Nuance Announces Dragon ID Voice Biometrics for Mobile

Nuance Communications, Inc. on Tuesday announced a new voice biometrics technology, Dragon ID, allowing mobile device users to unlock their electronics using their voice.

A recent survey conducted by Nuance discovered 96% of respondents said they often make mistakes typing in passwords on their mobile phones.
Dragon ID eradicates complexity of keying in passwords, by offering a secure and convenient way to “wake up” devices with a simple spoken password.

“Consumer devices and the experiences they deliver are incredibly personal – and with that comes a need for greater security,” said Michael Thompson, executive vice president and general manager, Nuance Mobile. “Nuance’s innovative Dragon ID further humanizes the mobile experience, leveraging a person’s unique voice to secure and access their device, and keeping the content they rely on each day private and personal.”

Dragon ID is available for consumer device OEMs, initially supporting English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and Korean for Android and other platforms, and will expand with more language availability in 2012.

The company’s voice biometrics authentication technology is currently being used with over 20 million voiceprints enrolled globally by enterprises, carriers, banks and government institutions.

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