Navigation Links
Smartcard Finger-Match Add-on for VeriFinger and MegaMatcher is Now Available for the Implementation of Biometric Fingerprint-on-Smartcard Verification Systems

VILNIUS, Lithuania, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurotechnologija, a provider of high-precision biometric identification technologies, today announced the availability of the Smartcard Finger-Match add-on for the company's VeriFinger and MegaMatcher fingerprint identification engines. Smartcard Finger-Match makes use of smartcard technology to store and verify biometric fingerprint information on the card itself, allowing individuals to maintain and protect their own information. Smartcard Finger-Match provides an extra level of security compared to either smart cards or fingerprint identification alone, and when coupled with Neurotechnologija's powerful VeriFinger or MegaMatcher fingerprint template generation algorithms, Smartcard Finger-Match provides the enhanced speed, accuracy and reliability required for high security applications such as passport and visa control, secured entry access, financial transactions and medical data access.

In a simple fingerprint scanning system, biometric information must be stored, retrieved and matched on the scanner side of the system. With the match-on-card technology of Smartcard Finger-Match, the original reference template of unique biometric information, in this case a fingerprint, is stored on the smartcard. The matching of fingerprint templates takes place in a microprocessor embedded in the card and personal biometric information does not transfer to an external computer as it would in a more basic template-on- card system. For example, when a subject is being screened, the subject's fingerprint is scanned using an external reader and the biometric features (also known as a candidate template) are passed to the smart card where the matching process against the reference template takes place. Only the final verification decision is passed back to the external reader. If the decision is positive then the user is provided access to the confidential information or services for which verification was required. Otherwise, the user may be allowed to retry scanning a fingerprint until it is authenticated.

Smartcard Finger-Match provides a number of advantages over simple smartcard or fingerprint identification systems, including:

-- Enhanced security - two-factor authentication checks both the validity

of the smartcard and the identity of the person presenting the card;

-- Privacy - the original template remains on the smartcard, providing a

safeguard against misuse of information or fraudulent scanning systems;

-- Integration - implementing the system will not require major overhauls

of existing infrastructure.

"The Smartcard Finger-Match add-on brings the speed and accuracy of our algorithms into the realm of smartcard technology, and we believe this extension of our products will be of interest to many of our customers worldwide," said Algimantas Malickas, CEO of Neurotechnologija.

The matching algorithm may be used on any smart card implementing the JavaCard 2.2.1 standard and having 20 KB of EEPROM and 1.6 KB of RAM (these cards are widely available). The add-on is developed utilizing a set of ISO/IEC standards (7816-3:2006, 7816-4:2005, 7816-11:2004, 19794-2:2005)

enabling interoperability with and easy integration into existing smart card and/or biometrical systems.

Sample applets included in the Add-On enable to perform verification on the card in 2 seconds. However algorithm can be configured to give priority to accuracy or speed and memory usage.

About Neurotechnologija

Neurotechnologija provides biometric fingerprint and face identification algorithms and software development products to security companies, system integrators and hardware manufacturers. More than 1000 system integrators and fingerprint sensor providers worldwide integrate Neurotechnologija's technologies into their own products.

Drawing from years of academic research in the fields of neuroinformatics, image processing and pattern recognition, Neurotechnologija was founded in 1990 in Vilnius, Lithuania and released its first fingerprint identification system in 1991. Since that time Neurotechnologija has released more than 30 products and version upgrades for identification and verification of personal identity. For more information, visit:

Media Contact:

Jennifer Allen Newton

Bluehouse Consulting Group, Inc.

503-805-7540 or

SOURCE Neurotechnologija
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology news :

1. A step toward the $1,000 personal genome using readily available lab equipment
2. Techniques available to detect soil that inhibits destructive soybean pest
3. Interactive 3-D atlas of mouse brain now available on web
4. Study suggests that publicly available genome data may contain small but significant errors
5. Scientists discover that widely available drug also helps fight kidney disease
6. Hopkins study suggests commercially available antibiotic may help fight dementia in HIV patients
7. Scientists discover new, readily available source of stem cells
8. Hospitalizations because of chicken pox down dramatically since implementation of vaccine
9. Computational verification of protein-protein interactions by orthologous co-expression
10. Open microfluidic and nanofluidic systems
11. Applied Biosystems Introduces Advanced Gene Expression Service Provider Program
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/3/2016)... 2016 Das DOTM ... Nepal hat ein 44 Millionen ... Kennzeichen, einschließlich Personalisierung, Registrierung und IT-Infrastruktur, an ... und Implementierung von Identitätsmanagementlösungen. Zahlreiche renommierte internationale ... teilgenommen, aber Decatur wurde als konformste und ...
(Date:6/1/2016)... , June 1, 2016 Favorable ... Election Administration and Criminal Identification to Boost Global Biometrics ... recently released TechSci Research report, " Global Biometrics Market ... Competition Forecast and Opportunities, 2011 - 2021", the global ... by 2021, on account of growing security concerns across ...
(Date:5/12/2016)... , May 12, 2016 ... just published the overview results from the Q1 wave ... the recent wave was consumers, receptivity to a program ... data with a health insurance company. "We ... to share," says Michael LaColla , CEO of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced positive ... its complement C3 inhibitor, APL-2. The trials were ... studies designed to assess the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics ... healthy adult volunteers. Forty subjects were ... dose (ranging from 45 to 1,440mg) or repeated ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 On ... session at 4,833.32, down 0.22%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average ... 500 closed at 2,085.45, down 0.17%. has initiated coverage ... INFI ), Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NKTR ), Aralez ... Inc. (NASDAQ: BIND ). Learn more about these ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Connecticut (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2016 , ... ... introduce a new line of intelligent tools designed, tuned and optimized exclusively for ... September 12–17 in Chicago. The result of a collaboration among several companies with ...
(Date:6/22/2016)... 22, 2016 Cell Applications, Inc. and ... to produce up to one billion human induced ... one week. These high-quality, consistent stem cells enable ... and spend more time doing meaningful, relevant research. ... high-volume manufacturing process that produces affordable, reliable HiPSC ...
Breaking Biology Technology: