CardLogix M.O.S.T. Toolz Biometric Development Kit-Fingerprint Edition
M.O.S.T. Toolz䋢 Fingerprint Edition accelerates the development of high security ID credential systems that meet ICAO and ISO/ IEC standards for both smart cards and biometrics.
More than an SDK, the kit combines the development of a M.O.S.T. CardŒ¬ microprocessor smart card file system with the power to capture a fingerprint image, compress the image with the WSQ algorithm, and to transform the image into an ISO 19794-2 or ANSI 378 template. The user can then select a best candidate with the CBEFF interoperable header and write it to the M.O.S.T. Card.
Developers can build a biometrics-enhanced smart card transaction system that updates and secures files while setting a variety of defensive measures to protect user ID, card access, value, and biometric data secured in the smart card chip. CardLogix development tools enable easy updating without the need to reissue ID cards.
M.O.S.T. Toolz䋢 Fingerprint Edition includes:
- M.O.S.T. Card Configuration Utility䋢
- 17 M.O.S.T. CardŒ¬ Test and Demo Cards
- 6 Demo software programs with source code examples
- Programming examples in C# (.NET framework) and C++
- Futronic FS82HC fingerprint scanner and smart card reader
- WinplexŒ¬ Middleware and API with fingerprint functions
- PC/SC Reader Configuration Utility
- Support for Windows 7 and 8
Full Support of Biometric Functions Built to ANSI378, ICAO9303, NISTIR6529-A, ISO/IEC19794-2, and ISO/IEC19794-4 StandardsExtraction of fingerprint image
- Creation of ANSI 378 and MINEX compliant templates
- Candidate grading with minutiae points
- WSQ compression
- CBEFF header creation via supplied program and source code examples
- Writing the fingerprint data to the smart card using the Winplex Fingerprint Demo Application and source code examples
- Verification against a fingerprint file stored in the smart chip (validation)
Rapid Smart Card Configuration
M.O.S.T. Toolz Smart Card Configuration Utility䋢 features a user-friendly interface that enables developers to swiftly set keys and design a M.O.S.T. card file structure (CFS). With multiple programming examples, instructive demo software, and powerful middleware developers have a comprehensive set of tools to create high security, multifunctional smart card applications that utilize fingerprint capture and validation quickly and easily.
Sophisticated Middleware for Advanced Reader Functions
In addition to PC/SC support, the WinplexŒ¬ API Middleware reduces high level commands for advanced smart card reader functions not supported by PC/SC. This powerful API has over 160 functions, including biometric capture, matching, and storage, and functions for specific reader hardware, such as magnetic stripe reading, card latching, and LED control. The middleware includes programming examples in C# (.Net framework).
Powerful Demonstration Software
Demo programs that illustrate multiple smart card functions, such as how to capture and write fingerprint data to the M.O.S.T. Card, are included to accelerate learning for system development. Each demo software includes source code examples and one or more demo card. See tab labeled "Demo Programs" for more detail.
Strong Identity Verification with Biometrics and Smart Cards
Smart cards are widely accepted as one of the most secure and reliable methods of identification. Biometric technology is essential in a secure identification system in order to provide the highest degree of confidence in identity verification. Combining microprocessor smart card technology with biometrics provides the optimal means to create a positive binding of the smart card to the cardholder thereby enabling strong verification and authentication of the cardholder's identity.
Secure Protection of Fingerprint Data
Unlike cellular devices and other tokens, M.O.S.T. microprocessor smart cards can safely store large, ICAO compliant biometric templates in the chip and make comparisons locally without the need to connect to a database of biometric identifiers. When a subject presents his or her card to the reader, the biometric data stored in the chip is temporarily processed and verified against a newly captured fingerprint image. This process is significantly more secure and less vulnerable to hackers than systems that store biometric data on central databases.
Secure Lifecycle Management
By using the transport key and forensic card information commands, a user can engineer a secure and efficient lifecycle management system for the smart card ecosystem. The commands relay the state of the cards throughout their entire lifecycle.
Instant Enrollment, Personalization and ID Card Issuance
Without requiring additional programming, scripts or custom APIs, management can enroll personnel with one of Corvus' biometric enrollment kits and Raven software and prepare for instant personalization and issuance of smart card ID Credentials. Within Card Encoding Engineí¢äó_Œ¢ ID Card Personalization Software are two built-in connections: one for importing biometric and biographic data and the other for importing the card file structure (CFS) created or selected in M.O.S.T. Toolz. The user can then validate the credentials with FastCheck䋢Validation Software, and then encode and print them for instant card issuance.
Supported M.O.S.T. CardŒ¬ Microprocessor Smart Cards feature:
- AES, HMAC, and SHA-256 algorithms for high security data encryption and authentication
- Up to 144k Bytes of user memory to store ICAO compliant biometric templates
- Contact, Contactless, and Dual-Interface
- Advanced file support: Linear, Cyclical, and Purse Files
- Global Password File and Administrator Password File support
- Auto key loading utility
- Export card file maps to CSV or Microsoft Excel files for key ceremony and secure backups