Neurotechnology has announced the release of MegaMatcher 4.4 multi-biometric technology for large-scale applications and updates to its entire line of biometric Software Development Kits (SDKs) for fingerprint, iris, voice, face and multi-biometric identification. Neurotechnology also released updates to its similar line of SDKs specially designed for the development of embedded biometric systems for smartphones, tablets and other devices.
Product updates include: VeriFinger 6.6 for fingerprint identification, VeriSpeak 1.2 for voice identification, VeriLook 5.3 for facial identification and VeriEye 2.6 for iris identification. MegaMatcher 4.4 includes all of these latest individual biometric algorithms, plus palmprint identification, to enable the development of fast, accurate large-scale multi-biometric solutions using any combination of fingerprint, face, iris, voice or palm biometrics. VeriLook Surveillance 2.2 for facial identification from surveillance camera video was also released today.
Neurotechnology’s identification algorithms are used in millions of biometric system installations around the world and have consistently earned the highest honors in some of the industry’s most rigorous competitions.
“We are continuously working on improving our technologies and products,” said Irmantas Naujikas, director of business development for Neurotechnology. “These latest updates include features and improvements that will help our customers use our technologies in a wider range of applications and implement them more quickly and easily.”
The new releases provide a number of enhancements that improve accuracy and usability for both biometric system developers and end-users, most notably:
* VeriFinger 6.6 comes with improved fingerprint segmentation for increased accuracy of all fingerprint scans, including scans from paper, and provides improved identification and verification.
* VeriLook 5.3 now detects 68 predefined facial feature points and includes gender classification from face images – a feature that is also included in the updated VeriLook Surveillance 2.2 SDK.
* VeriSpeak 1.2 for voice identification includes new voice activity detection. This improves recognition accuracy and makes VeriSpeak suitable for use in real-time online audio processing, as the application can listen constantly and react as soon as voice recognition is completed.
MegaMatcher technology is used in a wide variety of biometric solutions worldwide for national-scale projects, including border control, passport and visa documentation, election control, criminal investigations, duplicate searches in large-scale databases and a range of other government and commercial applications. The MegaMatcher fingerprint recognition algorithm is NIST MINEX-compliant for use in US Government Personal Identity Verification (PIV) program fingerprint recognition applications and it supports most biometric industry standards.