LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 2016 CES LVCC Booth 10417 – EyeLock LLC, a market leader of iris-based identity authentication solutions, today announced the availability of the first iris module for PC products. Created in partnership with Wistron NeWeb Corporation (WNC) (TSE: 6285), a leading global original design manufacturer (ODM), the PC module uses EyeLock's iris identity authentication technology to provide users with seamless security for critical access points. The module will be on display in the VOXX International booth 10417 at the Consumer Electronics Show taking place January 6-9, 2016. VOXX International (NASDAQ: VOXX) acquired a majority interest in EyeLock in September 2015.
EyeLock and WNC have created a module with groundbreaking performance that includes the ability to authenticate an individual from as far away as 60cm. The module natively integrates into existing PC architectures, adding no weight or bulk to the device. Embedding award-winning technology from EyeLock allows iris identity authentication to be quickly adopted across a range of devices in a variety of markets.
EyeLock's advances in iris authentication have made it possible to incorporate this highly secure technology into consumer-oriented devices at scale without compromising the technology's accuracy or ease-of-use.
"EyeLock and WNC are making iris identity authentication technology accessible to people around the world on the devices they use every day," said Anthony Antolino, Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer for EyeLock LLC. "Our objective is to change the way people access and protect their identities and the information most important to them. Delivering embedded solutions across consumer products creates easy, safe and ubiquitous identity access to the devices and services we use most. Our partnership with WNC, one of the world's most recognized and innovative ODMs, is helping to make this a reality."
"Iris authentication technology is one of the most sought after integrated features in the market today," said Todd Goodnight, Senior Vice President, Global Business Development for WNC. "EyeLock's market leading technology is a valuable utility to OEM customers, the markets they serve and, ultimately, in helping consumers unlock even more capability from the devices and the services they bring to life. With WNC's vast reach in developing and manufacturing consumer and M2M products across networking, mobile, home, enterprise, automotive, satellite, wireless, and broadband markets, WNC is accelerating the time to market of this game-changing technology."
In November 2014, EyeLock announced a licensing agreement with WNC to embed EyeLock's patented iris authentication technology into a broad array of applications. The partnership established EyeLock as the first company to develop iris authentication technology in an ODM device.
Under the terms of the agreement, WNC will design, develop and market EyeLock-enabled modules that are sold to the market-at-large as well as incorporated into reference designs of devices for OEM customers.
EyeLock's technology provides an unprecedented level of convenience and security with unmatched biometric accuracy, making it the most proven way to authenticate one's identity aside from DNA. EyeLock developed and brought to market proprietary iris authentication technology that looks at more than 240 points in each eye, and is one of the only companies in the world to utilize dual-eye authentication.
The frequency and velocity of password breaches, data compromises and identity theft punctuates current systems' vulnerabilities and the need to move away from outdated security protocols. EyeLock's breakthrough technology coupled with WNC's design and manufacturing expertise helped to create a best-in-class solution that changes the way people work and live.
EyeLock LLC is an acknowledged leader in advanced iris authentication for the Internet of Things (IoT), providing the highest level of security with EyeLock ID™ technology. Iris authentication is highly secure because no two irises are alike and the iris is the most accurate human identifier other than DNA. The company's significant IP portfolio, including more than 75 patents and patents pending, and proprietary technology enables the convenient and secure authentication of individuals across physical and logical environments. EyeLock's solutions have been integrated and embedded across consumer and enterprise products and platforms, eliminating the need for PINs and passwords. Corporations across the Fortune 500 recognize the level of security EyeLock provides due in part to its extremely low false acceptance 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.
About Wistron NeWeb Corporation
Wistron NeWeb Corporation (WNC) is an industry leader in the design and manufacturing of advanced communication products. With strong R&D and high-volume production capabilities, WNC consistently introduces innovative technologies covering a range of products including: DBS outdoor units, satellite/digital radio, networking devices (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac), mobile devices, small cells, set-top boxes, digital home devices, automotive electronics, IoT products, RFID and NFC solutions, and various types of mobile-device/cellular-phone/LDS antennas. WNC's mission is to provide its worldwide customers and partners with superior products through premium ODM/JDM design, manufacturing, logistics, and after-sales services. For more information, please visit: www.wnc.com.tw.
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