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:10/26/2015)... PALO ALTO, Calif. and LAS ... – Nok Nok Labs , an innovator in ... FIDO Alliance , today announced the launch of its ... the first unified platform enabling organizations to use standards-based ... authentication. The Nok Nok S3 Authentication Suite is ideal ...
(Date:10/23/2015)... Oct. 23, 2015 Research and Markets ( ... "Global Voice Recognition Biometrics Market 2015-2019" report to ... --> The global voice recognition biometrics market to ... --> --> The ... prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs ...
(Date:10/22/2015)...  Aware, Inc. (NASDAQ: AWRE ), a leading supplier of ... quarter ended September 30, 2015.  --> ... $4.0 million, a decrease of 33% compared to $6.0 million in ... of 2015 was $2.2 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, which ... same period a year ago.  --> ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:11/24/2015)... Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Aeterna Zentaris Inc. ... that the remaining 11,000 post-share consolidation (or 1,100,000 ... (the "Series B Warrants") subject to the previously ... November 23, 2015, which will result in the ... effect to the issuance of such shares, there ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... In harsh ... Insertion points for in-line sensors can represent a weak spot where leaking process ... series of retractable sensor housings , which are designed to tolerate extreme process ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... Creation Technologies would like to ... Deloitte's 2015 Technology Fast 500 list of the fastest growing companies in North ... II medical device that speeds up orthodontic tooth movement by as much as ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... Capricor Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... development and commercialization of first-in-class therapeutics, today announced that ... scheduled to present at the 2015 Piper Jaffray Healthcare ... at The Lotte New York Palace Hotel in ... . --> . ...
Breaking Biology Technology: