Samsung India has announced that it has bagged the most Innovative Product Award for its Samsung Galaxy Tab Iris at the IESA Technovation Awards that were 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 for the year was accepted by Dr. Aloknath De, Chief Technology Officer, Samsung R&D Institute Bangalore.
Galaxy Tab Iris is ‘Make for India’ product that was launched in India in May 2016. It is Aadhaar-compliant and STQC-certified. Its Iris-recognition technology will provide an integrated solution that will help solve the hassles of using separate devices for biometric identification.
The award 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 of India get access to financial inclusion benefits. It will also encourage cashless and paperless services in various applications such as banking, 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.
“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, Chief Technology Officer, Samsung R&D Institute Bangalore.