“Integrated Biometrics says the solution will first come to its Columbo fingerprint scanner in April, and that it will be expanded to its entire line of FBI-certified fingerprint scanning devices thereafter.”
Integrated Biometrics has developed anti-spoofing technology for its fingerprint-scanning devices.
The new capability is dubbed “IB-PAD”, with the latter part of that acronym referring to Presentation Attack Detection. Integrated Biometrics says it’s an Artificial Intelligence-driven system based on machine learning, and that while the Light Emitting Sensor technology currently in place in its fingerprint readers can already detect materials commonly used in spoofing attacks, the IB-PAD technology adds an even stronger line of defense.
“We are fully committed to raising the bar and helping our customers in the battle against criminals using fake fingerprints to subvert biometric identification systems,” commented Integrated Biometrics CEO Stephen Thies in a statement announcing the solution. “These criminal activities run the gamut from theft to fraud, money laundering, illegal access to information, crossing borders illegally, and much more. The addition of this powerful spoof prevention capability is evidence that we’re delivering on the promise of identity protection to our customers.”
IB-PAD takes the form of a Software Development Kit, which will be made available for download to customers. Integrated Biometrics says the solution will first come to its Columbo fingerprint scanner in April, and that it will be expanded to its entire line of FBI-certified fingerprint scanning devices thereafter.
The news caps off what has been a busy March for Integrated Biometrics, with the company having earlier announced that its Kojak scanner had been integrated into a biometric ATM from DAL-Global and Aertight Systems, and having announced the appointment of a new VP of Business Development.
March 31, 2020 – by Alex Perala