Password security is starting to look so old-hat. At next week’s Mobile World Congress, Alcatel Onetouch will show off a new idea for tablet security.
Alcatel Onetouch and IriTech will demonstrate a prototype of a tablet with integrated iris recognition designed to simplify security and access to applications.
"There will be a myriad of applications derived from iris recognition enabled mobile devices,” said Daniel Daehoon Kim, CEO for IriTech. “We are glad of this opportunity to prove its feasibility.
“Our goal for this prototype is to define a new era for iris recognition technology generally and a benchmark for IriTech's product particularly."
The two companies said they collaborated on the installation of a small iris recognition camera module and IR LED, as well as IriTech's highly accurate matching algorithm, into the tablet which will be shown at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona next week.
Beyond general security, future applications include second factor authentication for mobile financial transaction, OTP (one-time-password) generation and even remote vehicle control.
(Security and mobile management will be among the key topics discussed at the Tablet Strategy conference in New York on May 6, 2014)