Powering biometric identification
NIST ELFT is the world reference benchmark for latent fingerprint and palm print identification. The benchmarked technology is used to identify latent fingerprints and latent palm prints found on crime scenes. Initial tests, carried out in October, showed that IDEMIA’s algorithms are the best to deliver accurate performance for fingerprint and palm print datasets.
The original tests evaluated the ability to match fingerprints using latent images, with or without forensic expert features such as minutiae¹. Complementary tests show the results using expert features only. They confirm that IDEMIA’s technology is the most effective and reliable for both fingerprint image-based and feature-based matches.
While crime scene latent fingerprint features are the most challenging as they are often incomplete or poor quality, IDEMIA confirms its significant outperformance in these tests, with 2 to 5 times less errors than the competitive algorithms, on most of the datasets. This cements IDEMIA as the leader in fingerprint technology while amplifying its fingerprint recognition expertise, even for the hardest fingerprints, and its world-class fingerprint technology research.
We are particularly proud of the results of these complementary tests. They illustrate IDEMIA’s ability to be consistently a leader offering the most accurate algorithms on both fingerprint and palm datasets. This is in line with our long-standing and ongoing pledge to provide law enforcement agencies with the very best systems on the market in their critical mission.
Jean-Christophe Fondeur, IDEMIA Chief Technology Officer
IDEMIA is truly committed to the highest level of technology to provide fast, accurate, and fair solutions. These ELFT results come on the heels of other high-ranking NIST benchmarks already achieved recently, further demonstrating IDEMIA’s technology leadership. The following awards speak to IDEMIA’s innovation and best-in-class solutions in security and public safety.
¹ Refers to specific plot points on a fingerprint that includes characteristics such as ridge bifurcation or ridge ending.
About us - As the leader in identity technologies, IDEMIA is on a mission to unlock the world and make it safer. Backed by cutting-edge R&D, IDEMIA provides unique technologies, underpinned by long-standing expertise in biometrics, cryptography, data analytics, systems and smart devices.
IDEMIA offers its public and private customers payment, connectivity, access control, travel, identity and public security solutions. Every day, around the world, IDEMIA secures billions of interactions in the physical and digital worlds.
With nearly 15,000 employees, IDEMIA is trusted by over 600 governmental organizations and more than 2,300 enterprises spread over 180 countries, with an impactful, ethical and socially responsible approach. For more information, visit www.idemia.com and follow @IDEMIAGroup on Twitter.
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