June 20, 2016 -
Iris recognition company Delta ID recently announced that it has been selected as a Red Herring Top 100 North America winner for 2016.
Delta ID’s patented ActiveIRIS technology makes the iris in eyes a unique and secret “password” allowing users to just look at their device to unlock it, make payments and log into applications. The technology combines an advanced software algorithm with simple, inexpensive, easy to integrate hardware to make iris recognition fast and reliable in conditions and scenarios where users typically use their mobile devices.
According to a statement by the company, Delta ID has made exceptional advances in the last year in bringing iris recognition technology to mass market consumer mobile devices with multiple mobile OEMs introducing products with ActiveIRIS technology.
“We are honored to be recognized in the Red Herring Top 100 for North America in 2016,” said Salil Prabhakar, president and CEO of Delta ID. “We believe our ActiveIRIS technology has set the bar high for security and convenience in accessing mobile devices and applications, and this award underscores the value it delivers to the mobile ecosystem.”
Red Herring Top 100 America enlists outstanding entrepreneurs and promising companies and selects the award winners from approximately 1,200 privately financed companies each year in the US and Canada.
“In 2016, selecting the top achievers was extremely difficult,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “The variety, depth, disruption and traction we saw from the early stage companies to those with significant scale made it one of the toughest vintages to judge. The North America winners are representative of the amazing ecosystem that never ceases to astound, with new and experienced entrepreneurs continuing to push the barriers of innovation. As one of the winners, Delta ID should be proud of its accomplishment under such strong competition.”