Top Use Cases of Biometric Verification in the Modern World

Table of Contents Introduction Smartphone and Device Access Law Enforcement & Public Security Border Control & Travel Healthcare & Patient Identification Financial Services Physical Access Control Conclusion   Forget fumbling for passwords or trying to remember that obscure PIN you set years ago. Biometric verification is reshaping the way we interact with technology. This method […]

What’s the Difference Between Facial Identification and Facial Recognition?

Table of Contents Introduction Facial Identification Facial Recognition Key Differences Recap Privacy and Ethical Considerations Conclusion   Facial recognition technology has become a familiar presence in our lives. From unlocking our smartphones with a glance to being tagged automatically in photos on social media, it seems like our faces are increasingly becoming unique identifiers. However, […]

Lakota Launches Support for European Dactyloscopy System (EURODAC)

We are excited to announce that Lakota’s software products, Ani and Whorl, can now support creating, editing, and validating biometric files for compliance with the European Dactyloscopy System (EURODAC) specification. Launched in 2003, EURODAC stores and processes digital fingerprint records of asylum seekers who have entered a European country (31 countries in total: 27 EU […]

Lakota Software Receives 2023 Governor’s Export Awards

On September 28, 2023, Lakota Software Solutions was honored to receive its first round of export awards from the state of West Virginia. Each year, the Governor’s Export Awards ceremony celebrates the exporting successes of businesses across the state. The event is sponsored by the state of WV and the WV Department of Economic Development. […]

Lakota Launches Support for DCSA SWFT Transactions

We are excited to announce that Lakota’s can now produce EFT files for submission to the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) Secure Web Fingerprint Transmission (SWFT) system. If your organization has a facility clearance and maintains a cleared workforce, can offer you a low-cost electronic fingerprint solution for SWFT transactions. What exactly […]

ANSI/NIST-ITL Standards Update – Winter 2023

We had the privilege to attend a virtual conference that covered many topics on updates and requests to further define the ANSI/NIST-ITL standards for biometrics. Here are some Key Takeaways from the presentations: Contactless Fingerprint Data Interchange (presented by Shahram Orandi @ NIST): – Support for contactless has been around since 2007, but devices weren’t […]

How to create EFT files

If you’re not sure how to get started with creating an EFT file then please continue reading!  Lakota Software Solutions has developed the applications you need to create a compliant EFT file for a variety of different scenarios. We have decades of experience working with the FBI, DoD, DHS, NATO, and other international agencies, which […]

Meet Whorl – the most advanced biometric file editor on the market

Whorl is an application developed by Lakota Software Solutions that allows a user to create, modify and validate ANSI/NIST-ITL formatted files to comply with specifications. It fully supports the latest FBI and DoD Electronic Biometric Transmission Specification (EBTS) as well as the newest NATO STANAG specification. This application provides law enforcement agencies on the federal, state, […]

How to create EFT files for ATF Form 4 transactions

Lakota Software Solutions has developed the applications you need to create a compliant EFT file for a variety of different scenarios, with the most recent scenario being NFA transactions via the ATF eForms portal. On December 21, 2021, the ATF released a new update to their eForms website, which now allows FFL dealers to submit fingerprints […]

How to create an NFA gun trust (and why)

If you’re an FFL dealer handling NFA or Class III transactions, you may want to help your customers with setting up a gun trust.  Trusts give multiple people access to NFA items in the Trust and help future-proof the ownership of those items (e.g. father passes away and kids want ownership of the suppressor). If […]