The OASIS Biometrics TC  members have recently approved a Committee Specification Draft (CSD) and submitted it for 30-day public review:
WS-Biometric Devices Version 1.0
Committee Specification Draft 01 / Public Review Draft 01
25 August 2014
WS-Biometric Devices, or WS-BD, is a command & control protocol for biometric devices. It uses the language for the web; proprietary knowledge of sensor interfaces are no longer required. Desktop, laptop, tablet, and smartphone applications can access sensors just as easily as they can navigate to a website.
The OASIS Biometric TC seeks to accelerate the use of biometrics through services and enhanced interoperability in distributed environments.
Public Review Period:
The public review starts 24 September 2014 at 00:00 UTC and ends 23 October 2014 at 23:59 UTC.
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