SOURCE: Tascent

July 19, 2016 08:00 ET

Tascent Introduces Mobile Biometric Platform for iPhone

Integrated Iris, Face, Fingerprint and Voice Enable Wide Range of Biometric Applications Including Travel, Public Safety & Humanitarian Aid

LOS GATOS, CA--(Marketwired - July 19, 2016) - Tascent™, Inc., an innovator in biometrics and identity, today announced the availability of Tascent M6, its latest generation mobile biometric device, which in conjunction with the Apple® iPhone® 6 or 6s forms an intuitive and powerful multimodal biometric platform for a wide variety of identification applications. Supporting iris, face, fingerprint, and voice biometrics, and designed to meet the global demand for establishing and verifying identity in a way that is secure, scalable, accurate, and easy-to-use, Tascent M6 is well suited to applications ranging from consumer travel and financial services to public safety and humanitarian aid.

Tascent M6 is opening new markets for mobile biometrics through a combination of usability, small form factor, biometric performance and an open architecture approach that allows partners to develop custom applications through the Tascent Mobile SDK. It is already in use in a variety of applications around the world, including humanitarian aid, public safety, and time and attendance.

"Tascent M6 hits a sweet spot not commonly found in the market: It's highly compact and easy to use, while also delivering advanced multimodal biometric capabilities in a secure, scalable framework," says Joey Pritikin, VP Marketing and Product Management at Tascent. "This makes it an ideal fit for a wide range of emerging commercial applications, while also delivering a true next generation capability to established end users in government and related markets."

The product is offered in two configurations, with one supporting fingerprint, face, and voice biometrics and the other enabling the full complement of iris, fingerprint, face and voice biometrics. Tascent M6 is powered by world-class biometric sensors, which include Tascent's advanced iris imaging system and Integrated Biometrics' Sherlock fingerprint sensor. With these devices, Tascent M6 is capable of dual-eye iris capture and dual-print or rolled fingerprint capture, even in bright sunlight. M6 has received FBI's rigorous Appendix F FAP45 certification for fingerprint capture, and meets international standards for biometric and product performance.

As a Made for iPhone product, Tascent M6 device leverages iOS and the iPhone to deliver advanced capabilities critical to the deployment of biometrics and identity, including FIPS 140-2-certified encryption, MDM readiness, advanced wireless communications, GPS, and even the iSight® camera itself.

Stemming from successful implementation of its InSight Duo iris recognition system in airports around the world, the air travel industry is also taking note of Tascent's mobile solution, which has integrated passport reading capability. According to Geoffrey Lipman, President of the International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP), founder of The SUN Program and the first president of the World Travel & Tourism Council, "For too long, air travel has been characterized by long lines and frustrating identity checks. Automated biometric identity, such as Tascent has deployed at Gatwick and Dubai Airports, is shifting the tide toward a positive, secure traveler experience. Tascent M6 is an ideal complement to these automated systems, enabling mobile enrollment and a versatile identity verification capability to facilitate a broader use of biometrics in air travel."

"Together with our global partners, we're proud to offer a mobile biometric solution that can help improve convenience and efficiency while bolstering safety and security," says Dean Senner, CEO of Tascent. "With Tascent M6, we're starting to see a next generation of applications emerge that will help to define the future of how we travel, work, and establish and verify identity with confidence."

Apple, iPhone, and iSight are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. IOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license.

About Tascent, Inc.

Tascent develops and deploys biometric identity products and solutions that excel in challenging real-world environments. Each year, tens of millions of people rely on Tascent's biometric technologies for secure, seamless travel, public safety, and commerce. Founded in 2015, Tascent has a strong heritage in iris recognition and multimodal high-throughput and mobile biometrics stemming from its acquisition of AOptix Technologies' Identity Solutions business unit. Tascent is based in Silicon Valley, CA and supports customers and partners globally with offices in Washington DC, Dubai and Singapore. https://www.tascent.com

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