Voice biometrics for mobile devices
Posted on 05 June 2012.
Nuance announced Dragon ID, a voice biometrics technology that lets people quickly and easily unlock mobile devices and consumer electronics just by using their voice. Dragon ID enables manufacturers to secure and personalize access to phones, tablets, apps and PCs with a simple spoken word or phrase.


People rely on their mobile devices and tablets to hold contact information, text messages, work and personal emails, notes and photos, confidential documents. To access devices, people rely on cumbersome passcodes and pins – or worse – nothing at all.

With Dragon ID, people can “forget” their passwords and simply create a spoken password or passphrase, offering a secure and convenient way to “wake-up” and access devices. For instance, just saying “Hello Dragon” can securely turn on a device and instantly launch a personalized home screen with favorite apps and content – even on shared devices like tablets or PCs.

Dragon ID brings even more intelligence to a device by enabling it to know who you are by the sound of your voice, or more specifically, your voiceprint. In fact, Nuance’s voice biometrics authentication technology is already relied upon by enterprises, carriers, banks and government institutions, with over 20 million voiceprints enrolled globally.

“Consumer devices and the experiences they deliver are incredibly personal – and with that comes a need for greater security,” said Michael Thompson, executive vice president and general manager, Nuance Mobile. “Nuance’s innovative Dragon ID further humanizes the mobile experience, leveraging a person’s unique voice to secure and access their device, and keeping the content they rely on each day private and personal.”





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