Biometrics Glossary - E

Welcome to the Biometrics Glossary - E - for terms beginning with E

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Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT)

Electronic Benefits Transfer enables automatic benefits distribution. It is currently implemented in WIC and Food Stamps programs.

End User
A person who interacts with a biometric system to enroll or have his/her identity checked.

A person who has a biometric reference template on file.

The process of collecting biometric samples from a person and the subsequent preparation and storage of biometric reference templates representing that person's identity.

Enrolment Time
The time a person must spend to have his/her biometric reference template successfully created. 

Enrolment Station
A workstation at which an individual's biometrics (fingerprint, voiceprint, etc.) and personal information (name, address, etc.) can be entered into a bioidentification system.

The process of converting a captured biometric sample into biometric data so that it can be compared to a reference template.