STC Group – represented by SpeechPro in North America – has launched a new cloud-based authentication solution that combines facial and voice recognition.
Called OnePass, it offers a secure authentication mechanism that is simple and straightforward for the users: One needs only to look at her device’s camera and to recite a generated numeric code for identity verification. It isn’t the code that’s important, but rather the unique biometrics pertaining to the user’s face and voice.
Cyber-attacks and identity theft seem a realer threat than ever before, but the tools we need to protect ourselves we have carried since birth.
"One nine, zero, seven, five," Alexy Khitrov said to his phone. Alexy recited that random list of numbers aloud, while his phone scanned his face, and - without pressing a single button - he logged into his online banking account.
"There are over 70 parts of the human body that create the human voice," Alexy said. And - for all those impersonators out there - we can control only 15 of those parts.
A year after voice biometrics solution provider SpeechPro debuted Voice Key OnePass, the company has released a hands-free version of the solution.
"We are taking this to the next level," says Alexey Khitrov, president of SpeechPro USA, a division of Russia's Speech Technology Center. "We've added a number of features to the app that makes the process completely touchless. In the previous version you had to touch the phone to start the biometrics process."
STC has published the article in the February issue of the Biometric Technology Today magazine, one of the most authoritative sources of news, analysis and surveys in the international biometrics market, established by Elsevier Ltd.
Speech Technology Center took part in the Year in Review 2012 on biometrics theme. Look through the experts' summaries and predictions: "This is the largest yearly global snapshot of our industry and over the past 10 years we have seen so many changes. The industry is entering into a serious growth phase right now. So many companies are reporting new markets, new verticals, new and innovative product lines, new partnerships and new deployments…several in the hundreds of millions of enrollees.
SpeechPro announced the release of SIS II, the newest version of its SIS forensic audio analysis software. SIS has long been a mainstay with private and government audio analysis experts around the world and is used in 36 countries. SIS II not only represents the latest advancements in forensic audio processing capabilities, but also includes new analysis and processing tools, as well as features designed to improve productivity and plug-in modules for biometric matching and audio recording authentication.
SpeechPro a wholly-owned US subsidiary of Russia's Speech Technology Center has been warmly accepted on Voice Biometric Conference 2012. Opus Research and Dan Miller published announcement of the release of STC/SpeechPro VoiceKey, a new voice biometric platform that integrates and implements a number of the core technologies, features and functions that it has developed over the years.
The Speech Technology Center, headquartered in St. Petersburg, Russia, was at Milipol this week showing its newest product—multi-modal biometrics that combine voice identification and facial recognition to “ensure the best identification results,” according to Anna Belash, head of communications.