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Fingerprint Vertification Competition (FVC) Results

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 recent events of FVC and FVC onGoing, Suprema's fingerprint algorithm ranked top among worldwide participants.

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 FMISO category examines matching performance of fingerprint algorithm in ISO19794-2 template.

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

FVC2006

AuthenTec (Electric field sensor) Biometrika (Optical sensor)
Atmel (Thermal-sweeping sensor) Synthesized image

FVC2004

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

FVC onGoing
In 2010, Suprma's fingerprint algorithms ranked top in the internationally recognized Fingerprint Verification Competition - onGoing (FVC-onGoing) for Fingerprint Matching (FMISO) category.

The FVC onGoing test results revealed that Suprema's 'SFCore' algorithm showed the lowest 0.258% false rate in the 'FMISO' benchmark, topping all previously published results. The FMISO category examines matching performance of fingerprint algorithm in ISO19794-2 template which is widely used as an essential requirement for interoperability of biometric systems. By the date, total of 213 algorithms has been evaluated by the FVC onGoing.

Result
Fingerprint Matching Benchmark (FMISO-STD-1.0)

Published on Participant EER
15/12/2010 Suprema 0.258%
12/10/2009 P0910 0.317%
09/09/2009 P0909 0.405%
26/02/2012 P1002 0.432%
02/04/2010 P1004 0.559%
* Source: published result on FVC onGoing website as of Dec 15, 2010

Participants
>> 230 registered participants
>> 677 algorithms evaluated

FVC
In FVC2004 and FVC2006, Suprema's 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.

Result
FVC2006 (Medal table of Open Category)

Algorithm Gold Medals Silver Medals Bronze Medals
Suprema  
P009
P088  
P058
P065    
* Additional information on FVC2006 is available on the Web at http://bias.csr.unibo.it/fvc2006/

FVC2004 (Average results of Light Category)

Ranking Participants Avg EER
1 Suprema 3.51%
2 P107 3.69%
3 P108 3.96%
4 P101 4.29%
5 P103 4.33%
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/

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

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)

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)