October 25, 2012 -
CMITech Company, Ltd., a leading developer of iris recognition systems, announced that it has been awarded certification for its BMT-20 iris recognition camera by the Standardization, Testing and Quality Certification (STQC) Directorate of India.
STQC regulates all biometrics devices to be utilized in India’s ground breaking Unique ID (UID) program. The UID program has already enrolled about 200 million Indian residents, and has set a goal of enrolling an additional 400 million residents by mid-2014.
UID is unprecedented in its scope and vision. Many Indian residents, especially the very poor, have never received a traditional ID credential such as a birth certificate, driver’s license or the India PAN card for taxes and financial transactions. The UID program will pull many Indian residents into India’s modernizing economy, and potential fraud and abuse will be greatly reduced.
“CMITech is truly gratified to receive certification from STQC,” said Dr. JJ Chae, founder and CEO of CMITech. “The UID program is the most notable civil identity project in the world. Its mission of providing digital identities to all Indian residents promises to advance economic development throughout the country. We are very pleased to become a part of this effort.”
CMITech received certification following a rigorous evaluation and testing program that ensures that devices meet a full range of specifications and requirements, which cover image quality, interoperability, form factor, environmental, electro-magnetic interference, manufacturing quality, and subject usability.