Dermalog sets AFIS speed record
15 January 2014 16:49 GMT

AFIS speed record set

DERMALOG Identification Systems believes it has set a new world speed record in the identification of fingerprints.

The company's new system, known as "DERMALOG Next Generation AFIS", has been independently verified as being able to correctly identify the ten fingerprints of one individual within a second from a database of more than 129 million fingerprints.

SGS INSTITUT FRESENIUS tested the product and acknowledged that this combination of speed and accuracy is unique throughout the world.

Using an LF10 DERMALOG fingerprint livescanner, the ten fingerprints of one person were scanned and compared with a database of 100 million fingerprints representing 10 million people, each having ten fingerprints. This corresponds to the approximate population of Portugal or the Czech Republic, for example. From within this huge data pool, the ten scanned fingerprints were correctly identified within just 0.89 seconds on a standard blade server with twelve cores making it a world record without compromising the FAR and FRR rates.

The aim of the test was to prove that the DERMALOG system sacrificed none of its accuracy even when working at extremely high speed. The testers at SGS INSTITUT FRESENIUS have now confirmed that DERMALOG can matching 129,296,050 fingerprints per second on a blade server with 12 cores, which today is now a standard system.

Günther Mull, founder and Managing Director at DERMALOG, commented: "During the test everyone was identified correctly. There were no errors…The system is especially designed for use in conjunction with large-scale databases such as used at border checkpoints. That saves on long waiting times and enables speedy processing, with no errors in a second."

Dr. Bernd Grabe from SGS INSTITUT FRESENIUS commented on the test results saying "As the speed of fingerprint searching increases, the accuracy of the results is often reduced. But no loss in quality was observed with the "DERMALOG Next Generation AFIS" despite its extremely high speed. And what is more it uses standard hardware."