BioLink Releases Product Supporting Smart-card Readers

Sept. 13, 2006
SDK supports biometric scanner with smart card reader

Biolink Software Development Kit v5.2 provides tools for independent developers to integrate biometric identification into their applications by matching live fingerprints to digital templates of fingerprints stored in database. It generates multi-finger templates compatible with large-scale biometric identification solutions and supports various programming languages and platforms including C, C++, .NET, Visual Basic, and Delphi.

BioLink Solutions announces the release of the new version of BioLink Software Development Kit (BSDK) - v. 5.2. The key feature of the new BSDK compared to the previous versions is the support for a biometric scanner combined with a smart card reader also provided by BioLink.

BSDK 5.2 is a set of tools for independent developers and system integrators to integrate BioLink biometric identification into their applications by using the following functions: scanning fingerprints, converting the obtained fingerprint images into digital templates andmatching the live fingerprint produced to the template stored in thedatabase.

BSDK 5.2 supports a wide range of programming languages and platforms (including C, C++, .NET, Visual Basic and Delphi), provides GUI based on ActiveX, and can be used with high-level programming languages Visual Basic Script or JavaScript.

The new version is able to generate multi-finger templates compatible with BioLink's large-scale biometric identification solutions, such as AMIS (Automated Multi-biometric Information System). Apart frompurely biometric scanners, BioLink SDK 5.2 is compliant with a combined device offered by BioLink - a fingerprint scanner with a smart-card reader able to do two-factor authentication. The device can be used either as a biometric scanner, smart-card reader or both. Support for two-factor authentication opens new implementation opportunities for BioLink's biometrics.

The licensing scheme for BSDK 5.2 has also been expanded: SDK can now be licensed on a particular workstation with serial numbers and activation via the corporate website ().