IDEMIA, the world leader in augmented identity, is celebrating the strong performance attributed to its MorphoWave fingerprint technology in May of this year after a NIST testing. The National Institute of Standards and Technology – NIST examined and revealed the results of a Contactless-to-Contact Fingerprint Capture, nevertheless the six contactless devices tested were not named.
The MorphoWave technology has beaten the other solutions in almost every category, it includes:
1/ Matching Rate; 2/ Image Capture Sample Rate; 3/ Minutia Similarity;
The test itself aimed to measure and compare contactless fingerprint solutions to more traditional contact-based technologies. In the end the comparison would show if those contactless options could be used in legacy fingerprint databases.
In the analysis of the results, it was proven that the contactless fingerprint tech’s accuracy was comparable to contact-based tech when scanning multiple prints. Also, the contactless solutions have low rates of FAR – False Acceptance Rate or if preferred, False positive matches. Still, the more traditional contact-based solutions were more accurate then contactless solutions when scanning one single print.
In the study’s regard, contactless device such as the MorphoWave could be used with existing databases. The old databases in organizations and companies do not need to be erased or discarded when using the new contactless technology. The interoperability between contact and contactless technologies is possible and IDEMIA notes that it is crucial since the onset of COVID-19, as many companies are migrating to contactless scanner in order to avoid a shared reader, which is more sanitary.
“We are delighted to see contactless fingerprint capture that is on the cusp of matching contact-based accuracy,” said IDEMIA CTO Jean-Christophe Fondeur. “Our MorphoWave Compact will seamlessly raise hygiene standards in a vast array of environments including corporate offices, stores, airports, theme parks and leisure and entertainment venues.”
MorphoWave Compact scanner has gained multiple new customers in the past few months. The sensor has been being installed in many condominiums and buildings in São Paulo, and at the Digital Garage in Tokyo.