Aplix Solutions, Inc., a Tokyo-based joint venture company of Aplix Corporation and Quattro Media Corporation, has signed an agreement with Jerusalem, Israel-based ClassifEye, Ltd.
According to the agreement, Aplix Solutions will exclusively distribute ClassifEye's patent-pending technology with mobile authentication applications to telecom operators and handset manufacturers in Japan and collaborate with ClassifEye for overseas business.
The patent pending software solution, according to ClassifEye, enables fingerprint authentication and identity management by utilizing the on-board camera of smartphones and other mobile devices, and provides biometric security without hardware sensors.
“Aplix Solutions, a group company of Aplix Corporation, which is one of the most trusted integrators of mobile technology applications in Japan and Asia. This agreement is expected to rapidly accelerate deployment of ClassifEye's solutions in these markets, and ultimately globally,” Rami Cohen, CEO at ClassifEye, stated in a press release.
Masaaki Sekino, President at Aplix Solutions commented, “After a thorough survey of the market we found ClassifEye's software solution to be the most attractive and easiest to roll out on a wide range of handsets at a very low cost.”
Sekino said that his company believes that ClassifEye's biometric solutions have the potential to become the preferred, ubiquitous method of proving user identity, anyplace, anytime. He added, “In addition to introducing these solutions to our many telecom customers, we will be working closely with ClassifEye to ensure streamlined application integration and market appropriate user interface.”
Aplix Solutions is expected to distribute the ClassifEye solution to telecom operators and handset manufacturers both in Japan and overseas. At Present, ClassifEye is teaming with systems integrators, telecom service providers, financial institutions, and telecom equipment and handset manufacturers to deploy its technology in Europe, Asia, and the US.
Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor with TMCnet.