Introduction to the Windows Biometric Framework (WBF)

This white paper provides information about the Windows Biometric Framework (WBF) for the Windows 7 operating system. It provides an introduction to WBF, together with guidelines that independent hardware vendors (IHVs), independent software vendors (ISVs,) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) should follow when they integrate fingerprint biometric devices with the Windows 7 platform.

WBF is discussed in detail, including the following:
• An overview of WBF and its components.
• An overview of the biometric user experience that WBF provides.
• Guidelines for developing WBF-compatible biometric device drivers and components.
• Guidelines for the distribution of WBF-compatible biometric device drivers and components.

This information applies to the Windows 7 operating system.

More information : http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device/input/smartcard/WBFIntro.mspx

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