Innovatrics and MoriX Unveil Energy-Efficient Biometric Card Solution

Biometrics News - Innovatrics and MoriX Unveil Energy-Efficient Biometric Card Solution

Innovatrics has teamed up with MoriX to develop a biometric card that combines an Innovatrics algorithm with an ultra-thin fingerprint sensor from MoriX. The user’s fingerprint template will be stored on the card itself, while Innovatrics’ Small Area Matcher algorithm will be able to perform a match in less than a second, even with an incomplete image of the original print.

However, the new card’s most unique selling point is its highly efficient design. The current from a 4mA contactless terminal is enough to drive the card’s fingerprint recognition capabilities, completely negating the need for an internal power source on the card itself. The card is nevertheless strong enough to carry out 1:1 verification and 1:N identification functions, matching a fingerprint against a known user or an unknown individual in a larger data set.

With an 8 x 8 mm surface area and a 0.076 mm thickness, Morix’s fingerprint sensor is small enough to be integrated into a standard contactless card. The sensor offers a 160 x 160 pixel resolution at those dimensions.

The Innovatrics algorithm, meanwhile, is compatible with a range of small-scale optical and ultrasonic fingerprint sensors. The company argues that the algorithm’s cost-effective design should make it appealing to IoT and smartphone manufacturers with significant hardware limitations.

This is not the first time that Innovatrics has delivered a fingerprint solution that is able to match prints in suboptimal circumstances. Earlier this year, the company released the seventh iteration of its Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS), which is well-suited to forensic purposes thanks in large part to Innovatrics’ latent fingerprint technology.

Innovatrics has spent the past few months working to increase its foothold in the Latin American market. The company’s facial recognition algorithm has also performed well in multiple rounds of the Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) carried out by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).