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SOURCE EyeLock Inc.
Myris recognized as a top device in the competition's computer and information technology category
NEW YORK, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EyeLock Inc., a market leader of iris-based identity authentication solutions, today announced that myris, its new iris authentication device that debuted at CES has been awarded the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014 in the computer and information technology category. The Red Dot Awards is an international competition which recognizes the most innovative and high quality product designs. As a result of winning the award, the myris will be on display later this summer in the Red Dot Design Museum in Singapore.
The myris was developed in collaboration with renowned product strategy and design firm Frog. The goal was ambitious, yet simple: take EyeLock's iris authentication technology from the realm of physical access high-end security and put it in the hands of everyday people. Myris is designed to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand. Users can simply install the myris on any desktop or laptop, pick it up and just look into its mirror to unlock their email, social accounts, and other sensitive data.
"EyeLock ID, our enabling platform technology, solves current critical security issues facing society today. myris is an evolution of the EyeLock technology designed to serve a larger consumer market as the first ever iris-based logical identity authentication solution," explained Jim Demitrieus, Chief Executive Officer, EyeLock Corporation. "We are honored to be recognized by Red Dot with such a prestigious award. As we continue to evolve our technology platform to meet ever-growing market demand, we are deeply encouraged by the overwhelming positive market reception to myris."
EyeLock's myris was selected among 4,815 entries from over 53 countries during the 2014 competition. Germany's Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen has run the Red Dot competition since 1954, and past winners have included leading consumer electronics brands including Apple and Bose. The award is internationally recognized as a seal of quality.
Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of Red Dot, on the decision process in the Red Dot Award: "The 40 experts assessed the quality of the entries with the utmost care and attention. Due to their backgrounds, they also assessed the special cultural aspects of the designs from 53 countries. But only the best products receive an award from the jury. This is especially reflected in the percentage of successful entries in the Red Dot Award, which is much smaller in contrast to other international design competitions. Therefore, the winners can be proud of their achievements – with their entries, they stood out from the rest and were able to pass the test in front of the critical eyes of the experts."
EyeLock is a leader in iris authentication, provides the highest level of security with EyeLock ID technology. The company's proprietary, embeddable technology enables the convenient, secure authentication of individuals across physical and logical environments. EyeLock's software has been integrated across consumer and enterprise platforms, eliminating the need for PINs and passwords. No two irises are alike, and outside DNA - the iris is the most accurate human identifier. Corporations across the Fortune 500 recognize the level of security EyeLock provides due in part to its false accept rate (one in 2.25 trillion–315 times the global population), ease of use and scalability. As a sponsor member of the Fast IDentity Online Alliance (FIDO), a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a safer and more secure digital presence for consumers, EyeLock is dedicated to providing digital privacy and next generation security.
Weber Shandwick for EyeLock
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