NEW YORK, April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- EyeLock LLC, a market leader of iris-based identity authentication solutions, today announced that it was the recipient of the 2016 Edison Silver Award™ in the Consumer Electronics & Information Technology- Security Solutions for innovative design and technology. The award was given at the black-tie Edison Awards™ Gala held at New York's historic Capitale ballroom on April 21, 2016.
The company received the prestigious award for its Iris Identity Authentication for the Internet of Things (IoT). EyeLock IoT brings iris identity authentication and user protection to an easily embeddable and widely deployable OEM configuration. The technology is easily integrated across existing and emerging IoT lifestyle devices and consumer endpoints — smartphones, laptops, wearables, appliances, even vehicles and bank ATMs — with biometric security surpassed only by DNA-matching.
The Edison Awards recognize and honor the most innovative products, services and companies from around the world. The Edison Awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose extraordinary new product development methods garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents and made him a household name.
"Our judges recognized EyeLock IoT as a true innovator out of the many products in its category," said Frank Bonafilia, executive director of the Edison Awards.
"The Edison Awards prides itself on identifying innovation globally across all markets. More than 7,500 companies, products and services were vetted to find the few hundred accepted nominations this year. Of those, only 134 were chosen as Edison Awards Finalists. We are excited that EyeLock is among the few thought-leaders defining the future of their space selected this year!" said Steve Herring, Senior Nominations Manager of the Edison Awards.
Originally established in 1987 by the American Marketing Association, but an independent organization since 2008, the Edison Awards have recognized and honored some of the most innovative products and business leaders in the world and is among the most prestigious accolades honoring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, design and innovation.
The nominees for the 2016 Edison Awards were judged by a panel of over 3,000 leading business executives, including past award winners, academics, and leaders in the fields product development, design, engineering, science, and medicine.
"We are honored to receive this prestigious innovation award from the Edison Awards committee," said Anthony Antolino, Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer. "This acknowledgment is a testament to the extraordinary talent at EyeLock and capability of our technology," he said.
EyeLock's technology provides an unprecedented level of convenience and security with unmatched biometric accuracy, making it the most proven way to authenticate identity aside from DNA. EyeLock's proprietary iris authentication technology looks at more than 240 unique iris characteristics, and is one of the only companies in the world to utilize dual-eye authentication.
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 (FIDO) Alliance, 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.
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