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NIST Points to Final Automation Hurdle in N2N Results Report

NIST Points to Final Automation Hurdle in N2N Results Report

The ability to capture high-quality, rolled fingerprints is within reach, according to a new National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) report on the recent N2N Challenge. Entitled “Nail to Nail Fingerprint Challenge: Prize Analysis”, the report details the results of the IARPA-sponsored competition involving groups from the biometric tech industry as well as academia.…

NEC Iris Tech Proves Most Accurate in NIST Testing

NEC Iris Tech Proves Most Accurate in NIST Testing

“NEC’s solution attained a matching accuracy of 99.33 percent for near-infrared images, with the company asserting in a statement that its solution demonstrated ‘highly precise feature extraction, matching and advanced noise reduction.’” NEC technology attained the highest accuracy ranking in the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s recent Iris Exchange (IREX) IX evaluations, the company…

Neurotechnology’s Iris Algorithm Speeds Ahead of Competition in NIST Testing

Neurotechnology’s Iris Algorithm Speeds Ahead of Competition in NIST Testing

Neurotechnology is celebrating the achievements of its iris recognition algorithm software in the latest round of the testing from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. NIST Iris Exchange (or ‘IREX’) IX saw Neurotechnology’s algorithm attain the second best accuracy and the fastest matching speeds of the 46 solutions tested. Offering some further perspective on…

Mentalix Gets JPEG 2000 Certification for J2K API Toolkit

Mentalix Gets JPEG 2000 Certification for J2K API Toolkit

Texas-based fingerprint solutions specialist Mentalix has become one of the first companies to get certification through the NIST Special Publication 500-300. The certification process concerns the JPEG 2000 Codec standard, which covers 1000 ppi compression in imaging; it also ensures compliance with NIST Special Publication 500-289 standards for JPEG 2000 compression in operational environments. Previously,…

CyberCore Looks to BIO-key Tech for NIST Compliance

CyberCore Looks to BIO-key Tech for NIST Compliance

“[BIO-key’s] solution is designed to integrate with Microsoft Active Directory to enable multi-factor biometric authentication, and it’s compliant with the NIST 800-171 standard.” CyberCore Technologies is BIO-key‘s latest client. The company will integrate BIO-key’s ID Director for Windows into its solutions portfolio. CyberCore specializes in providing value added services to the commercial and government sectors,…

Yitu Face Matching Takes First Place in Four NIST FRVT Categories

Yitu Face Matching Takes First Place in Four NIST FRVT Categories

China-based Yitu Technology has won first place in four categories of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT), the company has announced. The company’s biometric facial recognition software was found to be 95.5 percent accurate — a full two percent higher than the technology of its nearest rival, Russia-based Vocord.…

Machine Learning Algorithm Could Tell Investigators Whether a Fingerprint is Useful

Machine Learning Algorithm Could Tell Investigators Whether a Fingerprint is Useful

Scientists with the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Michigan State University say they have engineered a new algorithm that could eliminate the need for humans to perform a key step in fingerprint analysis, and thereby reduce human error in forensic investigations. The algorithm tackles the first step in an investigation of latent fingerprints…

NIST Report Outlines Limits of Facial Recognition on Video, and How to Push Them

NIST Report Outlines Limits of Facial Recognition on Video, and How to Push Them

Facial recognition technology is more advanced than ever, but there’s still room for improvement, suggests a new report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The interagency report is an assessment of NIST’s recent Face in Video Evaluation (FIVE) testing, which assessed facial recognition technologies designed to monitor video surveillance feeds. The report finds…

NEC Gets Top Ranking in Latest NIST Facial Recognition Test

NEC Gets Top Ranking in Latest NIST Facial Recognition Test

NEC’s facial recognition technology has once again come in first in National Institute of Standards and Technology testing. The company’s technology attained the top ranking in NIST’s most recent Face in Video Evaluation, or FIVE, testing, which assesses the performance of technologies designed to capture in real time the facial biometrics of walking subjects. In…

NIST Announces Facial Recognition Testing Program

NIST Announces Facial Recognition Testing Program

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has announced a new facial recognition testing program. The Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) allows developers to have their biometric systems formally tested by NIST, an organization already well respected for its rigorous testing of fingerprint recognition systems. And unlike previous NIST evaluation programs, the FRVT will be…

Innovatrics Algorithm Tops Accuracy Ranking in NIST PFT II Test

Innovatrics Algorithm Tops Accuracy Ranking in NIST PFT II Test

Innovatrics has come out on top in the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Proprietary Fingerprint Template Evaluation II (PFT II) test, the company has announced. The test is meant to assess the accuracy of the algorithms used in the end stages of fingerprint matching, and Innovatrics’ software has achieved a top ranking in accuracy…

Neurotechnology’s Smart Card Solution Passes MINEX III Test

Neurotechnology’s Smart Card Solution Passes MINEX III Test

Lithuania-based biometrics specialist Neurotechnology has put its MegaMatcher On Card algorithm through a major test. The algorithm software was submitting to the National Institute for Standards and Technology’s Minutiae Interoperability Exchange (MINEX) III evaluation, and it “successfully passed all the mandatory steps of the evaluation protocol,” according to a statement from Neurotechnology. That means the…

Small Businesses Need Digital Security, Too: NIST

Small Businesses Need Digital Security, Too: NIST

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is reaching out to small business owners to help them improve their digital security with a new guidebook entitled ‘Small Business Information Security: The Fundamentals’. In a statement, the document’s co-author, Pat Toth, explained that while many small business operators “think that cybersecurity is too expensive or difficult”,…

NIST Outlines Improvements to Digital Authentication Guideline

NIST Outlines Improvements to Digital Authentication Guideline

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a big update to Special Publication 800-63, its Digital Authentication Guideline, reports Federal News Radio. Speaking at the Symantec Government Symposium in Washington this week, NIST National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace Deputy Director Michael Garcia reflected on NIST’s evolution over the last ten…

NSTIC Announces Six New Projects

NSTIC Announces Six New Projects

The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), a division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, has announced six new initiatives to promote identity security. One project will see the development of a new registration and authentication system for the Florida Department of Revenue’s Child Support Program, while another aims to create…

Sciometrics to Help NIST with Contactless Fingerprint Scanning Standards

Sciometrics to Help NIST with Contactless Fingerprint Scanning Standards

Virginia-based Sciometrics has partnered with the National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST) to help the agency develop standards for contactless fingerprint scanning. The partnership appears to be a response to the NIST’s call for collaboration in the late summer of 2015. NIST is one of the most important standards bodies for biometric technologies, and works…

id3’s Match-On-Card Solution Attains MINEX III Compliance

id3’s Match-On-Card Solution Attains MINEX III Compliance

Biometric identity solutions provider id3 Technologies has achieved MINEX III compliance for its smart card fingerprint scanner solution, the company has announced. The Minutiae Interoperability Exchange (MINEX) III test is run by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and is designed to assess fingerprint identification technologies with respect to the US government’s Personal Identity…

Hoyos Labs Heeds NIST Call for Contactless Fingerprint Collaboration

Hoyos Labs Heeds NIST Call for Contactless Fingerprint Collaboration

Biometric security specialist Hoyos Labs has teamed up with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to improve government testing of contactless fingerprint scanning technology. The Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) is the product of NIST’s call for private sector collaboration in its efforts to improve the technology’s standards and evaluation. While NIST…

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