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SecuGen fingerprint biometrics certified by FBI, Mashang Consumer Finance facial recognition by BCTC



The FBI has confirmed SecuGen’s optical biometric fingerprint technology has reached the image quality specifications needed for PIV and Mobile ID FAP 30.

The technologies that have received the certifications are SecuGen’s upcoming Hamster Pro 30 fingerprint reader and their U30 OEM sensor.

The devices are not the first from the biometrics firm to be certified by the FBI. The roster includes the FAP 20-compliant Hamster Pro 20 and U20, and the FAP 10-compliant Hamster Pro 10 and U10.

Different variations of U20-based products have also been certified, such as Unity 20 Bluetooth, Hamster Pro Duo SC/PIV, Hamster Pro Duo CL, U20-ASF, and more.

To satisfy the Mobile ID FAP 30 specifications under Appendix F of the Electronic Biometric Transmission Specification (EBTS) image quality conditions are particularly demanding.

Fingerprint comparison and large scale automated one-to-many biometric matching operations are among them, with the PIV-071006 standard designed to support one-to-one fingerprint verification using devices intended for the FIPS 201 PIV program.

“Our customers have been asking us for a larger sensor at an affordable price that can help them compete in the FAP 30 certified space,” says SecuGen VP of Sales. “They always look to SecuGen for quality products, and I’m pleased to offer the first of what they need, the Hamster Pro 30.”

Aside from biometric security applications, SecuGen’s technologies can be deployed in a variety of scenarios, including healthcare, finance, national ID programs, immigration, and more.

The Hamster Pro 30 reader and U30 sensor are set to be released by the end of the year.

Bank Card Testing Center certifies Mashang facial recognition and attack detection

Financial institution Mashang Consumer Finance has passed an authoritative industry test for its facial recognition technology, Shine reports.

The certification was awarded by the Bank Card Testing Center (BCTC), which has been trialing Mahsang’s face biometrics technology since early 2019.

According to BCTC, Mashang’s technology, both the real person pass rate and the prosthesis attack detection rate reached 100 percent during the tests. Prostheses attacks are a particular form of biometric presentation attack.

The fact the technology has passed the test means that it is deemed safe against biometric fraud, according to the report.

Mashang said it now intends to extend its applications from online identity verification to smart retail, smart shopping malls, and smart hotels.

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