Monday, October 6th, 2014

SEOUL, KOREA -- (ACN Newswire) -- Suprema, Inc., a leading global provider of technology in biometrics and identification, today announced its fingerprint image compression algorithms received the latest version of FBI WSQ (Wavelet Scalar Quantization) Certification which requires highly accurate implementation in the WSQ Gray-Scale Fingerprint Image Compression Specification, Version 3.1.

The WSQ Specification V3.1 sets the latest standard for the exchange of fingerprint images within the biometrics and law enforcement community. Specifically, it is for the exchange of 8-bit, 500ppi fingerprint images by defining a class of encoders and a decoder that is capable of decoding compressed image data from any compliant encoder.

The certification program is designed to facilitate interoperability between agencies and ensure efficient access to FBI criminal justice information services. Version 3.1 is the latest standard for the exchange of fingerprint images within the biometrics and criminal justice community.

"Standardization in biometrics becomes more essential for advancement and growth of the market and industry as larger scale applications are needed from them," said Young S. Moon, Vice President of Suprema Inc. "With the current FBI certification of the WSQ algorithm, we can now provide a complete set of certified fingerprint live scan solutions including FBI approved live scanners and PIV approved fingerprint recognition algorithms." 

About Suprema Inc.

Suprema Inc. is a leading global provider of technologies in biometrics and identification. The company's range of products includes biometric access control systems, fingerprint modules, e-passport readers and live-scanners. Suprema has worldwide sales network in over 125 countries and is also a listed company in stock exchange in South Korea (KOSDAQ). For further information, visit


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