Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Iris Conferred the ‘Most Innovative Product’ Award

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Dr. Aloknath De accepting the “Most Innovative Product” award for the Galaxy Tab Iris


Samsung India has bagged the ‘Most Innovative Product’ award for its Samsung Galaxy Tab Iris, at the IESA Technovation Awards held in Bengaluru.


The prestigious Indian Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) Technovation awards recognize role models for innovation and excellence in products developed in India for the Electronics and Semiconductor industry that have had a positive impact on the market.


The ‘Most Innovative Product’ Award was accepted by Dr. Aloknath De, Chief Technology Officer, Samsung R&D Institute Bangalore.


“The marriage between advanced technology like Iris-based biometric processing and the Digital India vision of providing technology to every citizen is the uniqueness of this product. It is creating solutions that touch lives of people across multiple strata of society,” said Dr. Aloknath De.


“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,” he added.


The Galaxy Tab Iris, launched in May 2016, is yet another ‘Make for India’ innovation from Samsung. The device is Aadhaar-compliant and STQC-certified. It’s advanced Iris-recognition technology provides an integrated solution that helps solve the hassles of using separate devices for biometric identification.


The award also demonstrates the entrepreneurial start-up culture within Samsung. Along with the Galaxy Tab Iris device, Samsung provides an Identity SDK for application developers to build financial inclusion, payments and authentication solutions. This will encourage the start-up ecosystem to build relevant apps and services. The overall offering will in turn strengthen government programs such as Jan Dhan Yojana and E-Citizen services under the Digital India initiative.


The easy-to-use biometric technology, currently incorporated in the Galaxy Tab Iris will help citizens get access to financial inclusion benefits. It will also encourage cashless and paperless services in various applications such as banking and eGovernance services such as passport, taxation, healthcare and education. The solution will support government programs and will enable banks and financial institutions to streamline the process of an individual’s authentication, regardless of language and literacy barriers.

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