IB and Sciometrics will work together with industry experts to help define the standards for contactless platforms offering interoperability with legacy databases created with traditional scanners.
FREMONT, CA: Integrated Biometrics (IB), the world leader in mobile FBI-certified biometric fingerprint scanners, announced the signing of a strategic development alliance with Sciometrics, LLC to provide advanced touchless technology that enables developers to turn smartphones into high-resolution biometric devices. The alliance reflects IB's commitment to providing leadership in fingerprint collection technology to the industry and is the culmination of years of joint efforts to develop such technology.
The announcement expands IB's reach as the global leader in FBI-certified fingerprint scanners in the evolving arena of high-resolution contactless fingerprint identity. IB and Sciometrics will work together with industry experts to help define the standards for contactless platforms offering interoperability with legacy databases created with traditional scanners. SlapshotTM touchless biometrics API is the first of many contactless offerings that IB will bring to the market as a result of the collaborative alliance with Sciometrics.
"As a leader in the FBI-certified biometrics scanner space, IB sees contactless fingerprint identity as an emerging and exciting modality," said Steve Thies, CEO of Integrated Biometrics. "We believe our collaboration with Sciometrics with its world-class algorithms will provide our customers globally the ability to expand their identity capabilities using their fleets of smartphones."
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has already issued a Best Practices Recommendation (NIST Special Publication 500-334) on using mobile device biometrics to create contactless biometric records to search against existing legacy fingerprint databases. This document was created to encourage the evaluation of this emerging technology, leading to the establishment of an FBI standard for search-only contactless fingerprint image quality requirements.
"I can't think of a better partner than IB to provide global reach and collaborative expertise in the fingerprint market. The broad usage of IB products and the prestige of the IB brand will open doors around the world," said Mark Walch, President of Sciometrics. "This strategic development agreement speaks to IB's commitment to add the best contactless identity to their portfolio, and to supporting their customers with legacy contact databases as the technology advances."