Iris-equipped Samsung Galaxy Tab for Govt, Enterprises

An advanced, secure and reliable biometric solution for Aadhaar authentication will spread the vision of Digital India

(L-R) Ajay Bhushan Pandey, Director General & Mission Director, UIDAI; Sukesh Jain, Vice President, Samsung India; TRAI Chairman R S Sharma; Ken Kang, Senior Vice President, Samsung India Electronics; and Aloknath De, Corporate Vice President & CTO, Samsung India R&D Institute, launch Samsung Galaxy Iris Tab in New Delhi recently.

Samsung India has announced the launch of Galaxy Tab Iris featuring iris-recognition technology that is ready for Aadhaar authentication through an integrated and highly secure biometric device. The Galaxy Tab Iris will provide cashless and paperless services in various applications such as banking, eGovernance services such as passport, taxation, healthcare and education.
The easy-to-use biometric technology, currently incorporated in Galaxy Tab Iris, will help India spread its Digital India vision of providing technology, so that every citizen of the country can have access to financial inclusion benefits. The solution will support government benefit programmes and enable banks and financial institutions to streamline the process of an individual’s authentication, regardless of language and literacy barriers.

The device is Aadhaar-compliant and STQC-certified. Galaxy Tab Iris is yet another Make for India innovation from Samsung. Embedded in a secure device, the advanced iris-recognition technology will provide an integrated solution that will help to solve the hassles of using separate devices for biometric identification.

“We’re excited to offer biometric-based services to the billion-plus people enrolled in Aadhaar,” said Dr. Aloknath De, Corporate Vice President & CTO, Samsung India R&D Institute. “Our India R&D team has made significant investments in biometric technology research and we built this product leveraging our knowledge in hardware design, biometrics and security for a high speed scan, greater accuracy and high reliability.”

samsung“Along with the device, we are providing an Identity SDK for application developers to build financial inclusion, payments and authentication solutions. This will encourage our start-up ecosystem to rapidly build relevant apps and services. We strongly believe this overall offering will in turn strengthen government programmes such as Jan-Dhan Yojana and e-Citizen services under the Digital India initiative,” he said.

Announcing the launch, Sukesh Jain, Vice President, Samsung India Electronics, said, “This is another example of Samsung’s pursuit for meaningful innovations. We see great potential for the iris-technology solution to be used as a means of directly facilitating greater inclusion in the Digital India programme. The biometric authentication can also act as an enabler in facilitating integration of financial services with the Aadhaar initiative. The Galaxy Tab Iris addresses consumer pain points across platforms such as banking, finance, education and various citizen services by bringing enhanced usability, versatility and reliability all through one device.”

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