Morpho places first in ongoing NIST fingerprint evaluation
18 November 2014 11:34 GMT

MINEX tests are ongoing evaluations used to provide measurements of performance and interoperability for users, vendors and interested parties.

Biometric solutions firm Morpho has announced that its fingerprint matching technology came first in the most recent Minutiae Interoperability Exchange Test (MINEX) organised by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Morpho ranked first in three categories of the ongoing evaluation of the INCITS 378 fingerprint template. The test is used to provide measurements of performance and interoperability of template encoding and matching capabilities for users, vendors and interested parties.

Morpho came first in template interoperability, matcher interoperability and in fingerprint matching accuracy using Morpho templates and matching algorithms, said the firm.

“The results of Morpho's continuing R&D investments are apparent in these tests and in our growing list of worldwide customers who choose security as their top priority," said Celeste Thomasson, CEO of the US company MorphoTrak.

Last week, Lithuanian biometrics firm Neurotechnology said the latest version of its fingerprint matching algorithm had achieved second place in the ongoing MINEX evaluations organized by NIST.

The MINEX test is often a mandatory requirement in public tenders in the United States. It also establishes compliance for template encoders and matchers for the United States Government's Personal Identity Verification program.