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January 12, 2015 14:15 ET

AGNITiO Named Innovation & Design Award Honoree by Envisioneering for Natural Language Voice Biometrics for Embedded and IoT Devices

KIVOX Mobile 5.0 SDK Distinguished for Advancements in Secure and Convenient Authentication

MADRID, SPAIN and PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 12, 2015) - AGNITiO, the leader in secure voice biometrics and a founding member of the FIDO Alliance, has been chosen as an Innovation & Design Award Honoree by the Envisioneering industry research firm. Cited for its KIVOX Mobile 5.0 software development kit (SDK), AGNITiO's single Voice iD engine is now able to perform fixed phrase, free phrase and natural speech authentication to accurately identify and authenticate users in embedded devices and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Envisioneering judges selected the winners of the Innovation & Design Awards from more than five dozen companies that presented products during ShowStoppers, an event designed to connect vendors with media at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, NV.

"AGNITiO evolves novel, streamlined secure ways for people to manage their increasingly mobile identity," said Richard Doherty, lead judge of the awards and Research Director for Envisioneering. "The company garnered two Honoree Awards for their KIVOX Mobile SDK and KIVOX Mobile 5.0 release."

After three weeks of careful deliberation by five judges in North America and Europe, Envisioneering recognized 39 companies for 26 innovations that break new ground in technologies for work, home and play. The judges of the Envisioneering award provide an objective assessment of innovative technologies, product and services embodiments, and the people who bring them to market.

"Privacy and security are more important than ever now to consumers," said Emilio Martinez, CEO of AGNITiO. "Voice identification and authentication must also be convenient, easy to use, and have the ability to personalize the IoT experience to be widely adopted. We are pleased that Envisioneering has recognized the importance of the KIVOX Mobile 5.0 SDK for advancements that balance convenience with security in one product."

KIVOX Mobile 5.0 by AGNITiO
KIVOX Mobile 5.0, part of the KIVOX product family, provides a wider set of authentication options based upon the level of security required. The new 5.0 version of the SDK includes a text independent mode that is used to provide the highest level of convenience while maintaining high accuracy rates. The highest level of security is attained when using a fixed or free phrase to authenticate whereas the highest level of convenience is achieved when using free and natural speech to authenticate. Speaking naturally, users can now authenticate themselves using short natural language commands in any language, as it is language independent. KIVOX Mobile 5.0 is embedded locally on devices for added security and privacy so authentication never requires a biometric voiceprint to be stored on a server or in the cloud. Moreover, the SDK embeds patented anti-spoofing technology that prevents impostors from spoofing voice security systems through the use of recordings, adding another layer of security that is critical in typical biometric implementations.

About AGNITiO 
AGNITiO is a worldwide market leader for voice biometrics solutions in government and commercial sectors. KIVOX is a voice biometrics product family targeted at the corporate sector. Financial services, telecommunications, utilities and other sectors are implementing new security solutions based on mobile and server-based voice biometrics. KIVOX is ideally positioned in this market, with underlying Voice iD technology developed in most demanding environments such as forensics and intelligence.

AGNITiO is the recipient of a number of awards, including the Red Herring 100 Global (2007), Speech Technology Market leader awards (2007, 2008, 2010 and 2012), Global Security Challenge (2009 and 2011) and four Envisioneering's Innovation and Design Awards (2013, 2014).

AGNITiO is a founding member of the FIDO Alliance (Fast IDentity Online), which is dedicated to delivering open standards for strong multi-factor authentication. AGNITiO is already delivering a FIDO Ready™ solution with its voice biometrics Voice iD platform. Keep up on the latest news by following AGNITiO on Twitter @agnitiocorp and on LinkedIn at AGNITiO Voice iD.

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