MegaMatcher Accelerator 2.0 Now Available for High-speed, High-volume Biometric Identification

Company: Neurotechnology
Published: 03 March, 2010
Neurotechnology, a provider of high-precision biometric identification technologies, has released MegaMatcher Accelerator 2.0, a packaged hardware and software solution for high-volume, high-speed fingerprint identification. MegaMatcher Accelerator 2.0 is now available in Standard and Extended versions, offering a greater range of platform configurations for different biometric solutions. The Extended Version of MegaMatcher Accelerator 2.0 replaces the current MegaMatcher Accelerator and has the capability of matching 40 million fingerprints per second, four times the speed of the current version. The new MegaMatcher Accelerator 2.0 Standard Version will match up to 20 million fingerprints per second running on a simple PC, providing a less expensive solution for smaller biometric applications.

"Our new MegaMatcher Accelerator 2.0, with its four-fold increase in matching speed, is now one of the fastest fingerprint matching engines available anywhere," said Algimantas Malickas, CEO of Neurotechnology. "We are seeing greater demand for large, national-scale identification systems and duplicate searches, and these new MegaMatcher Accelerator versions allow customers to implement fast, high-reliability systems at a lower cost."

The new versions of MegaMatcher Accelerator allow a variety of solutions to take advantage of the very fast 1:N (1-to-many) matching speeds of the Neurotechnology algorithms. MegaMatcher Accelerator 2.0 Extended offers the highest performance for applications that require extremely fast matching with a large volume of data. The Standard version provides a cost-effective, PC-based solution for customers who have smaller applications. Both Accelerator versions will match native MegaMatcher fingerprint templates as well as standard templates, allowing Accelerator to match another provider's AFIS-generated data. MegaMatcher Accelerator features:

* MegaMatcher Accelerator 2.0 Extended can manage a database of up to 20 million fingerprints and perform 1:N matching at a speed of 40 million fingerprints per second, working on an HP G6 server with 64GB RAM.

* MegaMatcher Accelerator 2.0 Standard can manage up to 3 million fingerprints with a matching speed of 20 million fingerprints per second while running on a PC with an i7 processor, 12GB RAM, 1.5TB HDD.

Suitable for both civil and forensic applications, the MegaMatcher algorithm is used in biometric solutions worldwide, including election control systems, passport and visa documentation, border control, criminal investigations and duplicate searches in large-scale government and commercial databases. The MegaMatcher fingerprint recognition algorithm has received full NIST MINEX certification for use in US Government Personal Identity Verification program fingerprint recognition applications and it supports BioAPI 2.0 and most other biometric industry standards.