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Testing Confirms Dermalog Fingerprint Matching Speed of 3.6B Per Second

Testing Confirms Dermalog Fingerprint Matching Speed of 3.6B Per Second

Dermalog’s biometric fingerprint recognition technology is the fastest in the world, with the capability of matching 3.6 billion fingerprints per second, the company says. The announcement arrives thanks recent testing with SGS-TÜV, a Germany-based industrial testing and auditing organization, which confirmed the rapid matching speed claimed by Dermalog. The biometric technology was tested against the ISO/IEC…

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…

Novetta Weighs in on Amazon Rekognition’s Biometric Capabilities

Novetta Weighs in on Amazon Rekognition’s Biometric Capabilities

Novetta is weighing in on the facial recognition capabilities of Amazon Rekognition. Unveiled late last year, Amazon Rekognition is Amazon’s machine learning computer vision system, available through Amazon Web Services. Novetta, a government-focused consultancy and IT services firm that has also evaluated biometric technology from EyeLock, is now offering its assessment of Rekognition’s ability to…

Chinese Authorities Use Biometrics to Authenticate Students for ‘Gaokao’ Exams

Chinese Authorities Use Biometrics to Authenticate Students for ‘Gaokao’ Exams

Education authorities in China are using biometric recognition and other high-tech measures to catch cheaters in the country’s annual “gaokao” university entrance exams. As Reuters reports, performance in these exams is thought to be critical to getting on track for a high-end job, hence the temptation to cheat. Exam centers are now implementing metal detectors and…

NEXT Biometrics Completes Testing of New ASIC Chip

NEXT Biometrics Completes Testing of New ASIC Chip

NEXT Biometrics has completed testing of its A2 ASIC chip, which its CEO calls a “cornerstone” of the company’s strategy. NEXT says the ASIC chip has applications in smart cards, access control, and notebooks, and that the first order for the chip has already been placed. The company also says the chip could reduce costs…

Nebraska DMV to Implement MorphoTrust Tablet Testing

Nebraska DMV to Implement MorphoTrust Tablet Testing

MorphoTrust USA (Safran) is going to provide the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles with a tablet-based examination system for driver license testing. Called MorphoTrust RoadTest, the system is AAMVA- and FMCSA-compliant, and is designed to replace all paper-based driver license testing. MorphoTrust says the tablet itself is rugged yet lightweight, and it features handwriting recognition software…

NEC Biometric Tech Tops NIST Testing Again

NEC Biometric Tech Tops NIST Testing Again

Biometric technology company NEC Corporation has once again received top-ranking in a round of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) testing. The tests comprised NIST’s Fingerprint Vendor Technology Evaluation (abbreviated FpVTE 2012 or FpVTE). Competing against 18 other companies, NEC attained the top ranking in each of the FpVTE’s ten fingerprint identification tests, which looked…