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BIO-key patents method of accelerating biometrics database searches


BIO-key has been issued a patent for “Adaptive Short Lists and Acceleration of Biometrics Database Search.”

U.S. Patent 10,025,831 protects BIO-key’s method of quickly and iteratively searching a database of biometric records. The method utilizes one or more scans of the database with potentially varying index parameters, narrowing the field of biometric record candidates on each pass. According to a company statement, this ‘short list’ indexing approach is how BIO-key delivers cost-effective one-to-many fingerprint identification solutions that avoid the costly and computer-intensive brute force scans typically required to search biometric databases.

The adaptive biometric indexing technology covered by this patent is currently used in BIO-key’s core Vector Segment Technology (“VST”) biometric algorithm and is integrated into the company’s WEB-key and ID Director suite of solutions.

“Accurate and efficient one-to-many biometric identification is the cornerstone of secure identity and authentication services,” commented Mira LaCous, BIO-key’s CTO. “Unless an identity platform detects and prevents duplicate enrollments, first-party and synthetic identity fraud remain as significant threats.”

Just last month BIO-key was awarded a patent for the Utilization of Biometric Data.

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