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AGNITiO releases KIVOX Mobile 5.0 at CES


AGNITiO, a leader in secure voice biometrics, has released the latest version of its mobile voice biometrics product, KIVOX Mobile 5.0 at the Consumer Electronics Show.

The new KIVOX 5.0 version offers users more highly secured authentication options that enable both text-independent voice authentication, and fixed phrase authentication.

For the first time, with KIVOX 5.0, a single voice identification engine is able to perform fixed phrase, free phrase and now natural speech authentication to accurately identify and authenticate users in embedded devices and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Anastasia Pavlovic, Technical Project Manager at AGNITiO also outlined other technical features about the new platform to BiometricUpdate.com.

Speaking naturally, users can now authenticate using short natural speech commands in any language. Adding natural speech voice authentication in any language, KIVOX Mobile 5.0 enhances the context awareness of IoT devices with speaker identification information.

With AGNITiO’s Voice iD technology, IoT and embedded devices gain personalized context that can be used to customize the user experience accordingly. As an example, KIVOX Mobile 5.0 can engage a voice-activated virtual assistant to provide customized responses according to the preferences of each enrolled voice, recognizing users who are simply speaking in short, natural language phrases or utterances, even in noisy environments.

“KIVOX Mobile 5.0 leads the market in voice authentication for embedded devices. Controlling a variety of smart devices and directing the Internet of Things, speakers may speak freely and be automatically recognized and profiled to unlock devices, control functions, and perform transactions,” says Emilio Martinez, CEO of AGNITiO. “Text-independent voice biometrics authentication is nonintrusive and natural for everyone, and strikes the balance between consumer privacy, security and convenience.”

Enhanced technical features include anti-spoof capabilities. Spoofing is a technique in which a fraudster obtains a recording of a user’s voice and commands, then replays it into a device or during a call center conversation in order to gain access to a user’s information, identity and personal assets. AGNITiO has advanced patented anti-spoofing voice biometrics technology that learns the unique individual characteristics of the human voice to consistently identify and differentiate the speaker’s real voice from recordings to prevent this type of fraud.

KIVOX Mobile 5.0 can also be embedded in devices, thereby eliminating the need to communicate with servers, which minimizes risks associated with scaled attacks and centralized storage of personally identifiable information, and even if connectivity is lacking, devices remain usable.

The firm invites device manufactures, chipset providers, relying parties, and other companies interested in providing stronger authentication systems that are both secure and convenient, to contact them directly for access to the SDK. AGNITiO’s current voice biometrics identification platform, KIVOX Mobile, already delivers a FIDO Ready™ on-device secure speaker verification solution. KIVOX Mobile 5.0 incorporates the same standards now, with text independent authentication capabilities. KIVOX Mobile 5.0 is available now to select partners and will be rolled out widely in the second quarter of 2015.

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