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Edison Award 2016

Edison Awards Celebrates 29 Years with Gala on April 21st.

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 22, 2016 The Edison Awards, celebrated 29 years of honoring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services, by recognizing the Gold, Silver, and Bronze award winning teams at the April 21st event in New York City.

“This year we saw new innovations from virtually all industries. It is clear that the role of technology in improving business results and consumer experiences is accelerating,” said Russ Fordyce, managing director of the Business Intelligence Group. “We are thrilled to be honoring those who are leaders in the business of innovation. This year’s winners are an amazing group of organizations that are laser focused on improving the daily lives of so many.”

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When it comes to the annoyances of digital life, typing in a million different passwords all the time is second only to trying to remember them all. What if your body could be the password? Biometric readers have been around for some time, but now they’re found in devices we carry around. Fingerprint readers on high-end phones and tablets can unlock their home screens—and an increasingly wide range of apps. And your finger is just the beginning. The coming year will bring 007-style gadgets that scan your eye, listen to your voice or just recognize your heartbeat.

 

These folks are just plain cool. There are no two ways about it. We have been watching the evolution of EyeLock for quite a while and they never cease to amaze us. When we first met EyeLock they made some pretty wild claims. The big one was that they could spot people at a distance using iris-based biometric scans. The people could be in motion. Imagine picking out individuals passing through security at an airport or gambling at a Las Vegas casino. The people could be moving around but the still could be picked out.

NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2014/PRNewswire/ -- EyeLock Inc., a market leader of iris-based identity authentication solutions, today announced that it has been named a 2015 CES Innovation Awards Honoree for myris™. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories.

Threats like the Heartbleed web bug mean we need more secure ways to do our work online. EyeLock, a New York–based company, has responded with Myris, a palm-size device that scans your irises to log you in to your favorite sites. While eye-scanning tech isn't new, myris, which costs $279, is likely the first for folks without Level 10 FBI clearance.

CES2014 has come to an end and SERIOUS WONDER has curated our “Best of CES2014″ awards. It was a year filled with wearable technologies, driverless and electric cars, the internet of everything, connected home gadgets, 3D innovations and curious bendable displays.

myris was one of 16 products among the thousands being unveiled and displayed at this year's CES show to be awarded an "Editor's Choice Award" by Popular Mechanics. myris was recognized for its innovative product design. Popular Mechanics editor James Meigs said, "Our editors have searched the floor to find the 16 products they feel are ‘Best in Show’ in terms of consumer appeal, excellence, and innovation."

Sign into Facebook with your eyeballs. No more typing passwords.

Aside from DNA verification, there's no better security than iris recognition. The new EyeLock Myris opens that technology up for consumer use, letting businesses and privacy-conscious individuals bypass password entry entirely.

Using the same biometric protocols you'd find in high-sensitivity security checkpoints, the Myris can reduce the chance of a false positive to 1 in 2.25 trillion, if the user scans both eyes.

Last year when we looked at these guys, they knocked our socks off. The scenario was the security entrance to the gates at a busy international airport and their product could pick out and verify identities at a distance and in motion. We could only imagine the positive impact on both security and efficiency in this use case.

EyeLock is a miniaturized iris-based scanner that sports remarkable speed and accuracy. Now, with the EyeSwipe Nano, such commercial applications as banks, pharmacies, office buildings, etc., can take advantage of biometric-grade access control at a reasonable price. The Nano can replace traditional card swipe access management, maintain better security and speed up the access process.

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