11 November, 2008
Suprema, a developer of fingerprint recognition technology, has announced that their algorithms for matching and extracting fingerprint data has outperformed the other matching algorithms and 23 of the extracting algorithms tested in the Minutiae Interoperability Exchange (MINEX) test performed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Their matching algorithm yielded a .23% false rate and their extracting yielded a .3% false rate in the testing.
The MINEX test checks performance of fingerprint recognition algorithms to NIST standards. A certification from MINEX is required for biometric systems to be accepted into the Personal Identification Verification program fro the federal government. Suprema plans to extend their algorithm into many of their existing fingerprint recognition products.