The Aadhaar system in India now has more than 1 billion residents enrolled. It is extensively used by the government and private enterprises in India to authenticate residents, and verify their personal information such as name, address etc. (electronic-Know-Your-Customer or eKYC). The iris has already proven to be a more secure and reliable modality to identify and authenticate people. The iris works across a broader population, and unlike fingerprints, the iris being a protected organ - remains unaffected by external conditions. The integration of iris technology in mobile devices is expected to further expedite the use of Aadhaar across many more services from both the government and private enterprises.
"I believe we are at that the cusp of a major change in how biometrics, particularly, iris scanning will play in enabling access to a variety of services we use via our smartphones and tablets," said Dr. Salil Prabhakar, president and CEO of Delta ID Inc., "It has been a privilege to work with the Samsung team on the integration of our iris technology to bring India's first Aadhaar enabled mobile device to market. We are confident the citizens of India will find it easy and convenient to use for Aadhaar authentication and eKYC applications."
About Delta ID
Delta ID was founded in 2011 with the mission to bring secure and convenient biometric authentication to mass market computing devices. Delta ID's ActiveIRIS® technology includes patented hardware design and software to enable iris recognition using simple hardware that can be easily integrated in mobile and PC devices. Delta ID is based in Newark, California and backed by Intel Capital and other strategic investors. For more information, please visit http://www.deltaid.com.
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SOURCE Delta ID Inc.