New voice identification technology
Neurotechnology introduced VeriSpeak, a new voice identification technology, available in the VeriSpeak SDK and as a new voice identification.
VeriSpeak combines voiceprint identification and phrase recognition technologies, enabling the development of two-factor voice verification and authentication systems that can identify a person by biometric voice pattern and use of a passphrase.
It can be used with a regular microphone, making it a simple, cost-effective mode of secure identification for standalone or web-based systems such as online banking and payment transactions. VeriSpeak voice identification technology also can be used in combination with any of the other biometric modalities in MegaMatcher 4.1, including face, fingerprint, palmprint and iris, for added flexibility and security.
VeriSpeak makes it easy to verify a person’s identity using both the individual’s unique voiceprint and a pre-set passphrase. For example, a person’s voiceprint can be enrolled in the system along with that person’s unique speech pattern in pronunciation of a passphrase.
When the person later requests access to a physical area or protected information, he or she simply speaks the password into the microphone and the system checks for both voice and phrase authenticity prior to allowing access.
A set of passphrases can be enrolled as answers to different security questions. In the authentication mode, the system offers the option to answer any one of the security questions from the set. In this way, the use of a passphrase also enables the system to ensure that a live person (as opposed to a voice recording) is being detected, which provides an extra measure of security and fraud prevention.