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New FaceTec White Paper Highlights Importance of Anti-Spoofing Standards

New FaceTec White Paper Highlights Importance of Anti-Spoofing Standards

“It comprehensively lays out the growing proliferation of biometric security, the serious risks that presentation attacks pose, and the consequent importance of independent, accredited industry testing…” Toward the end of this summer, FaceTec‘s ZoOm 3D Face Login authentication solution became the first in the world to attain Level 1 certification in iBeta’s Presentation Attack Detection…

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…

IARPA Announces Facial Recognition Fusion Challenge

IARPA Announces Facial Recognition Fusion Challenge

“The challenge is open to domestic and international interests from industry and academia, and will offer cash prizes to the most effective solutions…” The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), a division of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, has announced another industry challenge in a bid to push the state of the…

Experian Maintains Biometric Focus with Acuant Partnership

Experian Maintains Biometric Focus with Acuant Partnership

Experian is bringing yet more biometric capabilities to its CrossCore anti-fraud platform, thanks to a new partnership with Acuant. The latter is bringing to the table its AssureID solution, which combines document reading with facial recognition in order to match end users against their government-issued IDs. In a statement announcing the partnership, the companies suggested…

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…

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