Cloud Biometrics: ImageWare Systems Enters Testing Phase With T-Systems

IWS_logoImageWare had a presence at last week’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) that would best be described as complete. The mobile and cloud-based multimodal biometric identity management company came in full force, demonstrating its Biometrics-as-a-Service (BaaS) model and the solutions associated with it, including GoMobile Interactive, Biometric Engine and GoCloudID.

Today, ImageWare has publicly announced that it has entered a testing phase with T-Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, specializing in IT, that will see the former’s cloud biometrics technology integrated into the latter’s product line.

“With T-Systems as a partner, ImageWare Systems will be able to enter the European market in the near future and offer next-generation identity management cloud storage solutions,” said Jim Miller, chairman and CEO of ImageWare Systems. “This partnership not only expands our presence in this important region, but in other worldwide markets as well.”

The testing phase will start with a pilot in the T-Systems labs with an aim to reduce fraud while heightening efficiency, prticularly in the modern workplace.

Among the needs that this partnership aims to fill is the growing demand for cloud based storage solutions for business customers. Thanks to the ever-growing BYOD work-life integration attitudes of staff and executives enabled by smartphone technologies, efficiency has the potential to skyrocket. Unfortunately, proper policy, education and security solutions need to be accounted for, or BYOD becomes a big business liability (poor mobility habits are putting even federal agencies at risk).

By integrating ImageWare’s multimodal identity management solutions into T-Systems products, biometric BYOD comes much closer to reality.

Mobile ID World recently interviewed ImageWare chairman and CEO Jim Miller about the company’s first-of-kind technology. At MWC 2014 Showstoppers, ImageWare was recognized by Envisioneering with an award for innovation and design.