Techshino exec discusses iris recognition and China’s biometrics market

January 4, 2016 - 

As a major biometric technology firm with a global presence, Techshino Technology provides multimodal biometric identification solutions including iris, fingerprint, face, and security token products.

The company’s total solutions encompass the areas of hardware design, development platform, and identification algorithms, offering a one-stop shop for businesses across a range of industries.

Earlier this year Techshino released Eyekey, a cloud-based open development platform for multiple biometric identification modalities designed for developers and enterprise users.

The company says its technologies and products are used by approximately 1 billion end users in financial services, healthcare, transportation, government, public security, and education.

Based in The Netherlands with offices in Sunnyvale, Beijing and New Delhi, Techshino offers a range of product applications including internal staff and customer-facing IT access authentication, physical access control, and patient registration and identification.

In an interview with BiometricUpdate.com, Risa Wang, director of international business development at Techshino Technology discussed the company’s iris recognition solution, its recent Biometrics Institute membership, and its cloud-based open development platform, Eyekey.

BiometricUpdate.com: What was the greatest challenge in integrating the TCI311 iris recognition identity solution into Applied Data Logix’s tea pickers time and attendance management solution?

Risa Wang: The greatest challenge was in matching our client’s functional requirements, accurately and efficiently. By this, I mean providing customers the input and output data they expected. After the integration, they still had some new requests for this part, which required us to provide continuous update and input.

Can you discuss why Techshino decided to join the Biometrics Institute and how the collaboration has helped to benefit your clients?

Biometrics Institute is an important, influential association which sets the bridge between biometric technology and application. We have our own biometric technology but would like to learn more application possibility, except for our existing use cases. Meanwhile, we would like to learn more about standards for different market and applications, which Biometrics Institute can give us more information on.

Earlier this year, Techshino launched the cloud-based open development platform Eyekey. Can you tell me more about about this platform and how it benefits developers and enterprise users?

The Eyekey platform has already integrated several face recognition solutions, including mobile time and attendance, and we are also doing a pilot project with Chinese Social Insurance System. The standard API and SDK can provide a smooth platform for those developers who are smart and are interested in biometrics, as well as attract more free engineers to join in. Besides, this cloud-based platform also attracted more SI to provide a total solution for more end-users in a private cloud.

China’s biometrics market, in particular, has seen a significant boom in recent years. What are some of the key factors that have contributed to this growth?

Key factors include biometric industrial leaders cultivating the marketing demand, a national push for the biometrics in government application, such as new national ID application, fingerprint enrollment, and users’ acceptance for the biometric convenience and security instead of concerns of privacy.

What are some key projects that Techshino’s R&D centers are currently working on for 2016?

In 2016, Techshino R&D will focus on a face application for more banks and social security systems, as well as an iris application for the education field.

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