IriTech joins FIDO Alliance

29 April, 2014

Fairfax, VA (April 29, 2014) – IriTech has announced today that it has joined the FIDO (Fast Identity Online) alliance to join on the mission to deliver open and scalable specifications for secure and interoperable authentication technologies. “Amid the recent credit card data breaches and Identity theft accidents, IriTech be lieves it will help solve the inefficiencies that users face with passwords and enhance security for various industries such as e-commerce, mobile banking and IoT.” Dr. Daniel Kim, CEO of IriTech commented. “Our main assumption for the widespread use of these technologies is ensured safety.”  

FIDO specifications support a wide range of authentication technologies, platforms and mobile devices to create a secure online ecosystem. IriTech will bring its expertise in iris recognition, server software platforms and developments of iris recognition enabled mobile devices to contribute to the alliance in further stepping forward with the initiative.

“As a leading iris recognition vendor, we are proud to join the FIDO alliance. We will leverage our best-of-breed technology that was proven by the US and Indian government and work closely with other FIDO members to help provide online users a safer and more convenient online world,” commented Director of Marketing Jungwoon Ryu.

IriTech’s iris recognition cameras were the first and only to award the STQC certification by the Indian government for authentication devices in the UIDAI project, the largest biometrics program in the world at the moment.

About FIDO

The FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, www.fidoalliance.org, was formed in July 2012 to address the lack of interoperability among strong authentication technologies, and remedy the problems users face with creating and remembering multiple usernames and passwords. The Alliance plans to change the nature of authentication by developing standards-based specifications for better authentication that define an open, scalable, interoperable set of mechanisms that reduce reliance on passwords. Better authentication is stronger, private, and easier to use when authenticating to online services.

About IriTech, Inc.

IriTech is a Virginia-based iris technology provider well-known for its unique and accurate iris matching and iris image assessment algorithms. By embedding those algorithms into ultra-compact hardware, the company pioneers in introducing cost-effective yet high quality, easy-to-use and platform-independent iris cameras. Besides encased versions for end-users, the cameras can also be supplied as OEM modules with extensive SDK for customers to manufacture their own branded devices and/or develop their own application software. For more information, please visit www.iritech.com


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