BS ISO/IEC 19794-1:2011+A2:2015 Information technology. Biometric data interchange formats. Framework

BS ISO/IEC 19794-1:2011+A2:2015

Information technology. Biometric data interchange formats. Framework

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : July 2011



What is this standard about? 

This is the first part in a series of standards on formats for the exchange of biometric data. It describes general aspects and requirements for defining biometric data interchange formats.

Who is this standard for? 

  • Producers and suppliers of biometric data devices and associated software
  • Users of biometric data interchange formats
  • Conformance and testing organizations associated with biometric data

Why should you use this standard? 

The BS ISO/IEC 19794 series has been developed to be used in access control and identification systems such as those based on smart cards or other recognition tools, and also applies to the storage of biometric identification data in corporate databases.

Biometric data interchange and biometric interface standards are both necessary to achieve full data interchange and interoperability for biometric recognition in an open systems environment. 

This standard defines what is commonly applied for biometric data formats, i.e. the standardization of the common content, meaning, and representation of biometric data formats of biometric types considered in the specific parts of ISO/IEC 19794.

Use of this part of the standard ensures that components of the biometric system can be substituted with other components from different vendors with minimum effort. It also ensures that biometric data produced by one system can be used by another system, through conformance testing.

What’s changed since the last update?

  • The standard has been amended to specify the latest concepts, test types and conformance testing methodologies relating to biometric systems

Standard NumberBS ISO/IEC 19794-1:2011+A2:2015
TitleInformation technology. Biometric data interchange formats. Framework
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date31 July 2011
Confirm Date13 November 2017
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)RFC 5234, ISO/IEC 29794-1:2009, RFC 5141, ISO/IEC 19785-2
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO/IEC 2382-29, ISO/IEC 19784, ISO/IEC TR 24722:2007, ISO/IEC 17000:2004, ISO/IEC 7816-11:2004, ISO/IEC 19785-3:2007, ISO/IEC 24787, ISO/IEC 19785-1:2006, ISO 9000:2005, ISO/IEC GUIDE 2:2004, ISO/IEC 2382-37:2017
ReplacesBS ISO/IEC 19794-1:2006
International RelationshipsISO/IEC 19794-1:2011 ED2 CONSL,ISO/IEC 19794-1:2011/Amd 2:201
Amended ByAmendment, July 2015; Amendment, April 2013
Draft Superseded By09/30175549 DC13/30244078 DC
DescriptorsBiometrics, Identification methods, Photographic images, Human body, Information exchange, Data representation, Data processing, Image processing (computer)
Title in FrenchTechnologies de l'information. Formats d'échange de données biométriques. Cadre
Title in GermanInformationstechnik. Biometrische Datenaustauschformate. Rahmenbedingungen
ISBN978 0 580 74907 0
File Size1.91 MB

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