Agnitio Tapped by U.S. Government

Agnitio has announced that the U.S. government's Advanced Analytic Capabilities Subgroup of the Technical Support Working Group has awarded the company a research and development contract.

The award accelerates development and delivers improved voice biometrics–based mobile phone security capabilities. With the contract, Agnitio will integrate and evaluate its mobile voice authentication technology into multiple devices and operating systems. This technology will allow secure remote authentication and allow mobile devices to be used in field tactical operations to identify persons of interest.

"Voice biometrics identification is user friendly but very powerful," said Emilio Martinez, CEO of Agnitio, in a statemement. "In mobile device authentication, enrolling an approved user takes less than one minute, and subsequent authentications can be done in as little as three seconds with very high selectivity and very low false rejection rates. It is an inexpensive but very accurate and fast way to secure mobile devices. Agnitio technology is used around the world to identify persons of interest and improve homeland security. Putting this capability in a mobile device is truly unique."

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