Release notes for MegaMatcher 12 line products

These release notes are relevant for the following products:

• MegaMatcher 12.0 Standard / Extended SDK
• VeriFinger 12.0 Standard / Extended SDK
• VeriLook 12.0 Standard / Extended SDK
• VeriEye 12.0 Standard / Extended SDK
• VeriSpeak 12.0 Standard / Extended SDK

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See also the list of release notes for previous versions.

September 28, 2020

Product revision number: 20200828
Product revision hash: df75555f0699e25bc84259d1db9ada9c3d914018

The first release of MegaMatcher 12.0 SDK line.

Algorithms:

  • Fingerprints:
    • NFIQ 2.0 support – NIST Finger Image Quality (NFIQ) is a standardized fingerprint image quality metric used to determine if samples are of acceptable quality to be used for recognition.
    • Finger presentation attack detection for rejecting templates extracting after scanning spoof fingers.
    • Finger slap image quality assessment to detect incorrectly scanned images, such as only finger tips present or wrong hand or thumbs in a 4-4-2 scenario.
  • Faces:
    • New generation face detection algorithm which allows wider face position tolerance as well as general enhancement to recognize faces with face masks.
    • New facial feature points detection algorithm is more accurate, especially in more difficult cases like non-frontal images, exaggerated facial expression or harsh lighting conditions.
    • New face recognition models introduced to provide higher matching accuracy.
  • Voiceprints: improved text-independent recognition.

New features:

  • Licensing high-availability – multiple license servers can be used in such way that when at least one license server is functioning properly, application using licenses will continue to work. Also, the solution takes care of lot of details, such as automatically retrying to reobtain licenses which became temporary unavailable

Updates and improvements:

  • Faster image reading. WSQ reading speed increased 3 times on PC and 2 times on ARM. TIFF image reading was optimized. Some other common cases were also optimized.
  • Java version was upgraded to Java 8 (previously was 6). JNA version upgraded to 5.5.
  • NVideoWriter was dropped (deprecated several years ago).
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