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Wistron NeWeb to embed EyeLock iris authentication technology into consumer and enterprise devices


EyeLock announced it has signed a licensing deal with Wistron NeWeb to embed EyeLock’s patented iris authentication technology into various consumer and enterprise devices for applications across PCs, set-top boxes, network devices and automotive sectors.

With this partnership, EyeLock has become the first iris authentication provider to have its patented technology embedded in original design manufacturer devices.

Under the agreement terms, WNC will design, develop and market EyeLock-enabled modules, which will be sold to the market-at-large, as well as incorporated into reference designs of devices for OEM customers.

“EyeLock and WNC will make iris identity authentication technology accessible to people around the world on the devices they use every day,” said Anthony Antolino, chief marketing and business development officer at EyeLock. “Our objective has been to change the way people access and protect their identities and the information most important to them.

“Delivering embedded solutions across consumer products creates easy, safe and ubiquitous identity access to the devices and services we use most. As one of the world’s most recognized and innovative ODMs, our partnership with WNC brings us one step closer to that reality.”

EyeLock is able to incorporate its secured iris authentication into consumer-oriented devices at scale without diminishing the technology’s high level of accuracy or ease-of-use.

The company’s proprietary iris authentication technology is one of the only dual-eye authentication solutions available on the market, viewing more than 240 unique points in each eye.

Previously reported, EyeLock partnered with MorphoTrust USA (Safran) to deliver biometric identity solutions and services to enterprise, motor vehicle administration, airport screening and financial services markets.

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