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FpVTE 2012



NIST is announcing Fingerprint Vendor Technology Evaluation 2012 (FpVTE2012). An evaluation of large 1-to-many fingerprint identification algorithms using enrollment sample sizes in the multi-millions.

January 3, 2015: The final report for FpVTE 2012, NIST 8034 Fingerprint Vendor Technology Evaluation is now available.

August 31, 2012: An update has been made to the framework to correct the use of 0 byte length templates. The follow rpms should be installed (rpm -Uhv libbio...)



 Additionally, the validation package has been updated to fix identification stages one and two and provide enrollment output information.


July 23, 2012: The validation package has been updated to correct the output of stage two identification.

July 17, 2012: The validation package has been updated to include scripts that will run validation sets for all three classes of participation. The scripts finish by creating a compressed "tar" file of the output directory that will be returned to NIST for validation on our systems. . 

Just follow the directions in the README file included in the validation package.

July 10, 2012: The validation driver/data package for all three classes is now available at this link fpvte2012_validation_06JULY2012.tar.gz

Note that the validation datasets are only representative of the format of the test data. They are intended to help establish that the submitted software compiles/links correctly and can process the data in the test format. The validation data doesn't represent the same quality that will be used in the actual evaluation. Follow the directions in the README file on using the validation package.

June 5, 2012: An example SDK implementation with empty methods with header file.

fpvteNullSDK.cpp Updated 6/7/2012

fpvteNullSDK.h Updated 6/7/2012

June 4, 2012: Here are the rpm's containing the header files and the biometric evaluations framework for use during software development to the API.

fpvte2012.h Updated 6/7/2012



May 18, 2012: This is the final version of the Test Plan and API document. Comments should be directed to fpvte [at] (fpvte[at]nist[dot]gov).

FpVTE2012_API_Plan_small_060712.pdf Updated 6/7/2012

FpVTE2012_API_Plan_full_060712.pdf Updated 6/7/2012


May 1, 2012: The second draft of the API document. The document will be open for public comment untl May 11, 2012.



March 23, 2012: The first draft Evaluation Plan and API document. The document is open for public comment until April 12, 2012.

FpVTE 2012 Links

FpVTE2012 Application Form
FpVTE 2003


Created March 22, 2012, Updated June 2, 2021