OVERVIEW
The FVC is the world's largest evaluation of fingerprint matching technologies. It is an international competition for fingerprint verification algorithms held biannually and organized by the 3rd party research labs of Italy and USA.
In the most recent two events, FVC2004 and FVC2006, Suprema's fingerprint recognition algorithm ranked top among worldwide participants.
RESULT
In FVC2004 and FVC2006, Supremas fingerprint recognition algorithm ranked top among participants in light and open category, respectively. In FVC2006, Suprema ranked No.1 in medal ranking of open category by winning 7 gold medals. In FVC2004, Suprema ranked No.1 in light category with the lowest error rate.
Suprema is the only company who has won both categories (open and light) of the last two events, FVC2004 and FVC2006.
FVC2006 (Medal table of Open Category)
Algorithm Gold Medals Silver Medals Bronze Medals
Suprema  
P009
P088  
P058
P065    
* Additional information on FVC2006 is available on the Web at http://bias.csr.unibo.it/fvc2006/
FVC2004 (Average results of Light Category)
Ranking Participants Avg EER
1 Suprema 3.51%
2 P107 3.69%
3 P108 3.96%
4 P101 4.29%
5 P103 4.33%
Avg EER = Average Equal Error Rate(when FMR is equal to FNMR)
* Additional information on FVC2004 is available on the Web at http://bias.csr.unibo.it/fvc2004/
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AIM
The aim of the FVC is to track recent advances in fingerprint verification and to benchmark the state-of-the-art in fingerprint technology.
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CATEGORIES
The Open category has no limits on memory requirements and template size.
The Light category limits on verification time, memory usage and template size.
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DATABASE
The Open category has no limits on memory requirements and template size.
The Light category limits on verification time, memory usage and template size.
FVC2004
CrossMatch (Optical sensor) Digital Persona (Optical sensor)
Atmel (Thermal-sweeping sensor) Synthesized image
FVC2006
AuthenTec (Electric field sensor) Biometrika (Optical sensor)
Atmel (Thermal sweeping sensor)
Synthesized image
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PARTICIPANTS
For fair comparison, database were collected by using the following sensors/technologies :
FVC2004
43 participants (29 industrial, 6 academic, and 8 independent developers)
67 algorithms submitted (41 in the Open Category and 26 in the Light Category)
FVC2006
53 participants (27 industrial, 13 academic, and 13 independent developers)
70 algorithms submitted (44 in the Open Category and 26 in the Light Category)
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