Iris ID demonstrating mobile iris recognition enrollment and ID products at MWC

Iris ID will soon release two lightweight handheld mobile devices integrated with the OPALi (opal-eye) iris recognition camera module, which provide fast and accurate multimodal enrollment and identification capabilities for field use by border control, customs, immigration, law enforcement and other officials. The company is demonstrating the mobile iris recognition products at this week’s Mobile World Congress in San Francisco’s Moscone Center. The OPALi iris recognition camera module — both of which will be available with MIPI and USB interfaces

IriTech introduces iris camera system designed for PCs

IriTech has revealed a new product line called IriVault, an iris camera system designed specifically for laptop and desktop computers. IriVault is a compact and lightweight camera under 3.5 inches designed to be connected externally, as an encased product, or internally, as an OEM module, to a PC to provide real-time iris identification for applications such as desktop sign-in without passwords, single sign-on, online payments, email/file/folder encryption and decryption. These functions can be done automatically as a background Windows service

EyeVerify launches cloud ID platform in Asia, rebrands to Zoloz

EyeVerify is now providing its cloud-based identification solution for the underserved and underbanked people in Asia, according to a company blog post written by founder and CEO Toby Rush. Since being acquired by Ant Financial Services Group last September, Rush said the company as expanded worldwide with new customers in North America, Europe and Asia; made strategic partnerships, and increased its investment in research and product development. By integrating Eyeprint ID into Alipay’s lifestyle app, Rush said the company has

Qualcomm update to better support face, image recognition for smartphones

Qualcomm’s upcoming update to its image signal processor (ISP) will better support features like face recognition and mixed reality, according to a report by Tom’s Guide. Spectra ISP is a part of the Snapdragon system on chip that’s a widely deployed mobile processor platform for Android smartphones. The next major Snapdragon update isn’t expected to be released until next year, however, the planned updates for the Spectra ISP will significantly improve the cameras on 2018 Android phones and virtual- and

Qualcomm Mobile Security to license EyeLock iris authentication technology

EyeLock LLC has entered into a license agreement with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, for Qualcomm Mobile Security. Under the agreement, EyeLock is developing iris authentication solutions that are designed to work with Qualcomm Mobile Security and enable OEMs across the entire IoT scope to benefit from EyeLock’s iris authentication capabilities. “This agreement is a great acknowledgement of the quality and capability of our technology and an indication of the growing demand for increased security and convenience

IriTech wins Frost & Sullivan’s best new product innovation award

Frost & Sullivan has recognized IriTech, Inc. with the 2017 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for ‘New Product Innovation’, based on its recent analysis of the new trends in the iris biometrics industry. IriTech took the leadership role in developing advanced iris biometric technology and products for the new markets and making it more affordable and accessible to end users on a global scale. The company’s iris hardware and software are being used by many large-scale projects operated by

TSB Bank to add iris recognition to mobile app

TSB Bank will introduce iris recognition capabilities to its mobile banking app starting this September, enabling customers to login to their bank account by simply glancing at their device, according to a report by the BBC. As a result, TSB will become the first bank in Europe to offer the technology. Customers will need the latest Samsung Galaxy S8 device and register their irises to use the feature. The banking mobile app currently enables TSB customers to log on to

Jumio adds eyeball tracking capabilities to ID verification solution

Jumio has added eyeball tracking biometric capabilities to its trusted identity verification solution, Netverify. In addition to conducting a “liveness” check to verify that a real person is holding the mobile device, Jumio’s Netverify will now require users to follow an icon on the mobile device screen with their eyes as it moves in a random pattern. The biometric verification technology will be available to all Netverify users, including financial institutions, sharing economy providers, online gaming and travel companies. “Fingerprint

UN using IrisGuard ethereum blockchain payment platform for refugees

The United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees (UNHCR) is using IrisGuard’s private Ethereum blockchain technology to enable streamlined payment services for thousands of Syrian refugees seeking humanitarian aid, according to a report by ETH News. After refugees are registered through UNHCR, other humanitarian organizations including the World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) can further assist them through resettlement programs, international remittance, healthcare services and microfinance to promote a better

IRIS ID time and attendance solution selected by Chinese manufacturer

Iris ID revealed that its iCAM 7000 solution has been selected to manage employee time and attendance for Tongrentang, a leading manufacturer of traditional Chinese medicine. The Beijing-based company, which was founded in 1669, operates more than 1,000 retail outlets and hospital locations across the country. The iris-based biometric identification solution will be phased in over the next few years and is expected to be used by approximately 20,000 employees. The system will also be used for identity authentication at