NEWARK, Calif., June 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta ID Inc., a leader in iris recognition technology for mobile devices, today announced it has been selected as a Red Herring Top 100 North America winner for 2016. Delta ID's patented ActiveIRIS® technology makes the iris in eyes a unique and secret "password" that consumers never have to remember. With ActiveIRIS® technology, users can just look at their device to unlock it, make payments and log into applications.
Red Herring Top 100 America enlists outstanding entrepreneurs and promising companies. It selects the award winners from approximately 1,200 privately financed companies each year in the US and Canada. Since 1996, Red Herring has kept tabs on these up-and-comers.
Delta ID has made remarkable advances in bringing iris recognition technology to mass market consumer mobile devices. Multiple global mobile OEMs have introduced products with ActiveIRIS® technology in the last year. Recent consumer surveys have shown significant affinity amongst users towards using iris as a convenient and secure way to authenticate their identity on mobile devices.
"In 2016, selecting the top achievers was extremely difficult," said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. "The variety, depth, disruption and traction we saw from the early stage companies to those with significant scale made it one of the toughest vintages to judge. The North America winners are representative of the amazing ecosystem that never ceases to astound, with new and experienced entrepreneurs continuing to push the barriers of innovation. As one of the winners, Delta ID should be proud of its accomplishment under such strong competition."
The iris is widely accepted as a more secure and reliable modality to identify and authenticate people across age groups and occupations. Delta ID's ActiveIRIS® technology combines an advanced software algorithm with simple, inexpensive, easy to integrate hardware to make iris recognition fast and reliable in conditions and scenarios where users typically use their mobile devices.
"We are honored to be recognized in the Red Herring Top 100 for North America in 2016," said Salil Prabhakar, president and CEO of Delta ID. "We believe our ActiveIRIS technology has set the bar high for security and convenience in accessing mobile devices and applications, and this award underscores the value it delivers to the mobile ecosystem."
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 patent-pending 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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