Delta ID receives certification for iris scanning technology

September 21, 2016 - 

Delta ID Inc. has been awarded certification for its ActiveIRIS technology by Standardization, Testing and Quality Certification (STQC) from India’s Ministry of Communication and IT.

Delta ID has licensed ActiveIRIS technology to Samsung for integration into Samsung mobile devices, starting with Samsung Galaxy Tab Iris, India’s first mobile device with iris scanner for Aadhaar authentication.

ActiveIRIS technology offers a patented hardware design and advanced software algorithm to bring iris scanning and recognition to mobile devices that is quick and easy to use for consumers, and relatively inexpensive for mobile OEMs to integrate.

Last May, Delta ID became the first company to bring iris scanning and recognition technology to market in collaboration with Fujitsu and NTT DOCOMO in the F-04G smartphone.

Since then the company has launched its ActiveIRIS technology in various mobile devices from Fujitsu, Samsung and other major OEMs.

The iris is a more secure and reliable biometric modality to identify and authenticate people as it works across a broader population. And unlike fingerprints, the iris remains unaffected by external conditions.

The integration of iris technology in mobile devices is expected to further expedite the use of India’s Aadhaar system across both government and private enterprise services.

“I believe we are at that the cusp of a major change in how biometrics, particularly, iris scanning will play in enabling access to a variety of services we use via our smartphones and tablets,” said Dr. Salil Prabhakar, president and CEO of Delta ID Inc. “It has been a privilege to work with the Samsung team on the integration of our iris technology to bring India’s first Aadhaar enabled mobile device to market. We are confident the citizens of India will find it easy and convenient to use for Aadhaar authentication and eKYC applications.”

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