NEC ranks first in NIST fingerprint matching technology benchmark test

NEC Corporation’s fingerprint identification technology has garnered the top place for matching accuracy in the Proprietary Fingerprint Template Test (PFT II), a benchmark test conducted 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 evaluated one-to-one verification matching accuracy against 120,000-subject datasets consisting of a wide range of fingerprint data collected for official uses. NEC ranked number one in the evaluation test by achieving a 99.47% match rate on average, providing definitive proof of the superiority of NEC’s technology. Thanks to the enhanced noise removal algorithm, NEC succeeded in accurately matching even 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.