ALCATEL ONETOUCH And IriTech Demonstrate Iris Recognition For Tablets At MWC 2014

Alcatel-OTALCATEL ONETOUCH and IriTech (the global leader in iris recognition technology and a member of the Texas Instruments Design Network) will unveil a tablet device with integrated iris recognition during the MWC 2014.

The tablet demonstrates how iris recognition could be used to authenticate applications such as device lock/unlock, application launch control and data encryption. Taking seconds to scan and authenticate the user’s iris, the technology holds the potential to bring ease-of-use and security benefits.

Dan Dery, Chief Marketing Officer for ALCATEL ONETOUCH said, “Ensuring a great user experience is at the heart of how we design software and hardware. We work closely with our partners to develop new approaches like iris scanning and are pleased to demonstrate a working example at Mobile World Congress.”

Daniel Daehoon Kim, CEO for IriTech said, “There will be a myriad of applications derived from iris recognition enabled mobile devices. We are glad of this opportunity to prove its feasibility. Our goal for this prototype is to define a new era for iris recognition technology generally and a benchmark for IriTech’s product particularly.”

ALCATEL ONETOUCH and IriTech collaborated to install a small iris recognition camera module and IR LED, as well as IriTech’s highly accurate matching algorithm, into a tablet device. The concept demonstrates the potential for integrating iris biometrics into mobile devices for security purposes and ease-of-use. Future applications include second factor authentication for mobile financial transaction, OTP (one-time-password) generation and remote vehicle control.

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