SOURCE: Sonavation


January 06, 2014 07:00 ET

Sonavation Unveils the AXISKEY Personal Ultrasound Biometric Identity Device at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show

First in a Series of Upcoming Form Factors Provides One-to-One Identity Match Using Ultrasound Fingerprint Authentication Designed to Protect Personal, Social and Workplace Accounts, and Online Identity and Transactional Security Including E-Commerce and Point-of-Sale

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Jan 6, 2014) - Sonavation, a FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance sponsor member and pioneer and leader in advanced biometric authentication solutions leveraging patented ultrasound imaging and data encryption technologies, today will unveil the Sonavation AXISKEY™ personal biometric authentication device at the 2014 International Consumers Electronics Show (CES). AXISKEY is a small, affordable smart key fob that safeguards an individual's personal, social, and workplace accounts, as well as their online identity and transactions with a swipe of their finger. Sonavation will be demonstrating AXISKEY tonight during the CES Digital Experience press event from 7 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. at the Mirage Hotel & Casino.

"Sonavation is committed to developing integrated and unbreakable identification and authentication solutions with our deeply-patented ultrasound biometric technology to make life safer for everyone," said Robert E. Stewart, Sr., Chief Product Officer at Sonavation. "Passwords and pins are wholly inadequate to protect our identities and transactions from fraud. AXISKEY represents our first form factor, using the most accurate, reliable and secure imaging and authentication technologies in the industry, ensuring a one-to-one match of the individual on the enrolled device. This product provides BYOB (Bring Your Own Biometric), empowering our users to biometrically authenticate to their personal accounts like Gmail, Box, Facebook and PayPal with our smart edge devices."

The AXISKEY is an affordable personal ultrasound biometric identity device that offers better than federal-grade data encryption. It's a cyber-perimeter defense system built on Sonavation's strongly-patented ultrasound impediography sensor platform. Sonavation provides a secure, one-to-one match of an individual's fingerprint with Six Sigma accuracy. Our product roadmap expands that match from ungloved to gloved identification by reading not just the surface fingerprint ridges and swirls but also a dynamic, deep tissue and vascular map of the fingertip. That deep tissue scanning encompasses all seven layers of the epidermis, plus the underlying fat pad, fascia, micro vascular and vascular, plus the arterial blood flow, bone structure, and nail bed. It can read zero to eight millimeters deep into the tissue, and with the temporal dimension can read the systolic and diastolic pressure wave of the user's heartbeat. Sonavation's patented deep tissue imaging and authentication platform ensures a failsafe one-to-one identity match across a broad array of device form factors enrolled including biometrically actuated smartphones, smartcards, access control systems, and more.

As a FIDO Alliance sponsor member, Sonavation will work with fellow members including Google, LG Electronics, Lenovo, MasterCard, and PayPal, Microsoft, and Goldman Sachs to eliminate pins and passwords, reduce online fraud, and safeguard personal data, transactions, and identity with its patented deep tissue ultrasound imaging sensors and advanced data encryption technologies.

Pricing and Availability:
AXISKEY is available for pre-order for $99.95 at To sign up for the limited beta, please visit

About Sonavation, Inc.
Headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Sonavation is on a mission to eliminate passwords and perfect personal authentication with the world's first and only patented biometric ultrasonic sensor technologies integrated into a military-grade identity-as-a-service (IAAS) encryption methodology. With breakthroughs like the world's thinnest and most flexible fingerprint sensor and the world's smallest hybrid ultrasound imaging ASIC, Sonavation has been awarded 34 patents plus more than 70 provisional patents pending. Sonavation is partnering with OEMs and ODMs to integrate with future access control systems, mobile phones, smart cards, and a host of other systems and devices to empower absolute authentication, curtail identity theft, and deliver application data security across a variety of applications and use cases. Sonavation is committed to perfecting ultrasound biometric sensor technologies and integrating them across life's critical touch points to make the world a safer place. To learn more please visit

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