Electronics & Computers

AOptix Unveils Mobile ID Verification System

April 10, 2013

The AOptix Stratus for the iPhone verifies user identity using a combination of fingerprint, voice, and face recognition, opening new markets for biometric technologies.

CAMPBELL, CA /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- AOptix, a technology innovation company that leverages optics to transform identity verification and wireless communications, unveiled AOptix Stratus, the "first comprehensive mobile identity solution 'Made for iPhone,' delivering iris, fingerprint, voice, and face recognition in a truly integrated solution." AOptix Stratus offers highly intuitive and accurate identity enrollment, identification, and verification anytime, anywhere. Its power and mobility make AOptix Stratus the ideal solution for applications where biometric identity verification previously was impractical, cost prohibitive, or impossible. Additionally, it will replace the cumbersome mobile identity systems currently being used for a variety of applications.

"Until now, biometric identity verification has been delivered either by fixed location solutions or difficult to use mobile products with limited functionality," said Alan Goode, Managing Director, Goode Intelligence. "By leveraging the capabilities of the iPhone, and its own deep experience in identity solutions, AOptix is providing an ideal mobile identity platform that will greatly expand the use of biometrics to many new applications and markets."

The "first mobile biometric product built with an open architecture," AOptix Stratus enables SI/VAR partners to develop applications meeting the specific requirements of their customers in a broad range of vertical markets, such as:

  • Public safety and border management
  • National and civil ID programs
  • Humanitarian aid and disaster relief
  • Defense
  • Healthcare

"The launch of AOptix Stratus provides a capability for smart mobile identity around iPhone that will open up a new range of applications for biometrics," said Dr. Peter Waggett, Emerging Technology Program Leader at IBM. "The product provides the basis for an ecosystem of smart mobile identity products and apps that we will use to develop and deliver solutions."

AOptix Stratus is the "only mobile biometric device with iris and fingerprint recognition that is made for iPhone." Employing familiar Apple iOS conventions, it is designed to be highly intuitive like the iPhone itself. Previous biometric identity systems have been difficult to use and bulky. AOptix Stratus resolves these issues, enabling the use of the product for many applications that cannot be addressed by traditional biometric systems.

The AOptix Stratus family includes AOptix Stratus MX, AOptix Stratus App for iOS, and AOptix Stratus SDK. AOptix Stratus MX is a sleek, rugged hardware peripheral that houses an iPhone 4/4S and contains a fingerprint sensor and an advanced AOptix iris imaging system.

AOptix Stratus is an ideal complement to AOptix InSight, the company's high-throughput product line, currently verifying the identities of over 50 million travelers a year. Used in combination, these products provide the foundation for new networked biometric applications, such as law enforcement. For example, AOptix InSight can perform iris and face enrollment at precinct booking stations, while AOptix Stratus provides identity authentication wherever required.

"Our objective in developing AOptix Stratus was to create a product family that would deliver the benefits of biometric identification to a host of new users," said Chuck Yort, Vice President and General Manager of Identity Solutions at AOptix. "We've received a great deal interest from law enforcement and border control, national and civil ID programs, and defense. We anticipate AOptix Stratus will be embraced by healthcare, disaster relief, humanitarian aid, and other areas where identity verification is essential but previous biometric techniques have been impossible or unacceptable. We've received strong encouragement from our partners and end users throughout our development and beta process and are delighted that the product is now available for purchase."

AOptix Stratus is available for purchase through AOptix systems integrator and value-added reseller partners around the world.

More information is available online.

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About AOptix
AOptix Technologies Inc. is keeping people safe and connected with its identity verification and wireless communications solutions. AOptix delivers highly intuitive and accurate biometric identity verification solutions for a wide range of mobile and high-throughput applications. The company also delivers wireless communications technology and equipment that provide carrier-grade availability and long-range, ultra-high bandwidth to solve mobile backhaul congestion and other communication challenges. AOptix products are derived from the company's patented optical technologies, originally developed for scientific research and advanced defense applications. AOptix is a privately held company headquartered in Campbell, CA.

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