NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- EyeLock, Inc., a market leader of iris-based identity authentication solutions, today announced it has appointed Steve Gerber to the new role of Senior Vice President of Mobile and Wearables. Gerber will be responsible for leading development of mobile platforms and wearable solutions for EyeLock's technologies. Gerber brings more than 25 years of success and innovation in the semiconductor industry to his role at EyeLock, with expertise in human interface sensing within the mobile market.
"The market need for biometric solutions across a broad spectrum of consumer and enterprise mobile functions has deepened our focus on expanding the applications of our award-winning technology," explained Jim Demitrieus, Chief Executive Officer of EyeLock. "Steve's track record of technology innovation and commercial success will help us to meet the growing demand for expanded applications of our technology in the mobile market."
Gerber joins Eyelock from Maxim Integrated, where he was executive director of the Human Interface Business Unit with leadership spanning engineering, marketing, business development and strategic planning. Prior to Maxim, Gerber served as Director of Human Interface Products at Silicon Labs where he led development of a portfolio of user interface products, including the launch of the company's touch screen and optical product portfolio business.
Steve earned a BSET in Electrical Engineering Technology from Purdue University and an MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Geber is also the inventor of several U.S. patents.
EyeLock is a leader in iris authentication, provides the highest level of security with EyeLock ID technology. The company's proprietary, embeddable technology enables the convenient, secure authentication of individuals across physical and logical environments. EyeLock's software has been integrated across consumer and enterprise 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, Fry's, hhgregg and 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 providing digital privacy and next generation security.
Weber Shandwick on behalf of EyeLock Corporation
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