DigitalPersona has open sourced its new MINEX-certified FingerJetFX fingerprint feature extraction technology.
FingerJetFX, Open Source Edition (OSE), is free, portable software that device manufacturers and application developers can use to convert bulky fingerprint images into small, mathematical representations called fingerprint “templates” for efficient storage or comparison.
Full source code is designed for use across a wide range of platforms and operating systems. The software has been released under the Lesser GNU Public License (LGPL), giving developers the flexibility to adapt the extractor to their particular platforms and applications.
International standards for fingerprint data formats enable applications to exchange biometric data across a wide range of devices, databases and applications – but only if the underlying fingerprint data is consistently and accurately obtained.
FingerJetFX fills this gap. It can be embedded into chips, fingerprint sensors and mobile devices, or run on PCs and large database servers, providing uniform biometric data that can be used with any standards-based fingerprint matching engine.
With FingerJetFX, solution providers, from mobile device manufacturers to national ID program integrators, can more reliably mix and match fingerprint-enabled hardware and backend biometric software from multiple vendors.