Sonavation recently announced 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. Those looking to deliver secure solutions with a protected touch sensor or touch-under-cover sensor can now guarantee biometrics are easily integrated and convenient to provide a great user experience with cutting-edge authentication options.”
Dr. Rainer Schmitt, Sonavation chief technology officer and distinguished innovative leader in ultrasound technologies added: “The high frequency ultrasound technology deployed in SonicTouch provides high resolution imaging utilizing acoustic impediography. The difference of acoustic properties in the fingerprint structure of ridges and valleys is at least two orders of magnitude higher than those of optical and capacitive fingerprint imaging methods. This makes acoustic impediography simple and robust, while providing the means for through glass fingerprinting.”
By empowering OEMs with this easily deployable technology, Sonavation aims to broaden the proliferation of biometric technology, ultimately increasing the security on mobile and IoT devices.
The Sonavation product line is designed to provide secure authentication and protection for digital and physical environments for consumers and businesses. Solutions include both embedded and stand-alone device offerings designed to protect access to online systems including: e-Commerce, financial services, health data and other sensitive applications.
Sonavation designs and manufactures the industry’s leading biometric fingerprint sensors, utilizing ultrasound. Its 3D surface scan and sub-surface technology is protected by 42 awarded patents and an additional 47 patents filed, making it the world’s smallest low-power ultrasound sensor. Headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Sonavation is committed to “Empowering Trust, Delivering Peace of Mind.”