Now Use Smartphones As Scaning Tools

Smartphones are not just phones to make conversation or device to access social media. Smartphones are powerful commanding tool which can perform your command with the help of right apps and accessories.


AOptix has expose its app which turns a regular iPhone 4 or 4S into a powerful biometrics scanning tool. On Tuesday this tech company shows its app and wrap wrap-around device that turns an iPhone 4 or 4S into a portable iris, face, fingerprint and voice scanner.

This pack of hardware and software system cost you US$ 199  and  is called AOptix Stratus, which include both the iOS app and a wrap around device for an iPhone 4 or 4S.

iPhone camera is used by app to snap pictures of faces and record voices. There's an extra camera that does iris scanning and a small sensor to scan fingerprints. AOptix also planning to release a software development kit to its customers so they can modify the app to their own needs.

This product is very helpful for border protection agency that could use iris recognition at an airport's customs checkpoint, or a police or law enforcement agency that needs to verify identities on the go and can't afford large, weighty hardware to do so.

As per AOptix's Director of Product Marketing Joey Pritikin Making the system work on an iPhone makes everything easier. If you used an iPhone before, you can use this.

The app interface is user-friendly and simple, and lets the user register the biometrics of the person in front of him with relative ease. Using an iPhone also lets the app register GPS coordinates and transmit all the data through the phone's mobile Internet connection.

All pictures taken are stored and easily accessible within the app. The app allows the user to create a person's profile including his or her iris, face, voice, fingerprints and biographical information. This trove of data is then accessible with the tap of a finger.

Countries like India, which is deploying national ID programs to give every citizen a unique number linked to biometric data could also be target customers.

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