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Fingerprint Verification Competition

Overview

The FVC is the world's largest evaluation of fingerprint matching technologies. It is an international competition for fingerprint verification algorithms held biannually and organized by the 3rd party research labs of Italy and USA.

In the most recent two events, FVC2004 and FVC2006, Suprema's fingerprint recognition algorithm ranked top among worldwide participants.

Results

In FVC2004 and FVC2006, Supremaç—´ fingerprint recognition algorithm ranked top among participants in light and open category, respectively. In FVC2006, Suprema ranked No.1 in medal ranking of open category by winning 7 gold medals. In FVC2004, Suprema ranked No.1 in light category with the lowest error rate. Suprema is the only company who has won both categories (open and light) of the last two events, FVC2004 and FVC2006.

FVC2006 (Medal table of Open Category)

Algorithm Gold Medals Silver Medals Bronze Medals
Suprema gold medalsgold medalsgold medalsgold medalsgold medalsgold medalsgold medals bronze medals
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P088 gold medalsgold medalsgold medalsgold medals silver medalssilver medalssilver medals
P058 gold medalsgold medalsgold medalsgold medals silver medalssilver medals bronze medalsbronze medals
P055 gold medalsgold medalsgold medals

* Additional information on FVC2006 is available on the Web at http://bias.csr.unibo.it/fvc2006/

Algorithm Participants Avg EEr
1 Suprema 3.51%
2 Ji Hui 3.69%
3 HanWang Technology 3.96%
4 Bioscrypt 4.29%
5 Testech 4.33%
6 Nitgen 4.86%
7 Institute of Automation 4.91%
8 Deng Guoqiang 5.26%
9 IDENCOM 5.29%
10 Neurotechnologija 6.64%

Avg EER = Average Equal Error Rate(when FMR is equal to FNMR)
* Additional information on FVC2004 is available on the Web at http://bias.csr.unibo.it/fvc2004/

Aim

The aim of the FVC is to track recent advances in fingerprint verification and to benchmark the state-of-the-art in fingerprint technology.

Categories

The Open category has no limits on memory requirements and template size.
The Light category limits on verification time, memory usage and template size.

Databases

For fair comparison, database were collected by using the following sensors/technologies:

FVC2004

CrossMatch (Optical sensor) Digital Persona (Optical sensor)
Atmel (Thermal-sweeping sensor) Synthesized image

FVC2006

AuthenTec (Electric field sensor) Digital Persona (Optical sensor)
Atmel (Thermal sweeping sensor) Synthesized image

Participants

FVC2004

43 participants (29 industrial, 6 academic, and 8 independent developers)
67 algorithms submitted (41 in the Open Category and 26 in the Light Category)

FVC2006

53 participants (27 industrial, 13 academic, and 13 independent developers)
70 algorithms submitted (44 in the Open Category and 26 in the Light Category)