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Feb 7th, 2024   •    Feature Press Releases

Integrated Biometrics Adds Another Member to its Family of iBeta-compliant Products

IB’s Columbo awarded Level 1 PAD compliance by iBeta in accordance with the ISO/IEC 30107-3 standards

SPARTANBURG, S.C., February 7, 2024 – Integrated Biometrics (IB), the leading provider of advanced biometric fingerprint scanners and identity management software, is pleased to announce that Integrated Biometrics’ Columbo has been awarded ISO/IEC 30107-3 Level 1 compliance by iBeta, an independent third-party tester. Integrated Biometrics’ Presentation Attack Detection (PAD), also known as anti-spoofing, achieved 0% IAPAR (impostor attack presentation match rate) meaning no successful spoofs. IB also achieved exceptional FNMR (false non-match rate) on this test (meaning the system performed optimally with genuine live fingers). This is a difficult achievement for any PAD system.

Traditionally the domain of high-cost, single-finger scanners, affordable PAD performance is now available on Columbo via an SDK update available from IB’s website. PAD performance in single finger devices is essential for detecting fraud in banking, law enforcement, motor vehicle departments, and national ID systems. Unsupervised applications demand the most from PAD systems, requiring robust capabilities such as intuitive interaction for genuine presentations and rigid security against fake fingerprints. IB brings it all together with affordable, accurate identification with world class security against fake fingers.

EER/FRR (equal error rate/false rejection rate) has become a big differentiator for measuring scanner performance in today’s biometrics market. Equal Error Rate (EER) is a metric used in biometric security systems to measure the effectiveness of the system in identifying individuals correctly. A False Rejection Rate (FRR) occurs when a system fails to recognize an authorized user for who they truly are. While NIST rules do not allow for a company’s FNMR number to appear on an organization’s compliance letter, having 0% FAR + 0% FRR allowed IB to provably claim EER below 1%.

Anti-spoofing refers to the detection of an artificial copy of a real or synthetic fingerprint. Liveness detection refers to the validation of human tissue as belonging to that of a living human being. Because criminals are always trying to beat the system, Presentation Attack Detection (PAD) is crucial for securing digital onboarding processes while reducing the possibility of fraud. IB’s comprehensive approach to spoof detection pairs optimized anti-spoofing and liveness detection technologies to ensure the highest levels of accuracy and reliability.

Integrated Biometrics previously achieved Level 1 compliance for Kojak, Five-0 and Watson and foresees a smooth process working towards compliance for Danno and Sherlock.

  • The iBeta PAD Test Methodology and Confirmation Letters can be found here.
  • The IB Confirmation Letter can be found here.
  • For more information on IB’s PAD technology, click here.

About Integrated Biometrics
Integrated Biometrics (IB), a pioneer in biometric fingerprint technology, designs and manufactures advanced, high-resolution touchless and FBI-certified contact identity solutions for government, law enforcement, military, social services, and a wide range of commercial applications. IB’s lightweight scanners, supported by our patented light-emitting sensor (LES) technology, outperform traditional fingerprint devices in size, power consumption, portability, and reliability. Global organizations rely on IB’s products to enroll and verify identities quickly and accurately, even in remote locations under extreme conditions. Commercial enterprises, government and financial services organizations depend on IB to build innovative, secure applications to establish identity in accordance with national and international standards. For more information, visit:

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