August 31, 2015 08:00 ET

INNOVATRICS the First to Succeed in NIST MINEX III Test

BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA--(Marketwired - August 31, 2015) - INNOVATRICS became the first fingerprint technology company worldwide to successfully pass the Minutiae Interoperability Exchange (MINEX) III continuing test organized by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). According to NIST, INNOVATRICS has delivered one of the best test results in accuracy and interoperability out of all submissions.

MINEX III is one of the most relevant benchmarks in the industry, as it is used to establish compliance of fingerprint template generators and template matchers for the Personal Identity Verification Program (PIV) of the US Government. Superseding the widely established Ongoing MINEX benchmark, the test now encompasses a more technical set of criteria necessary to achieve full PIV compliance. Each submission is tested on a significantly larger dataset, which generates 2 million single finger templates and performs about 3 million single-finger matching operations per submission.

Achieving MINEX III compliance is often a mandatory requirement for worldwide public and private tenders that require fingerprint technology. The US Government mandates the use of only those fingerprint template generators and matchers that comply with the PIV program.

"At INNOVATRICS, we are very proud to have been the first company to pass the MINEX III testing criteria," explains Jan Lunter, Chief Technology Officer at INNOVATRICS. "Achieving one of the top positions in both interoperability and the native accuracy ranking shows our dedication to quality, innovation and furthering the field of biometrics and recognition technologies."

INNOVATRICS was the first vendor to achieve full PIV compliance in MINEX III while also ranking first in most of the main accuracy and interoperability criteria. The INNOVATRICS template generator was the most accurate out of all vendors in both the pooled 2 finger and native 1 finger rankings. The INNOVATRICS template matcher performed the best in the native 1 finger ranking where it placed first among all submissions.

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The fingerprint algorithm evaluated in the NIST MINEX III benchmark is included in INNOVATRICS AFIS and SDK products.

Headquartered in Bratislava, Slovakia, INNOVATRICS is an independent provider of biometric software solutions for identity management projects. INNOVATRICS has biometrically processed over 700 million people in more than 500 projects worldwide since the company's founding 11 years ago. With products ranging from large-scale Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS) through biometric Software Development Kits (SDKs) up to enrollment and mobile solutions, INNOVATRICS enables its partners to make the most out of fingerprints and other biometric modalities. The highest level of performance is guaranteed by the award-winning INNOVATRICS algorithm, promising speed and accuracy for projects of all sizes.

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