EyeLock and COMTEX Partner to Bring Iris Biometrics to Brazil and Latin America

Jul 20, 2015, 14:06 ET from EyeLock Inc.

NEW YORK, July 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- EyeLock Inc., a market leader of iris-based identity authentication solutions and COMTEX, a leader in design and integration of electronic security solutions to a wide range of industries and governmental agencies in Brazil and Latin America, today announced a strategic partnership to bring EyeLock's Iris Authentication Solutions to Brazil and Latin America.

Under the terms of the strategic partnership COMTEX will provide manufacturing, distribution and fulfillment for EyeLock in Brazil and Latin America.

"COMTEX has deep relationships in the region and a world-class infrastructure that will enable EyeLock to expand its reach across Brazil and Latin America," said Anthony Antolino, Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer, EyeLock, Inc.  "This strategic partnership makes EyeLock's technology available to government agencies, municipalities and companies large and small."

EyeLock's technology provides an unprecedented level of convenience and security with unmatched biometric accuracy, making it the most proven way to authenticate ones identity aside from DNA. EyeLock's platform uses video technology to deliver a fast, friendly user experience to identify the more than 240 points of unique characteristics available in each human iris.  EyeLock has provided physical access solutions to some of the world's largest, most iconic corporations for years and is now providing that same expertise to logical access solutions, in an effort to eliminate the world's reliance on usernames and passwords.

"EyeLock's technology offering is second to none and will provide a strategic growth opportunity for COMTEX in the markets we serve," said Sergio Nercessian, CEO of COMTEX.  "We are excited about the partnership and the future ahead."

For more information, please visit www.eyelock.com.

Anthony Antolino
P: 914-661-5548
E: sales@eyelock.com

About EyeLock

EyeLock is a leader in iris authentication, providing the highest level of security with EyeLock ID technology.  The company's proprietary, embeddable technology enables the convenient and secure authentication of individuals across physical and logical environments. EyeLock's solutions have been integrated across consumer and enterprise products and platforms, eliminating the need for PINs and passwords. myris™, the first consumer accessible iris authentication device, is available at more than 1,000 retail locations across the U.S., including Best Buy, Staples, Fry's, TigerDirect, ABC Warehouse, and at eyelock.com.  No two irises are alike, and outside DNA - the iris is the most accurate human identifier. Corporations across the Fortune 500 recognize the level of security EyeLock provides due in part to its false accept rate, ease of use and scalability. As a sponsor member of the Fast IDentity Online Alliance (FIDO), a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a safer and more secure digital presence for consumers, EyeLock is dedicated to advancing digital privacy and next generation security. 


COMTEX is a Brazilian company with seventeen years of experience and success in the national market.  A benchmark in the development of public and private security management technologies, COMTEX provides high-performance results produced with the highest levels of quality and efficiency. 

COMTEX was born with the specific objective to supply the public safety market, which began to develop 17 years ago.  The turning point came with the implementation of Rio's Center of Operations (COR) which integrated the city's video surveillance system with software that manages the city's numerous needs, from traffic light control to monitoring rainfall density to prevent flooding from causing significant damage.

COMTEX also became known for bold projects such as equipping two thousand police cars with cameras and recorders, an ensemble called "embedded video monitoring." This, among many other actions, provided COMTEX with an understanding of how to meet public demands, which led to their responsibility for the Mobile Emergency Medical Services and other dispatch systems. COMTEX is a pioneer in video surveillance of plants and has the largest number of installed cameras at a university in Brazil, with more than 800 units.   

One of the great achievements of COMTEX was the successful implementation of the FIFA World Cup Project in 2014, which included the deployment of 13 Integrated Centers of Command and Control (CICC) in the 12 host cities of the World Cup. The project structure for Extraordinary Secretary of Major Events Security (SESGE), included the provision of information technology solutions, services and infrastructure, and was extremely important to integrate all agencies related to public safety, making it the great legacy left by the event.

COMTEX is committed to developing intelligent solutions that allow complex security and corporate governance projects to improve the quality of life of Brazilian citizens.

SOURCE EyeLock Inc.