Release notes

These release notes are relevant for the following products:

• MegaMatcher 12.x Standard / Extended SDK
• VeriFinger 12.x Standard / Extended SDK
• VeriLook 12.x Standard / Extended SDK
• VeriEye 12.x Standard / Extended SDK
• VeriSpeak 12.x Standard / Extended SDK

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See also the list of release notes for previous versions.

January 19, 2021

Product revision number: 20201111
Product revision hash: 414d47a2a5619dcac90ccbb6c6a9f59cc79c653e
The first release of MegaMatcher 12.1 SDK line.

Algorithms:

  • Fingerprints:
    • Special fingerprint matching mode for the cases when some fingerprint records have incorrect resolution.
    • Fingerprint segmenter algorithm updated to improve handling of complex segmentation cases.
  • Faces:
    • Face liveness detection from a single frame added.
    • Face mask detection accuracy improved.
    • Facial feature point detection algorithm accuracy improved.
    • Updated face liveness algorithm including passive and active modes and better blink detection.
  • General:
    • Extraction algorithm performance greatly improved on Android, iOS and ARM Linux platforms.

New features:

  • Added possibility to connect to MegaMatcher ABIS server using NBiometricClient. This allows easy migration of applications which were created to perform operations locally or communicate with MegaMatcher Accelerator. Abis Samples for all programming languages demonstrate this functionality in practice.
  • Quality checks can now be disabled for a specific biometric modality by setting a parameter value. Previously the biometric template extraction algorithms by default performed quality checks and rejected poor quality biometric data. However, in some scenarios rescanning or rejecting data was not an option.
  • WebP image format support added.

Fixes:

  • Fixed a bug in fingerprint segmenter, which caused assigning unknown position if number of fingers is not as expected.
  • Fixed the issue with facial feature points "jumping" between frames when processing video stream.
  • Fixed issues in voices text dependent extraction.
  • Fixed memory leak in voice extractor.
  • Fixed licensing support for Android 11.
  • Fixed Lumidigm 32 bit dll loading error.
  • Fixed issue with Suprema Bio Mini SFR-410 device instantly capturing even with no finger on.
  • Fixed the bug with duplicate SecuGen libraries loading.

Updates and improvements:

  • Greatly improved face quality checking. Added new quality check failure status to indicate face covered with mask.
  • WSQ 3.1 certification passed by Neurotechnology in 2021-01 on all supported platforms.
  • Finger liveness parameters named in consistent pattern with face liveness instead of the previous misleading name.
  • Integrated iMD GF601BM fingerprint module support.
  • Updated Suprema RealScan SDK to version 1.8.7.6 with some small tweaks.
  • Updated Jenetrics SDK to version 2.19.0.539 which fixes support for older CPUs.
  • Updated HID Lumidigm device module to use the latest vendor SDK. New devices are now supported.
  • Added SocketTimeout custom parameter to Futronic EthernetFam.

November 11, 2020

Product revision number: 20201111
Product revision hash: 414d47a2a5619dcac90ccbb6c6a9f59cc79c653e

New features:

  • Added Android Bluetooth sample.
  • Added spoof support and smear detection for Integrated Biometrics scanners on Microsoft Windows.

Fixes:

  • Fixed a bug related to face extraction from stream operation which could never finish with bad quality input.
  • Fixed an issue with outside image bounds face detection.
  • Fixed an issue with Nfiq2.framework signing for macOS.
  • Fixed issues with license deactivation on older Android devices.
  • Fixed a number of bugs and issues in the iOS biometric sample.
  • Fixed a bug related to Upek (and other DigitalPersona) device capture on Windows and Linux.
  • Fixed an issue with Integrated Biometrics automatic scan after manual.
  • Fixed an issue supported device list in algorithm demo.

Updates and improvements:

  • Improved fingerprint segmentation.
  • Better "main" face selection when multiple faces are present in image. Criteria include face quality, face size, face centerness.
  • Optimized NImage creation from bitmap on Android.
  • Added support for iMD SF202 and SF302GM fingerprint sensors.
  • Added support for NextBiometrics NB-65200 fingerprint module.
  • Added support for Thales Cogent CSD101i (aka Green Bit CSD101i) on Windows.
  • Added support for Suprema RealScan FC palmprint scanner.
  • IrisId major stability rework.
  • Added Futronic scanners support for Android 10/11.
  • MobotixThermal camera can be added through the configuration file.
  • Faster capturing on Aratek BM series devices.

September 28, 2020

Product revision number: 20200928
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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