Imaging and biometrics software provider Aware, Inc. will be introducing its new software solution designed to aid developers in complying with the FIPS 201 personal identity verification standards for federal employee ID cards. A demonstration will be held during the Smart Card Alliance’s e-government conference March 9-11.
A comprehensive suite of field-tested software tools provides developers with key biometric functionality for registration, ID personalization, and access control applications
BEDFORD, Mass. – Aware, Inc., a global provider of imaging and biometrics software, today announced it will demonstrate a comprehensive suite of biometrics software tools in their booth (#209) at the Smart Card Alliance’s “Smart Cards in eGovernment” Conference and Exhibition, taking place March 9th through 11th in Washington D.C. The Aware tools are designed to provide system developers with key biometric functionality in compliance with the new FIPS 201 PIV (personal identity verification) standards. PIV standards specify biometric ID cards and their issuance to federal employees and contractors, as mandated by Homeland Security Presidential Directive HSPD-12.
Aware’s biometrics software development kits provide a broad range of functionality required to develop PIV-compliant applications for registration and identity proofing, ID personalization, and access control. These functions include quality scoring, optimization, and compression of biometric facial and fingerprint images as well as biometric file reading, writing, validation, and networking; all in compliance with mandated standards to ensure interoperability and interchangeability of system components.
“HSPD-12 mandates an aggressive timeline for the issuance of PIV-compliant ID cards to millions of federal employees and contractors,” commented David Benini, Aware’s director of product marketing. “Aware’s time-tested biometrics software components are well-suited for the task, enabling system developers to quickly build fully-functional, standard-compliant solutions with flexibility to accommodate specific customer requirements.”
The Aware tools are designed to assist federal contractors with standards-based design requirements for the data acquired by the enrollment systems, stored on the ID cards, and read by the verification systems.
An integral part of the earliest federal biometrics systems, Aware’s software has been used globally to read and write millions of biometric files since 1995. Aware software tools are available a la carte and include developer’s guides, sample program source code, and full technical support. More information is available at www.aware.com/piv.
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