ALCATEL ONETOUCH and IriTech demonstrate iris recognition for tablets at MWC 2014

Feb 21, 2014, 11:55 ET from IriTech, Inc.

FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile World Congress – ALCATEL ONETOUCH and IriTech (the global leader in iris recognition technology and a member of the Texas Instruments Design Network) will unveil a tablet device with integrated iris recognition during the MWC 2014.

The tablet demonstrates how iris recognition could be used to authenticate applications such as device lock/unlock, application launch control and data encryption. Taking seconds to scan and authenticate the user's iris, the technology holds the potential to bring ease-of-use and security benefits.

Dan Dery, Chief Marketing Officer for ALCATEL ONETOUCH said, "Ensuring a great user experience is at the heart of how we design software and hardware. We work closely with our partners to develop new approaches like iris scanning and are pleased to demonstrate a working example at Mobile World Congress."

Daniel Daehoon Kim, CEO for IriTech said, "There will be a myriad of applications derived from iris recognition enabled mobile devices. We are glad of this opportunity to prove its feasibility. Our goal for this prototype is to define a new era for iris recognition technology generally and a benchmark for IriTech's product particularly."

ALCATEL ONETOUCH and IriTech collaborated to install a small iris recognition camera module and IR LED, as well as IriTech's highly accurate matching algorithm, into a tablet device. The concept demonstrates the potential for integrating iris biometrics into mobile devices for security purposes and ease-of-use. Future applications include second factor authentication for mobile financial transaction, OTP (one-time-password) generation and remote vehicle control.


ALCATEL ONETOUCH is simple, unexpected, down to earth, irreverent and colorful. We believe that what makes technology smart is what you can do with it rather than what it can do.

ALCATEL ONETOUCH is a brand within TCL Communication, an international multicultural company which designs, develops, and markets globally a growing range of mobile and Internet devices. TCL Communication is a public company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (2618.HK) and part of TCL Corporation one of the largest consumer electronics companies in the world.


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About IriTech, Inc.
IriTech is a global leader in Biometrics Technology with a passion for iris recognition technology. We have a singular focus on developing and introducing the best iris analysis and matching algorithms and the most compact yet powerful camera hardware.

Key milestones since inception in 2000:

  • Strong IP, holding over 60 patents including 3 key worldwide patents. Notably, IriTech is one of the only two vendors worldwide with internationally patented core iris matching algorithm
  • #1 performance for accuracy and interoperability in the US government's NIST IREX 2008 test
  • STQC certified cameras by the Indian Government for the Aadhaar project, the world's largest biometrics project at the moment
  • Strategic partnership with Lockheed Martin & Texas Instruments
  • Participated several other major government projects such as, US-VISIT program by the US Homeland security, US Navy & Military project etc.


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About the Texas Instruments Design Network
IriTech, Inc. is a member of the TI Design Network, a premier group of independent, well-established companies that offer products and system-level design and manufacturing services complementing TI's semiconductors to a worldwide customer base to accelerate product innovation and time-to-market. Network members provide product design, hardware and software system integration, turnkey product design, RF and processor system modules, reference platforms, software development, proof-of-concept design, feasibility studies, research, certification compliance, prototyping, manufacturing, and product life cycle management. For more information about the TI Design Network, please visit

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