Delta ID Inc., a leader in consumer-grade iris technology for mobile devices, announced today its ActiveIRIS software is amongst the first to pass the Performance Testing of integrated mobile devices used for Aadhaar authentication. The Performance Testing was held by STQC, in collaboration with C-DAC and Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), under the Ministry of Electronics & IT of the Government of India, during May 2016 in New Delhi. Delta ID’s ActiveIRIS software integrated in the Samsung Galaxy Tab Iris was also the first to be awarded provisional certification by STQC prior to the Performance Testing.
“We want to congratulate Delta ID on passing the Performance Test for its iris software for integrated mobile devices for Aadhaar. The Performance Testing required a pass rate of better than 99% when tested with 5000 residents,” said Mr. Umesh Kumar Nandwani, Director General of STQC, “With the availability of iris integrated mobile devices we hope to make the use of Aadhaar even more convenient and reliable for our residents.”
With Aadhaar enrollments crossing the 1 billion mark, the use of Aadhaar for resident authentication and eKYC is expected to rapidly spread across services for government and private enterprises. The need for a biometric modality that works reliably is critical for the use of Aadhaar, a key component of the government’s Janadhan Aadhaar Mobile (JAM) led initiatives. The iris is widely accepted as a more secure and reliable modality to identify and authenticate people. The iris works across a broader population, across all age groups and occupations.
“I believe we are at that the cusp of a major change in how biometrics, particularly, iris will play a role in enabling access to a variety of services we use in our daily lives,” said Dr. Salil Prabhakar, President and CEO of Delta ID Inc., “We thank STQC and UIDAI in planning and conducting the rigorous Performance Testing in the most competent way. This effort will serve both the government and residents of India by ensuring only the most reliable iris integrated mobile devices are used for Aadhaar authentication and eKYC applications.”
Delta ID has made remarkable advances in bringing iris technology to consumer mobile devices and applications. Delta ID’s ActiveIRIS® technology includes software for iris capture and segmentation for authentication with UIDAI servers. When combined with UIDAI standard compliant iris hardware components, ActiveIRIS software enables iris based Aadhaar authentication and eKYC that works reliably across the population in conditions and scenarios where users typically use their mobile devices.
Something about Delta ID
Delta ID was founded in 2011 with the mission to bring secure and convenient biometric authentication to mass market computing devices. Delta ID’s ActiveIRIS® technology includes patented software and hardware design to enable iris recognition using simple hardware that can be easily integrated in mobile and PC devices. Delta ID is based in Newark, California and backed by Intel Capital and other strategic investors.