Agnitio Debuts KIVOX Mobile
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (Voice Biometrics Conference) — Agnitio yesterday launched KIVOX mobile, a product for secure authentication in mobile devices using a person's voice.
The new software, demonstrated at the conference, can perform voice authentication on Android smartphones or tablets without being connected to a network.
"KIVOX mobile will bring voice authentication closer to the user," said Emilio Martinez, CEO of Agnitio. "You will teach your device to recognize your voice, whenever you want and at the pace you want. The device will improve its recognition capabilities over time, and you will be able to test how it works in multiple situations. Agnitio technology is used around the world to identify persons of interest to fight terrorism and improve homeland security. Reducing the size of our engine so that it can run locally in a consumer mobile device is truly unique."
KIVOX mobile will be available for developers and users by the end of May, first for Android platforms and later for iOS. This initial version will enable users to create their own identification phrases and then use them later for verification. During the conference, Agnitio also demonstrated the ability of its technology to conduct streaming free speech voice identification in a mobile Android device with no connection to a network. The product is currently available for government customers and will be released for use in commercial devices by the end of the year.
Dan Miller, of Opus Research and an organizer of the Voice Biometric Conference, believes the time has come for more widespread use of voice authentication.
"Smartphones have already morphed into highly personalized tools for everyday commerce, often housing all contact information, appointment calendars, and banking information, in addition to Angry Birds space," he stated. "Agnitio's KIVOX mobile has connected the dots between spoken words, strong user authentication, and the personalization of mobile devices, applications, and services."
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