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Biometrics Startup Saffe Boasts World Class FRVT Performance

Biometrics Startup Saffe Boasts World Class FRVT Performance

The facial biometrics provider Saffe has aced the Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) carried out by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The company’s proprietary face matching technology achieved a top 15 performance against all other competitors, which is an impressive accomplishment for a startup that has only been around for four years.…

Innovatrics Algorithm Bests Competition in NIST Facial Recognition Testing

Innovatrics Algorithm Bests Competition in NIST Facial Recognition Testing

Innovatrics’s facial recognition algorithm beat out more than 100 competitors to take first place in the ‘wild images’ category in an ongoing Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The wild face dataset used in the test is designed to simulate real-world scenarios. It challenges facial recognition…

Cognitec Touts Strong Results in NIST Testing

Cognitec Touts Strong Results in NIST Testing

“…Cognitec says its template generation capability proved to be the fastest of the highest-ranking algorithms with False Rejection Rates under 0.01 percent.” Cognitec has upgraded its facial recognition algorithm and has seen some excellent results in its performance in a major industry testing program. The company submitted its face matching algorithm to the National Institute…

Another Aerospace Defense Contractor Opts for BIO-key Security

Another Aerospace Defense Contractor Opts for BIO-key Security

“When an organization of this magnitude migrates to biometric authentication it establishes another milestone for the adoption of biometric technology for the enterprise.” – Mike DePasquale, CEO, BIO-key A recent regulatory framework has helped to land BIO-key another big customer, with the company announcing that a ‘global aerospace defense contractor’ has opted to implement its…

Year in Review: A Critical Time for Standards Testing

Year in Review: A Critical Time for Standards Testing

Every year, FindBiometrics’ Year in Review survey takes the pulse of the industry, gauging perceptions and attitudes across a range of topics. And while this year’s survey is as varied as ever, the topic of biometric testing is more important than ever. Standardized testing has long been an important component of the biometrics industry, particularly…

Facial Recognition Has Shown 20X Improvement Since 2014: NIST

Facial Recognition Has Shown 20X Improvement Since 2014: NIST

Those in the biometrics industry know intuitively that facial recognition has advanced by leaps and bounds in recent years, but a new report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) puts numbers to just how far the state of the art has come. NIST, which is the world’s premier agency in the evaluation…

ID3 Touts FRVT Performance in Latest NIST Testing

ID3 Touts FRVT Performance in Latest NIST Testing

France-based ID3 Technologies has announced that its facial recognition technology has delivered an “excellent performance tradeoff” in the latest evaluations through the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Face Recognition Vendor Test, or “FRVT”. In a press release, the company explained that the FRVT testing round featured over 50 participants from the commercial biometrics industry.…

Ever AI Facial Recognition Gets Top Ranking in FRVT 1:1 Testing for Wild Images

Ever AI Facial Recognition Gets Top Ranking in FRVT 1:1 Testing for Wild Images

“This independent evaluation establishes us as the de facto leader of mission-critical face recognition in the US.” – Doug Aley, CEO, Ever AI Ever AI is celebrating an important win in the latest round of facial recognition testing conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST): The firm’s technology tied for first in the…

Camvi Tech Gets Top Ranking for Wild Images in Latest NIST Testing

Camvi Tech Gets Top Ranking for Wild Images in Latest NIST Testing

“…Wild Image recognition is generally considered the most challenging area for facial recognition technologies.” The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued the results of its latest Face Recognition Vendor Tests (FRVT), and Camvi‘s technology has come out on top in the category of Wild Image accuracy. It’s the category concerned with images…

NIST Awards $75M STESS Contract to Strativia

NIST Awards $75M STESS Contract to Strativia

“As for the work, it’s going to span a range of fields including critical infrastructure, environmental science, statistical modeling, IT for healthcare, and the development of biometric algorithms.” Maryland-based IT consultancy Strativia has won a $75 million contract to support the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s research activities. In announcing the agreement, Strativia called…

NIST Announces 2018 International Face Performance Conference

NIST Announces 2018 International Face Performance Conference

“…organizers are hoping to attract a wide range of speakers to deliver presentations on technical or policy matters, including things like demographic issues, image quality standardization, algorithm tests, and, of course, presentation attacks – an area of growing concern across the biometrics industry.” The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced its latest high-profile conference…

HID Global Fingerprint Solution Gets Perfect Score in iBeta’s PAD Testing

HID Global Fingerprint Solution Gets Perfect Score in iBeta’s PAD Testing

“Deployed globally, these fingerprint sensors authenticate billions of transactions annually.  They provide trust whenever they are used to validate a person’s identity to grant access, deliver services or distribute funds, because each time they ensure that fingerprint data is from a real person rather than a fake or stolen sample.” – Michael Chaudoin, VP Product Management…

NIST Lays Groundwork for New DNA Analysis Method

NIST Lays Groundwork for New DNA Analysis Method

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers are working on a new approach to DNA matching that could enhance the capabilities of forensic investigators. Jointly funded by NIST and the FBI, the research is aimed at moving beyond DNA profiling based on short tandem repeats, or STRs. This refers to a practice in which analysts…