This past Wednesday at the Super Mobility Week trade show in Las Vegas, mobile and cloud-based identity management company ImageWare Systems received the Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Award from CTIA – The Wireless Association. The honor was granted for ImageWare’s GoMobile Interactive product, which scored first place in the category of Mobile Money, Payments, Banking & Commerce.
Runners up in ImageWare’s category were Mercury, in second place for its Mercury StoreCard, and TeleSign, in third for its PhoneID Score solution.
A multi-modal biometric solution based in the cloud, ImageWare’s GoMobile Interactive enables mobile commerce applications – including banking, payments and mobile wallet applications – to benefit from next generation identity verification. With GoMobile Interactive, passwords and PINs can be replaced with biometric factors including finger, iris, palm, face and voice recognition.
“Worldwide mobile payments are expected to become a $400 billion market by 2015,” says ImageWare’s chairman and CEO, Jim Miller.”By offering the industry’s first biometrically enabled mobile identity management platform, ImageWare is able to spearhead a growing security concern for banking, retail and other financial service enterprises across the globe. We are honored to be recognized among the top of these innovative companies at the CTIA, which validates for both current and prospective customers that GMI is best-in-class for meeting their identity management needs.”
Recently, Mobile ID World reported on another of ImageWare’s solutions helping spread biometrics through the cloud. In August, the company announced that it has been granted a three year contract that will see ImageWare providing its cloud based, multi-modal biometric identity management product suite – IWS CloudID – to a major international retailer.