IriTech gets STQC certification for iris cameras

IriTech Inc has been given STQC certification for its iris authentication devices to be used in India’s UIDAI project.

Specifically, IriTech received certifications for all three of its submitted camera models – the IriShield MK 2120U, IriShield BK2121U and IriHerald 1000MK.

In accordance with the SQTC process, a product needs to pass several tests, including the field false reject rate test. According to IriTech, it’s easy for a product to labelled non-compliant from this test.

“That was a tough test,” Daehoon Kim, CEO of IriTech said. “Not only should the device work robustly in various environmental conditions from dawn till dusk, but the associated K7 generator also has to be highly accurate to maintain sharp iris patterns under such a severe compression rate. Any error in extracting iris, pupil or eyelid boundaries will ruin the whole K7 record no matter how good the original captured image is. While the tolerance is set at 1%, IriTech is known to have passed the FRR test with an outstanding result.”

Reported previously, in 2012, IriTech teamed up with Texas Intruments to launch an iris recognition camera with TI’s TMS320C6748 DSP chip.

According to a new market research report, the total market value of touchless sensing and gesture recognition market – which includes iris recognition — is expected to reach $15.02 billion by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 34.94 percent from 2013-2018.

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