SRI International to provide iris recognition in Samsung mobile devices

March 26, 2015 - 

SRI International announced it is exclusively licensing its iris recognition solution Iris on the Move (IOM) to Samsung for use in their mobile devices, starting with the customized Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 tablet.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 tablet with IOM technology will be introduced at the SIA New Product Showcase at the International Security Conference West 2015.

Tests have shown SRI’s Iris On the Move technology to be more than 1,000 times more accurate than published fingerprint data.

“The next-generation IOM iris recognition solution will create new applications and markets and increase adoption in existing markets,” said Mark Clifton, president of products and solutions at SRI International.

SRI is looking for initial adopters of its IOM solution — which performs accurate and effortless identity authentication to streamline security and improve the user experience — for various security and identity management applications.

IOM products are well suited for airports, access control, workforce management, and similar security applications, and include systems for indoor and outdoor operation, said SRI.

If the IOM proves to be successful in Samsung’s customized tablet, there is a good chance that Samsung will also integrate the technology in its upcoming smartphones.

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