Heptagon Shows Mobile Iris Scanning With IriTech at MWC 2016

24 February, 2016

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Heptagon (www.hptg.com), an industry leader in imaging, sensing and illumination solutions for the Internet of Things (IOT) and Smart Devices, today announced it will be demonstrating mobile iris scanning at the Heptagon booth #8.0E22 during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 in Barcelona. The solution leverages IriTech’s leading edge iris recognition algorithms and software as well as Heptagon’s newly launched mobile imaging demo platform. The demonstration shows a complete solution for unlocking a smartphone, tablet, PC or any Internet of Things (IoT) product and could also complement fingerprint sensors to provide added security as mobile devices becomes more crucial to our everyday lives.

“We are excited to launch our new UEYE platform together with IriTech iris scanning application here at MWC 2016”
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Iris recognition applications in the consumer electronics market are forecasted to grow to $3.6B by 2020 making this the fastest growing segment of the iris recognition market. Heptagon and IriTech are very well suited to pursue this market space by combining in-depth consumer electronics and mobile technology know-how with in-depth iris recognition algorithms and software. Heptagon’s miniaturization technology has been fine-tuned over 20 years and deployed in over 2 billion units.

“We are excited to launch our new UEYE platform together with IriTech iris scanning application here at MWC 2016,” says Erik Volkerink, Heptagon’s Chief Business Officer and Executive Vice President. “IriTech’s leading edge algorithms and technologies have been proven to perform extremely well in large field studies.”


“We are very pleased to be working with Heptagon on this Iris scanning demo,” says Daehoon Kim, CEO and President of IriTech. “Mobile customers are looking for complete solutions and close collaboration between sensor and biometrics vendors is essential to drive value and adoption forward.”

The new Heptagon module features proprietary illumination and a Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor system optimized for iris recognition, eye tracking, and face detection applications. The solution significantly reduces host system computational complexity, latency and power consumption. Depth information is used to improve speed and accuracy of iris scan applications and enables smaller baselines for mobile integration. The system will also benefit from the Heptagon’s Focus Controlled Packaging (FCP) camera technology that allows even further miniaturization. IriTech’s IrisSDK software development kit allows quick application development and deployment based on unique and proven iris recognition algorithms.

The collaboration brings together two high-value contributors in the iris recognition market creating new opportunities to reduce time-to-market for integration of iris recognition solutions in mobile, laptop, and PC applications.

About Heptagon

Heptagon (www.hptg.com) provides complete 3D/imaging, illumination and optical sensing solutions for smart devices and the internet of things. With over 2 billion units shipped and 20 years of industry firsts in miniaturizing and integrating complex hardware and software systems, Heptagon has industry leading technology and services to enhance our customer’s competitiveness. Backed by world-class investors, Heptagon is a global company with research and development, sales and customer services teams located in Singapore, Zurich Switzerland, in Silicon Valley USA, and Shenzhen China.

About IriTech

IriTech, Inc. (www.iritech.com) provides iris recognition based authentication solutions to provide the highest level of security and convenience to customers. Over the years, IriTech has fostered iris biometric technology through its leadership role in developing standards for iris recognition technology, especially US [ANSI] and international [ISO] standards. IriTech is a global company Headquartered in Virginia USA with research and development, sales and customer services teams located in Seoul Korea, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam and Moscow Russia.

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