EyeLock demonstrates iris biometric capability on Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

March 3, 2017 - 

EyeLock demonstrated its iris biometric solution on the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 mobile platform with X16 LTE at this week’s Mobile World Congress 2017.

The Snapdragon 835 processor contains the Qualcomm Haven security platform, a set of hardware, software and biometric technologies that provides security features for online banking and payments.

The platform also includes hardware-based user authentication, device attestation, and device security for various applications, including mobile payments, enterprise access, and personal data protection.

Aside from providing secure fingerprint identification, the Snapdragon 835 processor offers additional layers of security and convenience through Secure Camera—a camera-based biometric solution for iris and facial recognition designed to improve device security.

“By 2018, most new smartphones released in the world will include biometrics. The Qualcomm 835 Haven Secure Camera feature provides additional security for your most personal information – your biometric iris template,the key to all your data, with specialized hardware and software,” said Sy Choudhury, senior director of product management at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Further, we believe the Snapdragon 835 security camera implementation provides a solid foundation for the EyeLock solution.”

EyeLock’s proprietary iris authentication technology analyzes more than 240 unique iris characteristics of each eye, providing a rapid, user-friendly experience with a natural sensing distance of approximately 60 cm (23.62 inches).

The company’s algorithm performance capabilities for speed and accuracy have been tested and validated by Novetta, which provides advanced analytics technology and independent biometric testing.

The tests found that EyeLock’s algorithm has a false accept rate of 1 in 1.5 million for single eye authentication and a false reject rate of less than 1 percent.

“EyeLock and Qualcomm Technologies worked together to achieve a breakthrough level of device security and biometric usability for smartphones and the IoT segment-at-large,” said Jeff Carter, chief technology officer at EyeLock.”The device we will demonstrate at Mobile World Congress features fast iris recognition at a comfortable arm’s-length distance­. Utilizing the Qualcomm Haven Secure Camera interface with dedicated processing and encryption to sign, store and execute matching of mathematical templates of your iris biometric, we now are able to offer one of the most advanced security techniques available.”

Previously reported, EyeLock released a new white paper titled “What You Should Know About Biometrics in the Cloud”, which discusses the challenges caused by biometrics in the cloud as well as how EyeLock’s new biometric protection system BioDentity Suite helps to address these issues.

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