Samsung has announced recently that they have a joint partnership with SRI International, and that they are licensed to use its Iris on the Move® (IOM) technology for future Samsung mobile devices. SRI also benefits from this agreement by entering a sales, supply and production agreement for IOM technology-embedded Samsung mobile products for B2B applications.
The first device that will benefit from this partnership is a re-worked version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 tablet, which would come with a built-in IOM iris module. The IOM model would bring easy-to-use, fast and accurate biometric identity solution to its users. IRIS based solutions are proven to be 1000 times faster than current fingerprint based security methods. While fingerprint solutions can be used in various lighting conditions, IRIS based solutions on the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 would benefit from lighting even more.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 tablet with built-in IOM iris module has the same specs as the original version. It sports a 8.4-inch (2560 x 1600 pixels) LCD display, powered by a 2.3Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 processor with Adreno 330GPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB space of internal storage, 8MP rear camera, 4G LTE, Android 4.4 Kitkat and a non-replaceable 4800mAh battery.
SRI International stated the following message, specifically about this Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4:
“SRI has entered into a supply agreement to start production and sales of the IOM technology-embedded Samsung mobile products for B2B applications. The initial product for this supply agreement will be a customized Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 tablet with a built-in IOM iris module.”
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 tablet is expected to be showcased at the ISC West 2015 conference on April 15 – 17.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4
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SRI Press Release
MENLO PARK, Calif.—March 25, 2015—SRI International today announced an exclusive license of Iris on the Move® (IOM) technologies to Samsung for use in Samsung mobile products. Additionally SRI has entered into a supply agreement to start production and sales of the IOM technology-embedded Samsung mobile products for B2B applications. The initial product for this supply agreement will be a customized Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 tablet with a built-in IOM iris module. The product will be introduced in the SIA New Product Showcase at ISC West 2015 (the largest security industry trade show in the U.S.) and offered worldwide through SRI partners and resellers. This new model will provide fast, easy-to-use, and accurate biometric identity management solutions to its users. Tests have shown this purely iris-based solution to be more than 1,000 times more accurate than published fingerprint data. “The next-generation IOM iris recognition solution will create new applications and markets and increase adoption in existing markets,” said Mark Clifton, president of Products and Solutions at SRI International. SRI will be seeking initial adopters of the new product for various security and identity management applications. It will be added to SRI’s end-to-end IOM biometric product line, which performs accurate and effortless identity authentication to streamline security and enhance the user experience. IOM products are optimally suited for airports, access control, workforce management, and similar security applications, and include systems for indoor and outdoor operation.