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Delta ID Inc., Announces ActiveIRIS to be used for Aadhaar Authentication

India: Delta ID, a leader in consumer-grade iris technology for mobile devices aims at providing secure and convenient biometric authentication. The company introduced the software ActiveIRIS which got approved for being used in the Aadhaar authentication.

The software ActiveIRIS underwent the Performance testing done by Standardisation Testing and Quality Certification (STQC) in collaboration with C-DAC and Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) under the Ministry of Electronics and IT of the Government of India.

The software gained acceptance due to the evident increase in the Aadhaar card enrolments and the inclination towards eKYC encompassing the government and private enterprises and rise in the use of the biometric modality considered to be reliable in context to the various Government initiatives. Further, the iris is considered to be a more reliable and secured means to identify and secure people, plus it works for all people belonging to any age group, and of any working category.

The ActiveIRIS includes software for iris capture and further has segmentation which includes the authentication for the UIDAI servers. The software when combined with UIDAI standard compliant iris hardware components allows the software to work reliably across population wherein the mobile devices work efficiently.

TechSci Research depicts that company’s efforts towards the various Government initiatives in context to the identity authentication will result in a safer nation. It would help the company to increase its market share in biometrics market.

According to recent report published by TechSci Research, “India Biometrics Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2020”, biometrics market in India is projected to grow at a robust CAGR of over 35% till 2020. Growth in the market is anticipated on account of increasing use of various biometric products in government and BFSI sector across the country. Increasing use in corporate houses, schools and industries for time and attendance monitoring, coupled with rising demand from IT / ITeS to authenticate access to confidential data, are other factors that are expected to propel market growth over the next five years. The largest player in India biometrics market is HID, followed by SecuGen, NEC, eSSL, 3M, and Honeywell. Most of these major companies operate in India by importing products and subsequently supplying them through their distributors in the country.

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