OASIS members and other interested parties,
The OASIS Biometrics TC members  have produced an updated Committee Specification Draft (CSD) and submitted this specification for 15-day public review:
WS-Biometric Devices Version 1.0
Committee Specification Draft 02 / Public Review Draft 02
12 November 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 18 December 2014 at 00:00 UTC and ends 01 January 2015 at 23:59 UTC. The specification was previously submitted for public review . This 15-day review is limited in scope to changes made from the previous review. Changes are highlighted in the diff-marked PDF file .
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