MegaMatcher ABIS 10.0 Starting Kit


A modular and customizable multi-biometric solution for national-scale projects.

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MegaMatcher Automated Biometric Identification System is an integrated multi-biometric solution for systems developers and integrators. The modular and customizable solution provides services for high-performance multi-biometric systems with multiple transactions. This product is a complete system and highly recommended for national scale identification projects and also for large-scale multi-biometric projects.

Easy Deployment on Regular Hardware

A complete system, easily deployed for large-scale multi-modal biometric projects with ready-to-use services and applications running on regular hardware.

Proven Technology in National-Scale Projects

Multiple complex biometric transactions processing with high speed and accuracy using proprietary fused matching algorithm technology. Implemented successfully in national-scale projects, like passport issuance, EMR, law enforcement and defense, ID system and voter deduplication.

 Multi-Modality Support

Accepts fingerprint, face and iris images for creating multiple biometric templates and searching against the database.  Proprietary fused matching algorithm provides high matching accuracy.

 Biometric Adjudication                                              

Can determine questionable biometric matching results and allow human discretion to facilitate decision making .

 High Availability and Fault Tolerance

High system reliability and better performance with parallelly running instances of some or all components.Can avoid information loss or corruption in case of failure with communication designed as atomic transactions.

Modular and Scalable Architecture

Modular architecture that caters to specific system performance requirements. Each  such component designed for a specific task can be scaled up to meet project requirements.

Interoperability with Other Systems

Web services for communication with third party biometric systems for services as biometric data storing, update, identification, verification and submission of matching results.

Compliance with Biometric Standards

Allows the use of ANSI/NIST-ITL-1, ISO/IEC 19794-2, ISO/IEC 19794-5 and ISO/IEC 19794-6 biometric template standards.




  • Multiple complex biometric transactions processing with high speed and accuracy.
  • Technology proven in national-scale projects, like passport issuance, EMR, law enforcement and defence, ID system and voter deduplication.
  • Multi-modality support – Fingerprint, face, and iris.
  • NIST MINEX-compliant fingerprint engine, NIST IREX proven iris engine.
  • Scalable, modular architecture with possible customization for project needs.
  • High availability and fault tolerance.
  • Compliance with ANSI and ISO biometric template standards
  • Effective price/performance ratio, flexible licensing and free customer support

Use Cases

Use Cases

  • National-Scale ID Projects
  • Voter Registration
  • Digital Identification and Certification System
  • Criminal and Forensic AFIS
  • Law Enforcement and Defense Sector
  • Border Control, National Security and Passport Issuance
  • Time and Attendance Control
  • Electronic Medical Records Access Control
  • Contract Labour Identity Management

Technology Awards

Technology Awards

MINEX evaluations by NIST

  • MINEX III evaluation was successfully passed in 2015. In 2017 MegaMatcher fingerprint technology has been ranked as the first most interoperable matcher and the fourth most accurate native template matcher vendor among all MINEX III compliant matchers.
  • MINEX Ongoing evaluation was successfully passed in 2014. The second place in the Ongoing MINEX ranking for fingerprint matching algorithms was achieved. MegaMatcher technology was recognized by the NIST as fully MINEX compliant.

FpVTE (Fingerprint Vendor Technology Evaluations) by NIST

  • FpVTE 2012 – in 2015 NIST recognized Neurotechnology’s fingerprint identification algorithm as one of the fastest and most accurate among the evaluation’s participants.
  • FpVTE 2003 – one of the best reliability results in the Middle Scale Test were shown.


  • IREX IV– in 2013 Neurotechnology’s iris recognition algorithm has been judged the by the NIST as one of the fastest and most accurate among the participants.
  • IREX III – in 2012 MegaMatcher iris matching algorithm was the second fastest and provided 3 times higher recognition accuracy than the only faster contender.

System Architecture and Components

System Architecture and Components

Different large-scale biometric projects may have specific system performance requirements. MegaMatcher Automated Biometric Identifi cation System (ABIS) features modular architecture with components designed for a specific task. Each component can be scaled up to meet project requirements.

Services, Modules and Components

Services, Modules and Components

MegaMatcher ABIS 10.0 includes these services, modules and components:

Management Service

The Management Service is the core component of MegaMatcher ABIS. Requests for biometric services are executed via transaction mechanism and the unit is responsible for managing MegaMatcher ABIS transaction workflow.
The Management Service splits a transaction into tasks and delegates them to multiple services for execution. In general, each request is being validated by the Management Service, then it is sent to the Image Processing Service for biometric template creation and to the Matching Service for biometric template matching. In case when transaction requires manual inspection, the Management Service will forward it to the Adjudication Application.
These services are included with the unit:

  • Validation service, which ensures provided biometric data sufficiency to proceed with reliable identification or verification.
  • Security service, which ensures the authorized access to MegaMatcher ABIS.
  • Transaction Management Servicefor receiving, delegating and processing transactions in competitive manner.

The Management Service is capable to verify an extracted biometric template against another template locally.

Image Processing Service

The Image Processing Service is based on MegaMatcher 9.0 biometric template extraction technology. This module is used for biometric data quality assessment and biometric data extraction from fingerprint, face and iris images.
These functions are performed by the Image Processing Service:

  • Fingerprint segmentation– Images with fingerprint slaps are separated into separate images with single fingerprints.
  • Quality check– Images with fingerprints, faces and irises are processed by proprietary and standard algorithms to determine their quality and suitability for further processing.
  • Fingerprint sequence check–A set of single fingerprints from the same person is checked for duplicates and missing fingerprints.
  • Feature extraction– Biometric templates are created from the provided fingerprint, face and iris images.

Matching Service

The Matching Service is responsible for storing biometric data in the Template Database and matching the received biometric data against the stored in the database. The service is based on MegaMatcher Accelerator 9.0 technology and is controlled by the Management Service.
Depending on project requirements, the Matching Service can consist of a single computational unit or multiple units arranged into a cluster with one of them acting as a primary unit and other units as the cluster nodes. In a cluster the primary unit receives tasks from the Management Service, distributes biometric matching tasks between the cluster nodes, stores biometric data in the Main Database module and synchronizes copies of the Main Database between the cluster nodes.

MegaMatcher ABIS API

MegaMatcher ABIS offers easy and flexible web services-based interface for communication with MegaMatcher ABIS units, outside of MegaMatcher ABIS core, as well as external client applications. The web services cover the necessary aspects of required biometric services for biometric data storing, update, identification, verification and submission of matching results.

Adjudication Application

The Adjudication Application is designed for human experts, who examine questionable biometric matching results, which are forwarded by the Matching Service, and take appropriate decisions. The questionable matching results, like non-matching templates or detected duplicate(s), are determined by defined restrictions in Administration Service.
The Adjudication Application provides visual tool for easy examination of given biometric data by providing detailed templates review:

  • Fingerprint, face and iris images are shown in side by side or overlapping view with the possibility to transform and enhance biometric images so that some aspects could be seen more clearly.
  • Modality-specific features (such as fingerprint minutiae, cores, deltas).
  • Matching scores for each biometric modality.
  • Problematic fingers.
  • Matched data which is highlighted for easier inspection (such as matched minutiae are optionally connected by lines for visualization).

Administration Service

The Administration Service is designed to manage and monitor MegaMatcher ABIS system using role-based access control.
The Administration Service consists of the following modules:

  • System Management– Provides ability to manage MegaMatcher ABIS system’s state.
  • System Monitoring– Dedicated for visual MegaMatcher ABIS real-time execution monitoring.
  • User Management– Role-based user management to provide/restrict accessibility to different MegaMatcher ABIS modules.
  • System Configuration– Provides ability to define criteria for search engine (such as matching thresholds for identification and verification).
  • Report Generation– Daily and statistical reports are provided for full MegaMatcher ABIS actions inspection.

MegaMatcher ABIS Client Application

MegaMatcher ABIS Client is a stand-alone application intended to demonstrate the key functionalities of MegaMatcher ABIS solution, like:

  • Comprehensive multimodal enrollment;
  • Verification and identification processes;
  • Transaction and workflow management.

Taking into account different business needs and specific project requirements, some customization might be required. This may include developing custom user interface, workflow scenarios, person’s record structure (biometric and biographic data, additional data fields).
Neurotechnology offers custom project development service for providing a customized MegaMatcher ABIS based solution, as well as implementing additional functionality. Also, integrators can develop client-side applications using MegaMatcher ABIS API to meet specific requirements.

System Requirements

System Requirements


We recommend to run each component on dedicated server hardware, PC or device, unless it is specified otherwise. Network connection is required for communication between the components of MegaMatcher Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS).

Below are minimal requirements for each component:

  • Image Processing Service– Each node should be installed on hardware with the following specifications:
    • Server hardware with Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 processor (12 cores, 30M cache, 2.5 GHz) or equivalent hardware.
    • At least 32 GB of RAM.
  • Matching Service–Each node should be installed on hardware with the following specifications:
    • HP DL360 Gen9 8SFF CTO Server.
    • 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 processor (12 cores, 30M cache, 2.5 GHz) or equivalent hardware.
    • RAM, depending on used biometric modalities:
      • 128 GB RAM for single modality;
      • 256 GB RAM for two modalities;
      • 384 GB RAM for three modalities.
    • Management Service and Administration Service can be run on the same machine with the following specifications:
      • Server hardware with Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 processor (12 cores, 30M cache, 2.5 GHz) or equivalent hardware.
      • At least 32 GB of RAM.
      • An application server to run the Management Service.
      • A web server for accessing the Administration Service.
    • Adjudication Application can be run on a PC or laptop with these specifications:
      • 32-bit or 64-bit processor running on 2.67 GHz clock rate or better;
      • At least 4 GB of RAM;
      • Microsoft Windows 7 / 8 / 10.
    • MegaMatcher ABIS Client – A client application can be developed for the following platforms:
      • PC or tablet, running Microsoft Windows OS or Linux
      • Mac, running Mac OS X
      • Smartphone or tablet running Android 4.0 or later
      • iPhone or iPad running iOS

Licensing Model

Licensing Model


MegaMatcher Automated Biometric Identification System (MegaMatcher ABIS 10.0) includes a number of components, each particular component is designed for a specific functionality. A license for an individual MegaMatcher ABIS 10.0 component is required for each computer or device that run that component. An integrator should obtain the MegaMatcher ABIS 10.0 Starting Kit and an appropriate quantity of components installation licenses for development and deployment.
MegaMatcher ABIS 10.0 Starting Kit includes the following components:

  • MegaMatcher 10.0 Extended SDK;
  • Image Processing Service– 1 single computer license;
  • Matching Service– 1 single computer license;
  • Management Service– 1 single computer license;
  • Adjudication Application– 1 single computer license;

The required additional components installation licenses and/or customization for specific project needs can be ordered at any time.

Please contact us for more information about licensing MegaMatcher ABIS 10.0. or call us on +1-703-994-1246

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