NEC Corporation has bagged the top position for matching accuracy in the Proprietary Fingerprint Template Test (PFT II) organized by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to measure performance of fingerprint matching software by utilizing vendor proprietary fingerprint templates. The test calculated one-to-one verification matching accuracy against 120,000-subject datasets consisting of a wide range of fingerprint data collected for official uses.
NEC grabbed the first position by securing 99.47% accuracy with the help of the NEC’s technology. The company succeeded in matching perfectly even at low-quality fingerprints used for the NIST tests, which usually resulted in matching errors when using previous technologies, making highly accurate personal identification a reality. Specking about this achievement, Hiroshi Suzuki, General Manager, 2nd Government and Public Solutions Division, NEC Corporation said, “For more than 40 years, NEC has been developing fingerprint identification technologies as one of its key technologies for realizing a safe and secure society and has deployed systems based on these identification technologies in more than 40 countries around the world.”
He further added, “The same technology used for these tests has been applied to NEC’s Hybrid Finger Identification Products (*2), a solution that combines fingerprint and finger vein identification, to provide even higher accuracy matching in order to further enhance security for government agencies and enterprises.” Despite of this achievement the company aims to further improve its fingerprint identification technology. The company wants to be a part of the venture of building and more safe and secure society.