Top Five Verticals Where Iris Recognition is Penetrating

Salil Prabhakar, President & CEO, Delta ID
Monday, January 30, 2017
Salil Prabhakar, President & CEO, Delta ID
Headquartered in California, Delta ID is software technology company providing safe and reliable user identification technologies such as Biometrics, Iris Recognition, Image Processing, and Mobile Security technologies.

First things first, Iris recognition technology, or for that matter, any other authentication technology, is a horizontal technology which has multiple and varied usage. These types of technologies find their application across a wide range of verticals. Nowadays, we are already seeing widespread application of such technologies; be it citizen or resident authentication for subsidy disbursements of all kinds, mobile payments, eKYC for banks, financial institutions, mobile operators, attendance, mobile devices unlock and access to applications & services therein.

Now, let us look at what Iris recognition actually is. Iris recognition is an automated process of biometric identification that uses mathematical pattern-recognition techniques on video images of one or both of the irises of an individual's eyes whose complex random patterns are unique, stable, and can be seen from some distance.

Iris recognition technology has some clear cut advantages - For consumers, the natural and fool-proof eye-based identification technology is incredibly fast, easy to use and safe if compared to other identification mediums existing in the space such as passwords, passcodes, face recognition and finger-print recognition, which depend on several external factors. For original equipment manufacturers such as smartphone manufacturers and payment systems, Iris recognition technology is simple, easy to integrate and economically viable.

Until recently, in most countries and industries, the biometric identifier of choice for most of the ID systems has been fingerprints. Despite its well-known accuracy, reliability and security, iris recognition was less widely used mostly due to the high cost of iris readers. This trend is undergoing a huge change.

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