Tascent launches mobile biometric platform for iPhone

July 20, 2016 - 

Tascent has launched its latest generation mobile biometric device Tascent M6, which can be used with the Apple iPhone 6 or 6s to form a multimodal biometric platform for a broad range of identification applications.

Supporting iris, face, fingerprint, and voice biometrics, Tascent M6 is designed to be used with a range of applications including consumer travel, financial services, public safety and humanitarian aid.

Tascent M6, which is already in use in several applications around the world, is opening new markets for mobile biometrics through a combination of usability, small form factor, biometric performance and an open architecture approach.

As such, partners are able to develop custom applications through the Tascent Mobile SDK.

“Tascent M6 hits a sweet spot not commonly found in the market: It’s highly compact and easy to use, while also delivering advanced multimodal biometric capabilities in a secure, scalable framework,” says Joey Pritikin, VP marketing and product management at Tascent. “This makes it an ideal fit for a wide range of emerging commercial applications, while also delivering a true next generation capability to established end users in government and related markets.”

The product is offered in two configurations, with one supporting fingerprint, face, and voice biometrics and the other enabling the full complement of iris, fingerprint, face and voice biometrics.

Tascent M6 is powered by world-class biometric sensors, including Tascent’s advanced iris imaging system and Integrated Biometrics‘ Sherlock fingerprint sensor.

Using these devices, Tascent M6 is capable of dual-eye iris capture and dual-print or rolled fingerprint capture, even in bright sunlight.

M6 has received FBI’s rigorous Appendix F FAP45 certification for fingerprint capture, and adheres to international standards for biometric and product performance.

The Made for iPhone product leverages iOS and the iPhone to deliver advanced capabilities that help deploy biometrics and identity, including FIPS 140-2-certified encryption, MDM readiness, advanced wireless communications, GPS, and the iSight camera itself.

Following the successful implementation of its InSight Duo iris recognition system in airports around the world, the air travel industry is also taking note of Tascent’s mobile solution, which has integrated passport reading capability.

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