Biometric test platform goes open source
07 March 2016 11:45 GMT

The Switzerland-based Idiap Research Institute revealed that a biometric testing platform it has developed has gone open source.

Following four years of development, the BEAT platform is now available for download as an open-source project, under the Affero GNU GPL version 3.

The goal of BEAT is to propose a framework of standard operational evaluations for biometric technologies. The BEAT platform is a European computing e-infrastructure for Open Science proposing a solution for open access, scientific information sharing and re-use including data and source code while protecting privacy and confidentiality.

Idiap says this will be achieved by developing an online and open platform to transparently and independently evaluate biometric systems against validated benchmarks, through the design protocols and tools for vulnerability analysis, and the development of standardisation documents for Common Criteria evaluations.

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