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Bangladeshi Software Company TigerIT is Ranked in the Top Three in the NIST AFIS Benchmark Battle
DHAKA, Bangladesh, July 3, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bangladesh software development has set yet another landmark by being the first country in the region to develop an NIST certified AFIS SDK. Bangladesh has been a leader in the realm of biometrics in South Asia. The voter roll creation in 2007/2008 was the first step. The Bangladesh Army, with software developed by TigerIT Bangladesh, successfully completed a record-setting biometric identity project for the largest project in the shortest timeframe. In 2008, Maj. Gen Shafiqul Islam of the Bangladesh Army received the ID People award 2008 for ID Outstanding Achievement. This was no minor accomplishment in the biometric identity field. In 2009, TigerIT has moved up another step and has developed an AFIS SDK that has been NIST certified. This puts Bangladesh among six countries who have developed an AFIS SDK that is certified by NIST. NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) is the de-facto test and certification for biometric SDK. Test results from NIST are universally accepted as the measurement of standard for biometric SDKs. However, there is a minimum criterion for the SDK and NIST will not test just any SDK. No other country in the region has developed an SDK worth submitting to NIST yet.