Iris biometrics measure the unique patterns in the colored part of a user’s eye. Incredibly accurate, quick and contactless, biometrics that scan a user’s irises are considered ideal for wearable technology and Internet of Things applications.
Indeed, on residential door locks, the technology has proven popular, winning awards at physical access conferences. Recently, iris-based identity solutions have made their way to consumer mobile devices—handsets from Nokia and Fujitsu leverage the modality for user authentication. Some in the academic community has thrown support behind this eye-based modality as a consumer authentication solution, and it has long been a favorite modality for those who speculate on phone security rumors.
In 2015, with the launch of Windows 10’s Windows Hello security platform, iris recognition became much more accessible to users looking for a biometric technology to secure their devices.
Read on to meet the leading providers of Iris solutions.
IDEMIA is the global leader in Augmented Identity for an increasingly digital world, with the ambition to empower citizens and consumers alike to interact, pay, connect, travel and vote in ways that are now possible in a connected environment. Securing our identity has become mission critical in the world we live in today. By standing for Augmented Identity, we reinvent the way we think, produce, use and protect this asset, whether for individuals or for objects. We ensure privacy and trust as well as guarantee secure, authenticated and verifiable transactions for international clients from Financial, Telecom, Identity, Public Security and IoT sectors.
Crossmatch® solutions solve security and identity management challenges for hundreds of millions of users around the world. Our proven DigitalPersona® composite authentication software is designed to provide the optimal set of authentication factors to meet today’s unique risk requirements and afford complete enterprise authentication coverage. Crossmatch identity management solutions include trusted biometric identity management hardware and software that deliver the highest quality and performance required for critical applications. Our solutions support the financial, retail, commercial, government, law enforcement and military markets. With 300 employees and customers in more than 80 countries, Crossmatch sets the standard for innovation and reliability. Learn more: Crossmatch.com
ImageWare Systems, Inc. provides end-to-end digital identity proofing, authentication and management solutions as a cloud SaaS and on-premises. The company’s Digital Identity Platform provides customers and partners with access to its patented technology for ultra-scalable and anonymous biometrics using nearly any vendors’ biometrics. To learn more about ImageWare, visit https://www.iwsinc.com/
Iris ID Systems Inc., formerly a division of LG Electronics USA known as LG IRIS, has been active in iris recognition research, development and production since 1997. Today U.S.-based Iris ID Systems is a global player in the iris recognition business. IrisAccess™ is the world’s leading deployed iris recognition platform, used in thousands of locations authenticating the identities of millions of people. More people look to IrisAccess for iris-based authentication than to all other iris recognition products combined. To find out more, visit www.irisid.com or www.lgiris.com