We have been leading the development of biometric algorithms ever since we started. Today we can present the industry's fastest response time from touch to identification and authentication and the world's first iris recognition solutions for mass-market consumer devices. Security is very important to us, and we are leading efforts for development and standardization in this area.
The FPC Touch Platform
Fingerprints’ patented Distinct Area Detection (DAD) algorithm is a feature-based algorithm that looks for things that are unique in its surroundings. In our application, the algorithm locates distinct areas in the three-dimensional fingerprint image derived from the sensor.
The design of the fingerprint-recognition algorithm is crucial to the performance of an embedded system. Not only is the performance with respect to FRR and FAR affected, but the requirements of processor power and memory are strongly dependent upon the type of algorithm. Getting this right can help deliver a low-cost system with low power consumption that is suited to an embedded environment such as a smart card. Fingerprints’ focus in algorithm development is on the design of verification and identification algorithms based on the DAD method.
The DAD algorithm works to locate distinct areas in the three-dimensional fingerprint image derived from the capacitive sensor. A ‘distinct area’ is a part of the image containing characteristic information and includes, but is not limited to, the fine details of the fingerprint.
The algorithm consists of two steps – enrolment and verification/identification. In the enrolment step, a number of distinct areas are extracted from the fingerprint image. The areas together with their geometric relationships form a template that is unique to each fingerprint. In the verification/identification step, the template is used as an operator acting on the fresh fingerprint image. If the match is approved, the authentication of the person is completed. One of the benefits of using this technology is that to get a match you will need both the fresh 3D fingerprint image as well as the stored template.
The FPC Touchless Platform
FPC ActiveIRIS Technology is the world's first iris recognition technology ready for mass-market consumer devices. The iris has been well accepted in the biometric community to identify and authenticate people. It combines advanced iris recognition software with simple, inexpensive and easy to integrate hardware (to enable mobile devices) to do quick and reliable iris recognition in typical mobile use scenarios.
Iris is the thin circular structure around the pupil in the eye. It controls the size of the pupil, and hence the amount of light that gets into the retina of the eye. The iris is unique to each human being - has a different colour and structure. Just like face, voice or fingerprints, the iris is a biometric modality to uniquely identify and authenticate a human being.
FPC ActiveIRIS Technology has changed typical iris recognition systems primarily used by governments for defence and border control purpose and made it amendable for use by consumers.
FPC ActiveIRIS Software Library
- Available for all phone
- Available for ARM TrustZone® and Intel TXT