Three foundational technologies form the basis of ImageWare's multi-modal biometric and credentialing offerings:
Multi-Modal Biometric Matching: ImageWare’s IWS Biometric Engine® is the first and only truly multi-modal, device- and algorithm- independent biometric software platform. This patented, open architecture biometric software platform optimizes biometric enrollment, management and authentication while supporting more than a dozen biometric modalities.
The recently re-engineered IWS Biometric Engine® 2.0, combines significantly enhanced performance and broader scalability with an SOA architecture. This makes it possible to offer cloud-based biometric identity management services - enrollment, identity vetting, identification and verification – with near limitless scaling of computational and storage capacity.
Multi-Modal Biometric Capture: IWS EPI Builder® provides the foundation for a multi-modal biometric capture platform that ensures device interoperability and support for centralized and distributed deployment models. Acting as a device abstraction layer, EPI Builder supports a customer-centric solution model that incorporates multiple types of biometric capture devices from a broad range of vendors, via device plug-ins that make it easy to swap one vendor's device for another.
Credential Issuance: From simple single-sided “dumb” photo ID cards to complex tamper-resistant secure electronic identity documents, such as driver licenses, passports and national identity cards, ImageWare consistently delivers highly secure, high-quality, customized credentials.
ImageWare’s time tested foundational technologies have been incorporated into the IWS CloudID™ Product Suite. IWS CloudID is a highly modular, SOA-based software platform that delivers an unsurpassed ability to rapidly develop and deploy highly secure, yet flexible standards based identity solutions that continuously adapt to evolving customer requirements and emerging market demands, and truly deliver on the promise of Future Proof Identity.
Two significant innovations differentiate this next generation identity platform:
- IWS CloudID™ extends the flexible, technology- and vendor- independent “plug-in” approach which ImageWare invented for biometric applications across the entire identity platform, creating a layered, highly modular product suite.
- IWS CloudID™ achieves optimal performance whether delivered as part of traditional on-premise client server computing solutions, or embedded in cloud-based services.
IWS CloudID™ is easily incorporated into new or existing cloud-enabled environments or integrated as cloud-ready software into traditional networked client server and data center IT infrastructures. IWS CloudID achieves optimal performance in either configuration and is easily transitioned from non-cloud to cloud environments.
ImageWare technology is also applicable in the mobile environment using the IWS Interactive Messaging System. This push application platform enables the creation of a more interactive mobile application experience, while the biometric authentication offers increased security when more sensitive data is involved.
The FDA-cleared Pill Phone® application is an excellent example of the interactive power and biometric security of this revolutionary mobile application platform at work. This unique mobile health management application offers proactive medication reminders and information exchange to improve treatment adherence, while giving users the confidence that all of their personal medical information is secure.