EyeLock patents technology to sequentially link iris and facial biometrics

EyeLock has been granted a U.S. patent for technology that links an iris image with a face image acquired in sequence (during the same transaction), which marks its 45th issued patent. Originally filed on May 14, 2015, Patent No. 9,613,281 is titled “Methods for performing biometric recognition of a human eye and corroboration of same”. The patent application details a biometric recognition method that collects multiple face images or other non-iris images, along with an iris image of an individual.

88 percent of India’s population is Aadhaar registered

According to an article in ieNation, 88.2% of India has now has been registered under the Aadhaar biometric identity program. Aadhaar is the 12-digit unique identification number issued by the Indian government to every individual resident of India. The Aadhaar project aims to provide a single, unique identifier which captures all the demographic and biometric details of every Indian resident. At last count, over 1.1 billion people out of India’s population of 1.27 billion have been registered in the Aadhaar

Samsung Galaxy S8 to feature Princeton Identity iris technology for Mastercard selfie pay

Princeton Identity announced that its patented iris recognition technology is featured in the Samsung Galaxy S8. Earlier this week Samsung announced that the Galaxy S8 will feature facial, iris and fingerprint recognition to deliver improved security for mobile banking and other sensitive applications. Princeton Identity’s iris recognition technology will enable S8 users to quickly unlock their phones with a quick glance at their device. Capturing over 200 points of a person’s iris, iris recognition is far more secure than a

EyeLock demonstrating outdoor iris ID authentication solution at ISC Wes

EyeLock will be exhibiting its outdoor iris identity authentication solution, nano EXT, as well as several other solutions, at ISC West next week in Las Vegas. The nano EXT is designed to handle extreme outdoor environments while providing improved security and convenience for data centers, banks, factories, industrial facilities, and office buildings. The solution incorporates several features including an IP-67 rating for operating in extreme outdoor conditions, an IK-10 certification for its vandal-resistant construction, a standoff distance of 19-24 inches,

Touchtech Payments to expand biometric payments service throughout Europe

Irish startup Touchtech Payments, which offers a solution that uses biometrics to authenticate online payments, is preparing to expand in Germany, France and Kuwait, according to a report by Irish Examiner. Touchtech has developed biometric payment technology that uses smartphones to authenticate users through a range of factors including fingerprinting and facial recognition. Launching its first product in 2015, Touchtech became the first Irish firm to offer a MasterCard and Visa certified payment fingerprint authentication system. The company currently has

Tractica report forecasts global iris recognition market to grow to $4.1B by 2025

Tractica has published a new report that examines the market for iris recognition biometrics hardware from 2016 through 2025, which forecasts that the number of iris recognition device shipments will increase from 10.7 million units in 2016 to 61.6 million units in 2025. The iris recognition market, which will see 277.4 million cumulative shipments over the 10-year forecast, is driven by the continued growth in consumer and government applications. According to Tractica’s “Iris Recognition” report, recent technology advances have brought

Osram Opto introduces new infrared LED for iris scanners

Osram Opto Semiconductors introduced a new infrared LED (IRED) for iris scanners at last week’s Mobile World Congress that, according to the company, illuminates the eyes so evenly that the software identifying the iris pattern hardly needs to correct artifacts. The direction of emission of the new SFH 4787S is slightly angled rather than vertical, simplifying the design process by eliminating the usual mechanical aids. Osram Opto Semiconductors introduced its first generation of this technology for smartphones and mobile devices

TrendForce forecasts optical sensors used in iris and facial recognition to reach $827M in 2025

LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, recently published its 2017 IR LED/IR Laser and Optical Sensor Market Report, which forecasts that the global market of IR LED and IR laser components used in iris and facial recognition solutions will grow at a CAGR of 24 percent from $145 million in 2017 to $827 million in 2025. “The incorporation of features such as iris recognition and 3D Sensing in smartphones provides a lucrative opportunity for suppliers of IR LED, IR laser and

EyeLock demonstrates iris biometric capability on Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

EyeLock demonstrated its iris biometric solution on the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 mobile platform with X16 LTE at this week’s Mobile World Congress 2017. The Snapdragon 835 processor contains the Qualcomm Haven security platform, a set of hardware, software and biometric technologies that provides security features for online banking and payments. The platform also includes hardware-based user authentication, device attestation, and device security for various applications, including mobile payments, enterprise access, and personal data protection. Aside from providing secure fingerprint

BioID introduces eye recognition solution in public beta release

Cloud biometrics developer BioID introduced its new biometric eye (periocular) recognition solution in a public beta release. In addition to the cloud-based face and voice authentication options currently available as part of its BioID Web Service (BWS), the new eye recognition solution gives developers an additional choice when integrating biometric authentication with their applications. According to a company statement, eye recognition will enable new use cases that were not possible with face recognition and can deliver greater performance in certain