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World Record in Fingerprint Identification: DERMALOG Correctly Identifies 129 Million Fingerprints in one Second

HAMBURG, Germany, November 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

DERMALOG Identification Systems GmbH is Germany's largest biometrics manufacturer, and has set a new world record in the identification of fingerprints. The new system, known as "DERMALOG Next Generation AFIS", is capable of correctly identifying the ten fingerprints of one individual within a second from a database of more than 129 million fingerprints. The renowned international SGS INSTITUT FRESENIUS has tested the product and acknowledged that this combination of speed and accuracy is unique throughout the world.

Every fingerprint is unique and so is the new Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) from the biometrics manufacturer DERMALOG. It has achieved a new world record in the identification of fingerprints. The newly developed "DERMALOG Next Generation AFIS" proved its unique speed and accuracy at the test recently conducted by SGS INSTITUT FRESENIUS. Using an LF10 DERMALOG fingerprint livescanner, the ten fingerprints of one person were scanned and compared with a database of 100 million fingerprints representing 10 million people, each having ten fingerprints. This corresponds to the approximate population of Portugal or the Czech Republic, for example. From within this huge data pool, the ten scanned fingerprints were correctly identified within just 0.89 seconds on a standard blade server with twelve cores making it a world record without compromising the FAR and FRR rates.

The aim of the test was to prove that the DERMALOG system sacrificed none of its accuracy even when working at extremely high speed. The testers at SGS INSTITUT FRESENIUS have now confirmed that DERMALOG can achieve a quality of results never seen before in a search matching speed which is quite unique throughout the world involving the examination of 129,296,050 fingerprints per second on a blade server with 12 cores, which today is now a standard system. The new software is not only accurate and fast but also easy to install and requires no special hardware. It is suitable for standard PCs and standard blade servers such as are typically used today for data processing. This achievement has now set a new standard for speed and accuracy in fingerprint identification.

Günther Mull, founder and Managing Director at DERMALOG, is proud of the world record. "The result shows how accurately and fast our new software works," he says. "During the test everyone was identified correctly. There were no errors. And so our "Next Generation AFIS" has now set a new standard for speed and accuracy in fingerprint identification. The system is especially designed for use in conjunction with large-scale databases such as used at border checkpoints. That saves on long waiting times and enables speedy processing, with no errors in a second."

Dr. Bernd Grabe from SGS INSTITUT FRESENIUS commented on the test results saying "As the speed of fingerprint searching increases, the accuracy of the results is often reduced. But no loss in quality was observed with the "DERMALOG Next Generation AFIS" despite its extremely high speed. And what is more it uses standard hardware."

The new "DERMALOG Next Generation AFIS" software will be on show at the CARTES trade fair in Paris from 15th to 17th November 2011, and is available now for all existing and new DERMALOG customers.

DERMALOG Identification Systems GmbH, based in Hamburg, is the largest German biometrics manufacturer and one of the world leaders in biometrics. It has a high level team of scientists and IT knowledge team working continuously on new innovative products. Its product range includes highly advanced biometric border checkpoint systems, secure biometric ID cards, and the new "FingerPayment" system. The main sales markets are Germany, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia.

DERMALOG has supplied more than 20,000 fingerprint scanners to the national registration offices in Germany for the new electronic passports, ID cards and permanent resident´s cards, and has also supplied more than 50,000 finger scanners to national authorities in over 40 countries. The company has installed its AFIS (Automatic Fingerprint Identification System) at 60 government authorities throughout the world - they mostly use them to identify false or duplicated identities before issuing ID cards or passports. DERMALOG is also the technical partner in the REWE Group's project for fast, secure payment by fingerprint, and the partner of Wincor-Nixdorf in fitting cash machines, ATMs with finger scanners ("Finger instead of PIN number"). For further information, please visit the website

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