US-based handset producer InFocus will soon dispatch another cell phone in India that will support Aadhaar confirmation utilizing the iris scanner on the gadget. Valuated at under Rs 12,000, the gadget will be made accessible next year.
InFocus has been granted STQC (Standardization Testing and Quality Certification) from the Indian government and the organization arrangements to dispatch more gadget supporting Aadhaar validation later on. STQC affirmation verifies the utilization of Iris-recognition gadgets, utilized for biometric confirmation connected under the Aadhaar project.
InFocus India country head Sachin Thapar said “InFocus smartphone features IriTech’s superior iris image quality assessment and on-board K7 generation algorithm to provide good quality images and avoid false positives while maximising true positive identification rates,”
M425 will be available in next 2-3 months it will we 4G-VoLTE enabled, with dual SIM slot,4.5 inch display, 8GB internal memory and 2,300mAh battery.
UIDAI is not the only on using IriTech, government agencies like Kenya,US and Columbia also work with the same.
Sachin Thapar also added the biometric information from the InFocus gadget gets scrambled by a UIDAI key at the chip level in gadget, making it inconceivable for anybody yet the Aadhaar server to see the data. Such encryption anticipates data spillage of various types.
Nandan Nilekani, former chairman of UIDAI said “The InFocus Aadhaar-enabled iris smartphone is a great example of the innovation possible on the Aadhaar platform. The phone is timely as it can be used for applications like opening instant bank accounts with eKYC and as a cashless microATM for merchant payments. This will accelerate JAM (Jan Dhan-Aadhaar-Mobile) implementation,”
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Madhurima Goyal, From ITvoir News Desk