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Auraya launches ‘ArmorVox for Android’ voice biometrics solution


Australian voice-based security solutions provider Auraya Systems has developed a version of its ArmorVox10 voice biometrics engine that runs wholly on an Android device.

According to Auraya’s announcement, “ArmorVox for Android” features ArmorVox’s language-independent Speaker Adaptive core voice biometrics technology (which is patented in Australia as well as the U.S.), but in a “cut down” version configured to operate on an Android smartphone or tablet device.

ArmorVox for Android software provides both enrolment and verification functionality, meaning that a smartphone can enrol a speaker, and then verify the enrolled speaker to, for instance, unlock the device, access secure apps such as mobile banking.

The Android version supports a single text-dependent mode instead of the multiple voice biometrics modes featured in the full version such as text-dependent, text-independent, text-prompted, fast cross matching, and gender detection. This means that a user can say a simple phrase like “unlock my phone” for authentication.

Auraya CEO Dr Clive Summerfield said in a statement, “By limiting the functionality only to text-dependent mode, storage and processing requirements are significantly reduced but without compromising the industrial strengthen accuracy, robustness and reliability for which the ArmorVox10 is renowned.”

Auraya is aiming ArmorVox for Android at smartphone manufacturers, mobile app developers and operating system developers.

In July, ArmorVox10 won the iAwards’ new product category award granted by the Australian technology and industry. And in September, Shadowtrack Technologies chose ArmorVox10 as the voice biometrics component of its monitoring solution to track offenders on house arrest.

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