The products listed are certified by the FBI as tested and in compliance with the FBI's Next Generation Identification (NGI) Image Quality Specifications (IQS). The review of the test data was conducted by the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division.
The FBI has replaced the Integrated Automatic Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) with the Next Generation Identification (NGI) system in an effort toward modernizing its biometric capabilities for the 21st Century. The NGI System accepts fingerprint images at 1000 ppi, or four times the spatial resolution sampled by the 500 ppi standard for the IAFIS.
The Wavelet Scalar Quantization (WSQ) Gray-scale Fingerprint Image Compression Algorithm is the standard for the exchange of 8-bit, 500ppi fingerprint images within the criminal justice community. Listed below are all the FBI certified WSQ implementations for compliance with the WSQ Specification.