EyeLock LLC, a provider of recognition-based identity authentication solutions, announced a global partnership with CMITech Company Ltd. of South Korea. This partnership will enable EyeLock to introduce new interoperable products which complement and expand capabilities of its existing product line. Furthermore, the strategic collaboration will allow CMITech to leverage EyeLock’s distribution network for access control solutions.
“With EyeLock’s extensive global distribution channel, state-of-the-art algorithms and software platform, this partnership will create greater accessibility for these technologies around the world,” said Jeff Carter, CEO of EyeLock. “CMITech’s proven track record of designing and manufacturing iris recognition cameras is a perfect complement to EyeLock’s integrated solution and leadership in core algorithm development.”
The scope of the agreement grants EyeLock exclusive distribution rights for physical access control applications from CMITech in North and South America, and non-exclusive rights in the rest of the world, with some exceptions. Products under this arrangement, branded EyeLock, will contain advanced features of CMITech cameras and utilize EyeLock’s iris recognition algorithm. In addition, solutions will be customized for full compatibility with EyeLock’s EIS identity management software platform.
The COVID-19 pandemic has propelled touchless biometrics into the spotlight. Iris recognition allows identification of persons wearing face masks. ABI research predicts that “COVID-19 will have a significant impact on future biometric applications across different markets and verticals worldwide. Contact-only applications are likely to suffer in certain areas, including enterprise, healthcare, border control, and generally any use case scenario that deals with workforce management and access control. Vendors will rethink fingerprint and vein verification modalities and governments will try to give additional emphasis to face and iris technologies.”
“We are very pleased to partner with EyeLock and combine forces in our industry. Success in the physical access control and other markets requires strong application software as well as sales channel and service support resources, which EyeLock has in abundance globally,” said Phil Tusa, COO of CMITech. “This allows CMITech to concentrate our R&D resources to maintain our leadership in contactless and hands-free biometrics imaging products.”
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