NEC touts its fingerprint technology

NEC says its technology for matching fingerprints achieved a top score in testing by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology.
By Richard Tomkins   |   Aug. 22, 2014 at 3:30 PM
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IRVING, Texas, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Fingerprint identification technology from NEC Corporation of America achieved top place in testing by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology.

The company said its system achieved a 99.47 percent success rate in matching prints in the Proprietary Fingerprint Template Test, which evaluated 120,000-subject datasets.

That score was more than 20 percent higher than that of a second place company's technology in one-finger and two-finger configurations.

"For more than 40 years, NEC has been developing fingerprint identification technologies as one of its key technologies for realizing a safe and secure society and has deployed systems based on these identification technologies in more than 40 countries around the world," said Raffie Beroukhim, the vice president of NEC Biometrics Solutions Division.

NEC said the technology used in the testing has been applied to its Hybrid Finger Identification Products, a solution that combines fingerprint and finger vein identification for even higher accuracy in print matching.

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