Navigation Links
DigitalPersona Open Sources New FingerJetFX Biometrics Technology for Mobile Devices, PCs and Servers

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., and PARIS Nov. 15, 2011  /PRNewswire/ -- DigitalPersona, Inc., a global provider of authentication and endpoint protection solutions, today announced at the CARTES & IDentification 2011 conference in Paris, France, that the company has open sourced its new MINEX-certified FingerJetFX™ fingerprint feature extraction technology. FingerJetFX, Open Source Edition (OSE), is free, portable software that device manufacturers and application developers can use to convert bulky fingerprint images into small, mathematical representations called fingerprint "templates" for efficient storage or comparison. Full source code is available from and is designed for use across a wide range of platforms and operating systems. The software has been released under the Lesser GNU Public License (LGPL), giving developers the flexibility to adapt the extractor to their particular platforms and applications. DigitalPersona® is also offering a separate commercially-licensed version that adds fast fingerprint matching for both identification and verification while still running in a small amount of memory.

International standards for fingerprint data formats enable applications to exchange biometric data across a wide range of devices, databases and applications – but only if the underlying fingerprint data is consistently and accurately obtained. FingerJetFX fills this gap. It can be embedded into chips, fingerprint sensors and mobile devices, or run on PCs and large database servers, providing uniform biometric data that can be used with any standards-based fingerprint matching engine. With FingerJetFX, solution providers, from mobile device manufacturers to national ID program integrators, can more reliably mix and match fingerprint-enabled hardware and backend biometric software from multiple vendors.

FingerJetFX is both fast and compact, requiring approximately 128KB of code space and 128KB of data space. Based on DigitalPersona technology that has been used on millions of devices, FingerJetFX can run on 32-bit and 64-bit CPUs as well as 32-bit microcontrollers, and does not require any special hardware such as DSPs or floating point. FingerJetFX is written in self-contained C++ and is designed to run on Linux, Android, Windows, Windows CE, real-time operating systems and even embedded systems without an OS. FingerJetFX is device-independent and can be used with simple 8 bits-per-pixel grayscale image data from any brand of fingerprint sensor or fingerprint image database. It meets and exceeds the PIV requirements for fingerprint template interoperability and is compliant with NIST's MINEX Ongoing Test (see, SDK 3F).

"Quality and consistency of biometric data are becoming critical for new generations of fingerprint-enabled systems, from the smallest embedded devices to the largest database servers" said Jim Fulton, vice president of DigitalPersona. "With FingerJetFX, DigitalPersona is giving integrators and solution providers around the world a way to close a potential gap in their biometric systems before it creates problems that could undermine their success. By offering both open source and commercially-licensed options, we're giving businesses, governments and other organizations the flexibility they need to address this growing issue."

About DigitalPersona

DigitalPersona, Inc. is a global provider of strong authentication and endpoint protection solutions that close the gap between people and security for enterprises, government agencies and commercial embedded-solution developers. The company's fingerprint biometrics technology helps organizations prevent fraud and increase accountability; it is incorporated into multiple national voting systems, almost all brands of biometrically-enabled point-of-sale (POS) stations, as well as many commercial applications in the retail, healthcare, and financial industries. DigitalPersona's data and access protection software is shipped by computer manufacturers on millions of notebooks and desktop computers per year; its cloud- and Active Directory-managed solutions for full disk encryption, multi-factor/strong authentication and single sign-on (SSO) password management simplify compliance and cut IT costs. For more information contact DigitalPersona, Inc. at: +1 650.474.4000, or visit

© 2011 DigitalPersona, Inc. All rights reserved. DigitalPersona®, U.are.U® and FingerJetFX™ are registered trademarks or trademarks of DigitalPersona, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

SOURCE DigitalPersona, Inc.
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology news :

1. DigitalPersona Places Identity Protection at Peoples Fingertips
2. One of the Largest Wendys(R) Franchisees, Tar Heel Capital, Reduces Fraud and Slashes Costs with DigitalPersona
3. NCR Embeds DigitalPersona U.are.U(R) 4500HD Fingerprint Sensor in New NCR RealPOS(TM) 70XRT Point-of-Sale Workstations
4. City of Winter Park Looks to DigitalPersona Software for Stronger Security and CJIS Compliance
5. Panasonic Offers U.are.U(R) Fingerprint Sensor From DigitalPersona on Stingray JS-950 Point-of-Sale Workstations
6. DigitalPersona Announces Windows 7 Support for Its Enterprise, Developer and Consumer Products
7. WAND Point-of-Sale Solutions Integrate U.are.U(R) Fingerprint Biometrics From DigitalPersona for Quick-Service Restaurants
8. DigitalPersona to Speak at Dallas SecureWorld Expo
9. Retail Anywhere Adds U.are.U Biometrics From DigitalPersona to Flagship Point of Sale Solution
10. WAND Point-of-Sale Solutions Integrate U.are.U(R) Fingerprint Biometrics From DigitalPersona for Quick-Service Restaurants
11. Picis ED PulseCheck Increases Security and Privacy Protection in Nearly 150 Hospitals Through the Use of DigitalPersona Biometrics
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/17/2015)... , November 17, 2015 ... au 19 novembre  2015.  --> Paris ... --> DERMALOG, le leader de l,innovation biométrique, ... la fois passeports et empreintes sur la même surface ... les passeports et l,autre pour les empreintes digitales. Désormais, ...
(Date:11/12/2015)... CAMBRIDGE, Mass. , Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard for use ... chemical discovery information management tools. The partnership will ... share both biological and chemical research information internally ... tools will be used for managing the Institute,s ...
(Date:11/9/2015)... , Nov. 09, 2015 ... addition of the "Global Law Enforcement ... offering. --> ) has ... Law Enforcement Biometrics Market 2015-2019" report ... and Markets ( ) has announced ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:11/30/2015)... Md. , Nov. 30, 2015 ... development company committed to the fostering and monetization ... the current and prospective initiatives designed to create ... Chief Executive Officer of Spherix. "Based on published ... future licensees exceeds $50 billion and Spherix will ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... , Nov. 30, 2015  Champions Oncology, Inc. (CSBR), ... services to personalize the development and use of oncology ... Executive Officer, will be presenting at the LD MICRO ... Pacific Standard Time (PST).  The conference, held at the ... Angeles, CA , will feature 200 small/micro-cap companies ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... 30, 2015 TapImmune, Inc. ... of innovative peptide and gene-based immunotherapeutics and vaccines for ... it will be presenting at the 8 th ... at 2.30 PM PT. Dr. John N. Bonfiglio ... be giving the presentation and will join TapImmune management ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... , Nov. 30, 2015  Aytu BioScience, Inc. (OTCQB: ... and related conditions, will present at two upcoming investor ... an interactive real-time virtual conference, to be held December ... Conference, to be held December 2 nd & ... and streamed live via webcast. ...
Breaking Biology Technology: