GenKey enhances Necto biometric enrolment software
27 September 2018 09:35 GMT

Biometric enrolment and verification platform firm Genkey has announced a new release of its Necto software designed for capturing biographic and biometric data of individuals in small to large-scale registrations.

GenKey has said it Necto ensures superior quality of biometric capture on more than 95% of all registrations, thus reducing the cost of downstream processing and enhancing the accuracy of subsequent verification and identification.

It added that this latest release builds on the already high standards of previous releases through enhanced processing of ICAO compliant documents, enhanced local security and protection against the spoofing of data exchange with back-end servers, as well as the generation of very high-quality registration data even under challenging operating conditions.

The base for an effective use of biometric data is the efficient capture of high-quality registration data. Registration of individuals is however often affected by multiple human factors which may easily lead to low-quality data and severe consequences for the ensuing processes of identity verification or duplicate detection. Designing and implementing a high-quality registration solution therefore requires expert domain knowledge and field registration experience, as well as considerations for the often extremely challenging circumstances. In this new release of Necto, GenKey has incorporated all their application development capabilities and on-the-field registration experience to arrive at a fully mature, field-tested biometric and biographic registration solution.

Hajo Birthelmer, Chief Software Architect at GenKey said “The total design and development process of our Necto product was guided by our experience and field observations during the numerous projects we have rolled out over the past years. Necto is one of those products that you cannot design effectively from behind your desk; you really have to be on the ground and get your hands dirty.”

High registration quality is especially beneficial when the registration information is used to search through databases with 10s of millions of subjects to find duplicate registrations, for example before elections. According to Alty van Luijt, Executive Director of Research and Development, “We normally express the biometric registration quality as the average number of quality fingers per subject. For a recent project in Africa, where Necto 2.0 was used as a registration solution, we measured an average of 9.6 fingers per subject, a number higher than we have ever seen.”

The higher the average number of quality fingers, the more information is available for finding duplicates leading to a higher accuracy of the deduplication process. And a well-designed and well-implemented registration solution goes a long way in getting the best possible registration data and thus increasing its usefulness for analysis and verification purposes.