Saturday, March 28, 2015

Samsung has licensed the technology to scan the iris for smartphones and tablets

Samsung has decided to surpass its main competitor in the smartphone market. The Korean company has licensed the technology Iris on the Move (IOM), allows identification of users of mobile devices by scanning the iris. New biometric technology developed by the International Research Institute of Stanford, an American non-profit organization dedicated to a variety of innovation projects.

According to the developers, Iris on the Move provides 1000 times higher accuracy than a fingerprint sensors, which are assessed in smartphones for fingerprinting. The first device with iris scanner will be a modified version of Android-tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4.
Korean mini-computer is endowed with 8.4-inch display with a resolution of 2560 × 1600 pixels, quad-core Snapdragon processor 800 with 2.3 GHz, 2 GB RAM, flash module to 32GB, 2 cameras and an 8-megapixel matrices, Wireless Adapter Wi-Fi a / b / g / n / ac and Bluetooth 4.0, as well as the receiver GPS / GLONASS. The model will be on display April 17 in Las Vegas at the ISC West 2015 conference dedicated to security issues.
Of course, the first IOM-solutions will be used in the corporate sector, and then find a place in consumer devices. Reading the pattern of the iris is a much more reliable method of user authentication than biometric identification using fingerprinting, and will be an important competitive advantage of the Korean devices to the iPhone and iPad.
If the experiment with the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 is successful, the next flagship smartphone Galaxy S7 inherit the iris scanner.