BioEnable notches up FVC win
Indian biometric firm BioEnable Technologies has won first place in the international Fingerprint Verification Competition (FVC).
According to the firm, a subset of fingerprint impressions acquired with various sensors was provided to registered participants, to allow them to adjust the parameters of their algorithms. Participants were requested to provide enrol and match executable files of their algorithms.
It says: “The target database used as a test-bed for the verification process was compiled from extremely low quality fingerprints. Average Equal Error Rate (EER) was 1.089%, which is better than the previously first ranked record of 1.103%.”
EER is the matching point of the False Acceptance Rate (FAR) and False Rejection Rate (FRR); in calculating the result, the lower the score, the higher the degree of accuracy.
BioEnable has offered biometric technologies for the past 10 years and supplies fingerprint systems for a number of applications including government projects in India. The company says it has worked with different state governments in the country, supplying fingerprint scanners for projects such as digitising land records as well as fingerprint-based driving licences.