VoiceVault, a provider of voice-based biometric identity verification solutions, has announced a new voice biometric Smartphone Developer Program for VoiceVault Enterprise.
The program includes a number of important tools and resources that enable developers to design voice biometric-enabled smartphone applications, leveraging the VoiceVault Enterprise technology platform of the company, and offers support to various smartphone platforms, such as iPhone, Android (News - Alert), and Blackberry.
The solutions offered by the company leverage an individual’s unique vocal characteristics for biometric identity verification over the phone, web, or via smartphone applications. VoiceVault leverages the technologies that are predicated on the fact that speaking is natural and effortless, which means no two voices are exactly the same. Based in Reading, United Kingdom, and having U.S. offices in Boston and San Diego, the company was founded over 10 years ago.
Lee Cottle, global executive vice president at VoiceVault, said that with all of the different flavors of device out there, and adoption increasing rapidly, the company thinks it is right time to provide its partners with all of the tools they need to develop robust voice biometric smartphone solutions. Cottle, continued, that smartphone users expect robust security and ease of use as a matter of course, and voice biometrics is a key technology to deliver this.
At present, the company had been offering its VoiceVault Enterprise voice biometric enrollment, authentication, and signature components through 3G or WiFi (News - Alert) networks, and plans to soon include an embedded on-device capability, leveraging which the developers will be able to offer voice biometric functionality for offline devices as well.
A number of applications have already been developed within the program. One of them offers help in supplementing key-entry password security used for logging into an app with a voice biometric process, while a yet another one enables the enterprises to voice-sign any transaction or approval process on a smartphone deploying VoiceVault’s VoiceSign biometric voice signature technology.
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) and Representational State Transfer Application Programming Interfaces (REST APIs) have been included within the program for all of the core biometric and management functionality, apart from extended help and support from VoiceVault.
In August 2009, Angel.com (News - Alert), a provider of on-demand business voice solutions announced integration partnerships with VoiceVault, Novauris (News - Alert) and Plug'n Pay for extending the reach of its IVR and call center technology solutions and helping customers maximize business productivity and efficiency.
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Edited by Ed Silverstein