British biometrics firm Net-X Solutions has announced that its WSQ fingerprint compression software for android has received FBI certification.The Wavelet Scalar Quantization (WSQ) Gray-scale Fingerprint Image Compression Specification Version 3.1 is the latest standard for the exchange of 8-bit, 500ppi fingerprint images within the criminal justice community.The FBI's Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) collects, encodes, stores, and retrieves digitized fingerprint images. It is a requirement that fingerprints submitted to the FBI conform to their strict standards. Having passed the certification process this implementation facilitates the interoperability between these agencies and ensures efficient access to FBI criminal justice information services.Net-X Solutions first achieved FBI certification for its WSQ SDK products, for the Windows platform in 2009; continued development saw a further release in 2013 which provided WSQ 3.1 specification compliance.”Obtaining FBI certification for our latest WSQ product for Android is testament to Net-X Solutions continued commitment to producing high quality; standards based biometric development tools to help developers in the biometric field; reduce costs and bring their solutions to market faster” said James Jones, director at Net-X Solutions.