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Agnitio launches updated speaker verification system


Agnitio has just launched its BATVOX 4.0, the newest iteration of its popular forensic speaker verification system.

According to the company, BATVOX is currently in use by more than 50 police departments and other forensic institutions in more than 35 countries. The new system incorporates the company’s 4G advanced voice biometrics technology.

Security is improved, says the company, as the new algorithms allow for more accurate calculation of likelihood ratios involved in speaker verification. This upgrade has also improved the flexibility of the device, as the company says it produces lower case rejection rates due to less restrictive reference materials requirements.

“Agnitio BATVOX is already the world’s leading forensic system for speaker verification. We are now proud to introduce BATVOX 4.0, with an even higher level of accuracy, flexibility, and performance,” Emilio Martinez, Agnitio CEO said. “With these enhancements, AGNITIO continues to stay far ahead of competition in forensic speaker verification systems.”

Reported previously, Agnitio was recently awarded a research and development contract from the U.S. government’s Technical Support Working Group.  

Based on its unintrusive nature and accessible basic componentry, voice biometrics is one of the fastest growing modalities in the market today.

A recently-published report on call center security found that 55 percent of UK consumers would use voice biometrics for some phone banking tasks. Also, many banks have adopted this technology for their customer verification and phone banking authentication.

Also, according to a survey conducted by Nuance Communications, 85 percent of people are dissatisfied with current authentication methods and 90 percent of people are eager to use voice biometrics in place of more traditional means.

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