ImageWare has patented its Multimodal Biometric Platform which includes a system for enrolling, searching, matching, and managing biometric modalities on a common platform. It is Independent to the biometric types or the algorithms managed, the platform has been employed throughout the company’s line of biometric identity management solutions and marketed as the IWS™ Biometric Engine™.
SAN DIEGO–ImageWare® Systems, Inc., a leading developer of identity management solutions, today announced that it has been awarded patent number 7,298,873 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a multimodal biometric identification or authentication system.
This foundational patent covers a system and method for enrolling, searching, matching, and managing biometric modalities on a common platform, and is independent to the biometric types or the algorithms managed. The patent, titled “Multimodal Biometric Platform,” is employed throughout ImageWare’s portfolio of biometric identity management solutions and marketed as the IWS™ Biometric Engine™.
“This patent is an important addition to our growing intellectual property portfolio and affirms our unique position as an innovator in the industry,” said Jim Miller, ImageWare’s chairman and CEO. “The extensive diversity of our technology portfolio, including this patent, enables us to offer our global customers a wide range of security solutions tailored to fit their specific needs. We are continuing to develop this portfolio that is essential for protecting individuals, businesses and our homeland.”
The IWS Biometric Engine is a multi-biometric identity management solution used by government and commercial enterprises to biometrically search and match populations of unlimited sizes for identity confirmation.
These include searching and matching for Verification of an Identity (1:1), Exhaustive Search for Identification (1:N), Watchlist Management (X:N) and Existing Biometric Population Management and Enhancement (N:N). IWS Biometric Engine employs a multi-biometric enrollment, management and authentication platform that is technology agnostic, enabling users to utilize biometric devices (over 120) and algorithms (over 90) from virtually any vendor, as well as support the combination of the following biometric types, including: single fingerprint, Livescan fingerprint, 2D face, 3D face, iris, palm scan, finger vein, palm vein, hand geometry, palm, DNA, signature, voice, and retina. For more information visit www.iwsinc.com.