Innovatrics‘ fingerprint recognition technology has taken the top spot in accuracy in the latest round of testing by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
The Minutiae Interoperability Exchange (MINEX) III is widely considered the gold standard in the evaluation of fingerprint algorithms. The testing program evaluates both template generators and template matching, and it’s in the latter category that Innovatrics has excelled.
Innovatrics’ solution proved to be the most accurate among over 40 competing vendors. While Neurotechnology has retained its lead in the template generation category, it has now fallen to second place in matching, with algorithms from other big names including Thales, Safran Identity & Security (now IDEMIA), and Dermalog also ranking in the top five.
In announcing Innovatrics’ breakthrough, the company’s R&D head, Marian Beszedes, attributed it to sophisticated machine learning AI. “Our latest fingerprint verification algorithm has been significantly improved by incorporating deep neural networks into the process, and the current fingerprint matcher is the best matcher worldwide as measured by NIST,” he explained.
The MINEX III achievement further illustrates the brisk pace of Innovatrics’ research and development efforts. In December, the company detailed its use of a filtering process to improve its liveness detection solution, and in January it announced an upgraded version of its SmartFace facial recognition and surveillance platform that was more scalable. The company also announced updates for its Digital Onboarding Toolkit just a couple of weeks ago.
As for its business activities, Innovatrics recently supplied Guinea’s national police force with an Automated Biometric Identification System. More such contracts may be possible in the future, given that MINEX III is used to determine the compliance of fingerprint recognition systems with the US government’s Personal Identity Verification Program standards.
February 11, 2022 – by Alex Perala