Aware ranks first in the US in MINEX III’s biometric leaderboards
Aware has announced positive results in the NIST MINEX III (Minutiae Interoperability Exchange) biometric fingerprint technology evaluation on Tuesday. Of the two U.S. companies who made it in the list, Aware ranked first for both template generators and matchers.
The MINEX III is a test used to assess compliance of template generators and template matchers for companies wishing to join the U.S. Government’s Personal Identity Verification (PIV) program.
More generally, the biometric evaluation is widely considered an international benchmark in state-of-the-art fingerprint template generation and matching across different vendors.
“Compliance with the PIV program is often a mandatory requirement for worldwide public and private organizations that use or require fingerprint technology,” explained Aware CTO Mohamed Lazzouni.
“This is because it guarantees both the security and interoperability,” he added.
Tested on a dataset that generates two million finger templates, MINEX III executes roughly three million biometric finger matching operations per submission.
“By completing this certification, Aware has taken on the investment required to get certified so that our customers do not have to undergo this process themselves,” Lazzouni said.
Aware has been improving its biometric recognition algorithms steadily during last year, with the firm passing level one and two face biometric spoof attack detection testing from iBeta with no errors in September.