Iris Recognition Comes to Windows Mobile Gadgets

 
 
By Jonathan Angel  |  Posted 2007-07-25 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Oki Electric releases middleware that can add iris recognition to cell phones and PDAs. (WindowsForDevices.com)

Oki Electric has released middleware that can add iris recognition to cell phones and PDAs. The "Iris Recognition Technology for Mobile Terminals" software reportedly uses existing cameras and currently targets handheld devices running Windows Mobile, Windows XP or Symbian OS. For several years, Oki has been providing iris-recognition equipment, but these devices required dedicated infrared cameras.
The company says its new middleware can now use any camera offering more than 1 megapixel.
This permits developers to add biometric security to easily stolen mobile devices, without a fingerprint reader or other additional hardware. A company called Sensible Vision touts a low-cost facial recognition system. Click here to read more. Devices will reportedly be able to scan a users eye for authentication, then unlock themselves in less than half a second, as long as they have RISC processors clocked at 220MHz or above.
If the host camera offers 2 megapixels or more, Oki says, false positives will occur in no more than one out of 100,000 scans. Read the full story on WindowsForDevices.com: Iris Recognition Comes to Windows Mobile Gadgets Check out eWEEK.coms Security Center for the latest security news, reviews and analysis. And for insights on security coverage around the Web, take a look at eWEEKs Security Watch blog.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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