Jeff Carter appointed CEO of EyeLock

VOXX International announced today that Jeff Carter, formerly CTO of EyeLock, the company’s majority owned subsidiary, has been appointed CEO of EyeLock, effective immediately. “Jeff has been central to the development of EyeLock’s intellectual property, a portfolio that includes nearly 100 patents and pending patents as well as proprietary technology …,” said Pat Lavelle, VOXX International’s President and CEO. “He has been working to enhance not only EyeLock’s IP, but its distribution channels and customer reach; roles he will continue

EyeLock to showcase iris authentication technology at CES

EyeLock will showcase outdoor and indoor access control solutions and release its new embedded iris authentication solution “Harrington” at CES this week. Harrington, which was recently integrated into ViaTouch’s Auto-Retail Vending Solution, is a self-contained, standalone iris enrollment and authentication system. It offers a variety of system interface topologies available to the end-user with three different image sensor lensing options that allow nominal working distances up to 60cm with imager module thickness between 3.0mm and 5.7mm. Dual iris enrollment and

ViaTouch integrates EyeLock for “high-tech vending machine” AI

Iris recognition technology from EyeLock will be embedded into ViaTouch’s Auto-Retail solution to provide security and personalization, following an integration partnership announced Wednesday. Developed from its real-time, interactive media solution LISA (which stands for Luxery Interactive Smart Shelves), ViaTouch’s Vicki (ViaTouch Intellishelf Cognitive Kinetic Interactions) product uses artificial intelligence to serve as a virtual clerk and high-tech vending machine. EyeLock’s iris authentication technology with dual-eye verification enables a fast, user-friendly experience, according to the announcement. Vicki engages with customers, talk

Biometrics industry stocks this week

As the biometrics industry continues to grow, Biometric Update is bringing a new focus to the stories around the stocks in the sector. Check in with this space each week for a rundown of the financial news and interesting ideas from the week that was. Are stock indices ready for a pullback? As markets continue to trade near record highs some suggest there are signs the trend could be at an end. One analyst pointed out the S&P 500 recently

EyeLock issued three new U.S. patents

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued three new U.S. patents to EyeLock LLC. Patent numbers 9,792,498, 9,792,499 and 9,792,497 cover technology innovations for the ease and speed of biometric matching; the validation of iris and facial images; and visual guidance for gaze alignment. “We couldn’t be more excited about these latest patent awards that show EyeLock’s continued technical expertise and leadership in developing unique capabilities for the efficient deployment of multi-modal biometrics,” said EyeLock CTO Jeff

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

STANLEY Security to offer EyeLock iris biometric access control solutions to North American customers

EyeLock announced that STANLEY Security, a division of Stanley Black & Decker, will offer EyeLock’s full suite of hardware and software access control solutions to its North American customer base. According to a company statement, EyeLock’s approach provides maximum flexibility by offering designs that have either on-board or host-based processing and illumination. Its reference designs have working distances of up to 60 cm with a false accept rate of 1 in 1.5 million for single eye authentication and a false

EyeLock issued patent for single camera system to acquire iris and face biometrics

EyeLock has been issued U.S. Patent No. 9,646,217 relating to a single camera system designed to acquire iris and face image biometrics by adjusting the lighting between the two acquisitions. “Our latest patent continues to strengthen EyeLock’s position in the mobile and broader Internet of Things (IoT) sectors,” said EyeLock CEO Jim Demitrieus. “The compact design of this solution leverages a single camera component to perform multiple functions, resulting in a lower total cost to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and

Eyelock patents technology for predicting timing for quality iris images

EyeLock has been issued a U.S. patent relating to technology that uses conditions of the iris to predict a time sequence for acquiring a high probability of quality iris images. As noted in the application for U.S. Patent No. 9,633,260, the invention uses conditions about the iris to predict an upcoming time window during which there is a high probability that quality iris images can be acquired for biometric purposes. During this limited timeframe, a limited number of images with

Eyelock issued patent for mobility identity platforms

EyeLock has been granted a patent for an invention that selects images with the best iris-related quality metrics to hold in memory for further processing. This represents the company’s 46th issued patent. According to a company statement, the mobility identity platform: provides opportunistic acquisition of a number of iris images from which a limited number of images that each meets a quality threshold is stored or maintained for further processing; does not require autofocus functions that often trail user movements