Another distinctive feature of the FpVTE12 tests is the searching time limit for one-to-many identification. Those participants who failed to meet time limits were dismissed.Thus all companies prepared their new high-speed identification algorithms. Not only searching speed but also the accuracy of identification was evaluated as well for final reports. The evaluation allowed each participant to make two submissions per class – fast and slower versions of algorithms.
There were 22 applicants for testing but only 18 could pass at least one test. These 18 are mostly well-known companies in the world of biometrics including two Russian companies – Sonda and Papillon – and a number of new companies as well.
Both experts and organizers of tests gave much attention to the results in Class C on database of 5 million records. The first three places on identification accuracy granted to three biometric giants: NEC (Japan), Morpho / Safran (France) and 3M Cogent (USA).