DigitalPersona releases open source biometrics software
DigitalPersona, a manufacturer of fingerprint sensors and access control software, has released its MINEX-certified FingerJetFX software for fingerprint analysis as open-source. FingerJetFX extracts and generates the characteristic features of a fingerprint (known as a fingerprint template) from a fingerprint image.
It is designed to be easily integrated into devices and applications and does not require special hardware. It is compact and uses approximately 128 KB of code space and 128 KB of data space while allowing for high quality biometrics. According to the manufacturer, the processing of a fingerprint scan takes from 10 milliseconds using an Intel Core i7 to between 0.5 and 1.25 seconds using a 150 MHz ARM Cortex-M3. The MINEX-certified software meets US government standards and other international biometric standards, thus ensuring interoperability with different backend databases.
The software is device-independent and is designed for use on Linux, Android, Windows, Windows CE and various real-time operating systems. FingerJetFX source code is hosted on GitHub; it is licensed under the LGPLv3 and has specific trademark and copyright requirements. DigitalPersona also offers a commercial version, FingerJet OEM, which adds fingerprint recognition functionality.