Fingerprint identification for stand-alone or Web solutions
VeriFinger is a fingerprint identification technology designed for biometric systems developers and integrators. The technology assures system performance with fast, reliable fingerprint matching in 1-to-1 and 1-to-many modes.
Available as a software development kit that allows development of stand-alone and Web-based solutions on Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, iOS and Android platforms.
Features and Capabilities
- 1500+ end-user product brands in 100+ countries used the VeriFinger algorithm over the past 18 years.
- Full NIST MINEX compliance, FpVTE and FVC awards since 2000.
- Rolled and flat fingerprint matching that is tolerant to fingerprint translation, rotation and deformation.
- Compact fingerprint template and unlimited database size.
- Available as multiplatform SDK that supports multiple scanners and multiple programming languages.
- Reasonable prices, flexible licensing and free customer support.
In 1998 Neurotechnology developed VeriFinger, a fingerprint identification technology designed for biometric system integrators. Since that time, Neurotechnology has released more than 10 major and minor versions of the VeriFinger, providing most powerful fingerprint recognition algorithms to date. Numerous awards in competitions and technology evaluations, including FVC and FpVTE, have been received by VeriFinger.
The VeriFinger algorithm follows the commonly accepted fingerprint identification scheme, which uses a set of specific fingerprint points (minutiae) along with a number of proprietary algorithmic solutions that enhance system performance and reliability. Some are listed below:
- Rolled and flat fingerprints matching. The VeriFinger algorithm matches flat-to-rolled, flat-to-flat or rolled-to-rolled fingerprints with a high degree of reliability and accuracy, as it is tolerant to fingerprint deformations. Rolled fingerprints have much bigger deformation due to the specific scanning technique (rolling from nail to nail) than those scanned using the "flat" technique. Conventional "flat" fingerprint identification algorithms usually perform matching between flat and rolled fingerprints less reliably due to the mentioned deformations of rolled fingerprints.
- Tolerance to fingerprint translation, rotation and deformation. VeriFinger's proprietary fingerprint template matching algorithm is able to identify fingerprints even if they are rotated, translated, deformed and have only 5 - 7 similar minutiae (usually fingerprints of the same finger have 20 - 40 similar minutiae) and matches up to 40,000 flat fingerprints per second (see technical specifications for more details).
- Identification capability. VeriFinger functions can be used in 1-to-1 matching (verification), as well as 1-to-many mode (identification).
- Image quality determination. VeriFinger is able to ensure that only the best quality fingerprint template will be stored into database by using fingerprint image quality determination during enrollment.
- Adaptive image filtration. This algorithm eliminates noises, ridge ruptures and stuck ridges for reliable minutiae extraction – even from poor quality fingerprints – with a processing time of 0.6 seconds. A screenshot of the VeriFinger demo application shows an initial flat fingerprint image (left window), and the same image after the noise filtering and processing by VeriFinger (right window), with minutiae positions and directions marked by red circles and lines.
- Features generalization mode. This fingerprint enrollment mode generates the collection of generalized fingerprint features from a set of fingerprints of the same finger. Each fingerprint image is processed and features are extracted. Then the features collection set is analyzed and combined into a single generalized features collection, which is written to the database. This way, the enrolled features are more reliable and the fingerprint recognition quality considerably increases.
- Compact fingerprint template. VeriFinger allows to configure the number and size of fingerprint features in a fingerprint template. Combined with unlimited database size, this capability allows to optimize target system size and performance.
- Scanner-specific algorithm optimizations. VeriFinger 9.0 includes algorithm modes that help to achieve better results for the supported fingerprint scanners.