Fairfax, VA (Feb. 3, 2014) – IriTech, Inc. has been awarded with STQC certifications for iris authentication devices to be used in India’s UIDAI project, which is currently about halfway to its ambitious goal of providing a unique ID to each of its 1.2 billion residents. IriTech received certifications for all three submitted camera models, namely IriShield MK 2120U, IriShield BK 2121U and IriHerald 1000MK.
To be certified, a product has to survive several rigorous tests, including the field FRR (False Reject Rate) test where it is required to operate in real-field environment (i.e., under varying lighting conditions and with actual human population) and output ISO 19794-6:2011 KIND-7 (cropped and masked - K7) images with sizes less than 2.5 KB to be sent to UIDAI’s server for authentication. Any authentication attempt with an image other than K7 will be considered as noncompliant and strictly treated as a REJECT (NON-MATCH).
“That was a tough test,” said Dr. Daehoon Kim, CEO of IriTech. “Not only should the device work robustly in various environmental conditions from dawn till dusk, but the associated K7 generator also has to be highly accurate to maintain sharp iris patterns under such a severe compression rate. Any error in extracting iris, pupil or eyelid boundaries will ruin the whole K7 record no matter how good the original captured image is. While the tolerance is set at 1%, IriTech is known to have passed the FRR test with an outstanding result.”
According to IriTech, while the three certified devices share the same features of auto capture with built-in quality assessment and IEC 62471 - (eye safety) compliance, each was designed to meet different needs of customers.
For more information about the three devices and their quantity pricing, please contact IriTech Sales Team at email@example.com.
Ergonomic & compact design of the STQC certified IriShield MK 2120U model / Source: IriTech, Inc.
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Standardization Testing and Quality Certification (STQC) Directorate is an India’s government body providing quality assurance services in the area of Electronics and IT through countrywide network of laboratories and centers. STQC laboratories are having national/international accreditation and recognitions in the area of testing and calibration. Learn more at http://www.stqc.gov.in/content/about-stqc.
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 (software development kit) for customers to manufacture their own branded devices and/or develop their own application software. For more information on IriTech’s various hardware and software product lines, please visit www.iritech.com.