US-based handset creator InFocus will soon launch another cell phone in India that will support Aadhaar verification utilizing the iris scanner on the gadget. Valued at under Rs. 12,000, the gadget will be made accessible early next year. InFocus additionally says it has been granted STQC (Standardization Testing and Quality Certification) from the Indian government and the organization arrangements to launch more gadgets supporting Aadhaar-based biometric verification later on.
STQC accreditation validates the utilization of Iris- recognition gadgets, utilized for biometric confirmation connected under the Aadhaar project.
“InFocus smartphone features IriTech’s superior iris image quality assessment and on-board K7 generation algorithm to provide good quality images and avoid false positives while maximising true positive identification rates,” InFocus India Country Head Sachin Thapar told PTI.
Aside from UIDAI, IriTech additionally works with government organizations in the US, Kenya and Columbia. The cell phone with installed algorithm can finish a picture catch and K7 picture era in under 2 seconds. It can catch the iris picture under different situations, including under direct daylight.
“Moreover, the biometric data from the InFocus device gets encrypted by a UIDAI key at the chip level in device, making it impossible for anyone but the Aadhaar server to see the information. Such encryption prevents information leakage of all kinds,” Thapar said. “While the M425 will be made available in the next 2-3 months, we will bring more devices with this technology as we have received the certification,” he added.
Thapar was referring to an iris checking variation of the InFocus Bingo 20 smartphone which was launched in March this year at Rs. 5,749. It is a 4G-VoLTE enabled smartphone that runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, and is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor.This device have 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of inbuilt storage and have the power of 2300mAh battery.
Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has held examinations with handset creators and working framework suppliers to install the identification technology onto their devices.
“The InFocus Aadhaar-enabled iris smartphone is a great example of the innovation possible on the Aadhaar platform. The phone is timely as it can be used for applications like opening instant bank accounts with eKYC and as a cashless micro ATM for merchant payments. This will accelerate JAM (Jan Dhan-Aadhaar-Mobile) implementation,” said Nandan Nilekani, former Chairman of UIDAI.