December 21, 2015
Sonavation, the pioneer in ultrasound biometric technology and the first to develop and successfully bond an ultrasound biometric sensor to device protective glass, announces another major industry innovation “SonicTouch”. SonicTouch is the most advanced authentication solution for digital and device security. It is a FIDO-ready ultrasound biometric authenticator system-in-package module that is uniquely designed to deliver the next generation of identity security and ease of integration into mobile and IoT devices. Sonavation is currently finalizing design-in specifications and launch schedules with three global tier one mobile device manufacturers.
By 2020, biometric technology is expected to secure $5.6T in mobile payment transactions and it is estimated that there will be more than 25B internet connected devices. Consumers and companies demand the highest level of assurance in protecting their identity, personal data and digital transactions. SonicTouch was engineered for an unrivaled experience that empowers trust and delivers peace of mind with one touch.
With its Match-In-Sensor architecturally flexible design, SonicTouch is a dramatic advancement in trustworthy authentication. Incorporating the Sonavation 3D ultrasound sensor, SonicTouch is the industry's first full-stack solution with the highest level end-to-end encryption architecture that provides a fully encapsulated locked-down module. Combined with upgradable anti-spoofing and Level 3+ matching systems, secure transaction platforms can be deployed by mobile and IoT device manufacturers, mobile network operators and application developers.
With SonicTouch, a user's singularly unique acoustic fingerprint signature is captured, encrypted and never leaves the device. SonicTouch demonstrates the highest accuracy extract and match and allows authentication despite moisture, dirt or lotion that might be present on a user's finger. Because device protective glass integrity is of utmost importance, SonicTouch was purposefully designed to eliminate the need to etch out or cut into the protective display glass, thus keeping the full strength of the glass intact. For device manufacturers, this is a critical element to reducing device costs while providing a positive end-user experience.
Karl Weintz, Sonavation chief executive officer, said "The digital and connected world is at our doorstep and is already beginning to touch every aspect of life. This makes biometric security a critical component and evolving authority that demands our attention. The ultra-thin SonicTouch is the comprehensive advancement that will enable the most secure authentication solution for manufacturers.