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BioCTS for ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 and ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 Update:  2013 Traditional and NIEM XML Encoding

September 2014

BioCTS for ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 and ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 Update: 2013 contains four Conformance Test Suites (CTSs).

The CTSs for AN-2011 are designed to test AN-2011 transactions for conformance to the AN-2011 standard.  Conformance testing is performed for the following selected record types: 

  • Type 1, Transaction Information Record
  • Type 4, High-resolution grayscale fingerprint image
  • Type 10, Facial and SMT image
  • Type 13, Variable-resolution latent image
  • Type 14, Variable-resolution fingerprint image
  • Type 15, Palm print image
  • Type 17, Iris image

The CTSs for AN-2013 are designed to test AN-2013 transactions for conformance to the AN-2013 standard.  Conformance testing is performed for the following selected record types: 

  • Type 1, Transaction Information Record
  • Type 4, High-resolution grayscale fingerprint image
  • Type 10, Photographic body part imagery (including face and SMT)

Development of additional Record Types for the AN-2013 CTS is ongoing.

For transactions that include record types other than those listed above, the presence of the records is reported (including record length), but no conformance testing is performed on these records.

Software Downloads

BioCTS for AN-2011 and AN-2013 contains everything required to test implementations of AN-2011 and AN-2013. Read the instructions contained in the associated documentation.

Current Versions: 

To see what has changed since the initial release, please review the Changelog.

Old Versions:

Documentation

Sponsor

The BioCTS work was sponsored in part by the Department of Homeland Security/Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM)

Contact

Send comments/errors on the tool, sample data and documentation to BioCTS@nist.gov

Screen Captures

The following screen captures were taken from BioCTS for AN-2011 and AN-2013. Batch testing and the Editor are shown in the examples below:

Screen capture from BioCTS for AN-2011. Batch testingBatch Testing: Overall results (left panel), Detailed results (right panel)


Screen capture from BioCTS for AN-2011. Editor TabEditor: All supported record types shown. Arrows allow user to expand results


Screen capture from BioCTS for AN-2011. Expanded Results

Editor With Expanded Results: Field 1.001 (LEN) expanded to show containing data