Biometric Services Platform (BioSP)
BioSP (Biometric Services Platform) is a service-oriented platform used to enable a biometric system with advanced biometric data processing and management functionality in a web services architecture. It is feature-rich and highly configurable, providing programmable workflow, data management and formatting, and other important utilities for useful in large-scale integrated fingerprint, face, and iris recognition systems.
BioSP is modular, programmable, scalable, and secure, capable of managing all aspects of transaction workflow including messaging, submissions, responses, and logging.
User data access is provided by BioSP Logical Access module. This allows for both UI-level security and specific data security based an individual user groups and roles within the system. All communication to and from the BioSP server supports both SSL encryption as well as WS-Security. These two technologies prevent both man-in-the-middle and malicious client attacks.
BioSP Workflow Manager allows stateful processing workflow that involves user interaction, such as approvals, reviews, or edits. The workflow is scripted using BPEL, which allows it to be easily modified to many use cases. Each state of the workflow can have a different owner, and history is tracked over the lifecycle.
BioSP Subject Manager provides services for managing and archiving subject identity data, both biographic and biometric, as well as custom metadata. Subject Manager manages the server side of biometric enrolment processes, the collection of biometric samples (images or templates) and biographic data for credentialing, biometric identification, or biometric verification. It provides support for finger, face, palm, iris, and scar/mark/tattoo images.
BioSP Transaction Manager provides services for building transaction workflows between multiple disparate systems, including enrolment clients and other back-end systems. It is driven by BPEL workflow definitions and is highly configurable, managing both receipt of submissions and processing of responses from distributed sources. Store-and-forward requirements for standards-based communication with local, state, federal, and international government agencies are addressed with Transaction Manager.
BioSP Format Manager provides services for working with various open standards data formats to enable interchange of biometric and biographic data. Format Manager parses, validates, constructs or transcodes standard-compliant biometric data structures, including those formats defined by ANSI/NIST, ANSI/INCITS, ISO/IEC, FIPS-201, and ICAO.