GenKey’s FastAFIS technology to quickly process the required load.

“This latest release strengthens our reputation as a trusted, standards compliant, player in the ABIS market,” GenKey CEO Michiel van der Veen said. “It’s also an important step towards more affordable, practical solutions that will help accelerate the adoption of biometric identity for the 1.5 billion people in developing countries that have no means of verifying who they are. That’s ultimately what drives every new innovation we make.”

Previously reported, GenKey provided the biometric verification technology for the polling stations used in Ghana’s third consecutive municipal election in December.

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