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Heptagon demonstrating mobile iris recognition with IriTech at MWC 2016


Heptagon has partnered with IriTech to demonstrate a mobile iris recognition solution at the Heptagon booth during Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 in Barcelona, from February 22 through 25.

The solution uses IriTech’s iris recognition algorithms and software as well as Heptagon’s recently launched mobile imaging demo platform.

The demonstration walks viewers through the complete iris recognition solution for unlocking a smartphone, tablet, PC or any Internet of Things (IoT) product, which could also complement the device’s fingerprint sensors for additional security level.

By combining their in-depth consumer electronics and mobile technology expertise with iris recognition algorithms and software, Heptagon and IriTech are generating new opportunities to decrease time-to-market for integration of iris recognition solutions in mobile, laptop, and PC applications.

“We are excited to launch our new UEYE platform together with IriTech iris scanning application here at MWC 2016,” said Erik Volkerink, Heptagon’s chief business officer and executive vice President. “IriTech’s leading edge algorithms and technologies have been proven to perform extremely well in large field studies.”

The new Heptagon module is comprised of proprietary illumination and a Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor system optimized for iris recognition, eye tracking, and face detection applications.

The solution greatly decreases host system computational complexity, latency and power consumption, while leveraging in-depth information to improve the speed and accuracy of iris scan applications and enable smaller baselines for mobile integration.

Additionally, the system will benefit from the Heptagon’s Focus Controlled Packaging (FCP) camera technology that allows even further miniaturization.

Using iris recognition algorithms, IriTech’s IrisSDK software development kit allows quick application development and deployment.

“We are very pleased to be working with Heptagon on this Iris scanning demo,” said Daehoon Kim, CEO and president of IriTech. “Mobile customers are looking for complete solutions and close collaboration between sensor and biometrics vendors is essential to drive value and adoption forward.”

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