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Latent Interoperability Transmission Specification



Melissa Taylor, Will Chapman, Austin Hicklin, George Kiebuzinski, Peter Komarinski, John Mayer-Splain, Rachel Wallner


The Latent Interoperability Transmission Specification (LITS) is an application profile of the American National Standards Institute/National Institute of Standards and Technology, Information Technology Laboratory (ANSI/NIST-ITL) standard entitled "American National Standard for Information Systems: Data Format for the Interchange of Fingerprint, Facial & Other Biometric Information" (ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011). LITS is a system-level specification, parallel to and compatible with the Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Justice Information Services Electronic Biometric cross- jurisdictional automated friction ridge identification systems (AFIS).
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 1152
Report Number


AFIS, latentprint, forensic science, interoperability, palmprint, fingerprint, forensics


Taylor, M. , Chapman, W. , Hicklin, A. , Kiebuzinski, G. , Komarinski, P. , , J. and Wallner, R. (2013), Latent Interoperability Transmission Specification, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed April 23, 2024)
Created February 4, 2013, Updated November 10, 2018