The use of biometrics in the automotive, AR/VR, banking, e-commerce, and wearable industries have exciting possibilities. However, there are specific needs and specifications for each industry. To date, none of those different requirements or expectations has been met by a single biometric technology. For every device with biometrics for authentication, consumers must use their finger, iris, face or palm. What if the new biometric approach encountered many industries with a single solution to meet security, convenience, and reliability needs? Also, what if consumers and businesses were to register only once and several devices would recognize them immediately? Redrock Biometrics, based of California, has developed a comprehensive Palm ID single sign-on solution for authentication, in order to equip institutions with biometric technology that can be used across devices. The combination of cross-device capability and safety is what makes this solution unique.
PalmID is a high-performance solution for nearly every type of camera application, and it meets authentication requirements for a wide range of markets. Amongst the many markets in which PalmID works, there are AR/VR, IoT and wearables, payments, unlocking of devices, global corporate safety, health, and omnichannel banking. With 600 million input phones, 700 million desktops, laptops and tablets, and 105 million AR/VR products in users’ hands, PalmID has an enormous market opportunity. Furthermore, every year there are 40 billion online transactions. In the next five years, all these figures will keep rising significantly. A team with decades of computer vision and biometrics experience is supporting PalmID. The emergence of multiple start-ups and their growth has been extremely successful.
With the help of Redrock Biometrics, Epson has been a partnership with a smart glass platform for MOVERIO palm print authentication, which, according to the companies in the announcement, is the first biometric authentication solution for an AR headset. The third generation of Moverio–BT-300 Smart Glass for Increased Reality–is launched by Epson, an electronics company and manufacturers of computer printers and information and imaging-related devices. Following the success of its predecessor, BT-200, the company launched this new device with upgraded functions. PalmID uses a front face camera to open the device. Redrock claims that the unlocking process takes 10-100 milliseconds from a distance of 15 cm or longer.
According to the announcement, such biometric authentication provides developers with new revenue opportunities and enhanced consumer experience. The free downloading of PalmID from MOVERIO Apps Market is expected to be available soon.