Mumbai, 29th January 2016: Biomatiques Identification Solutions Pvt. Ltd. introduced “Retina Recognition Technology” for cattle identification at the e-governance symposium which took place in Tirupati on Friday. It thus became the first Indian company to do so. The conclave was organized by the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh on the lines of the Digital India initiative of the central government as a platform for exchange of ideas for IT secretaries from other States, GoI and some eminent industry leaders from across the country. Some of the key themes were ePragati, Mee Seva, Bharat Net, Start-Ups for e-governance and ICT (Information & Communication Technology) for smart cities amongst others.
In India the concept of animal identification is not new however the methods that are used are either outdated or can be tampered around with easily. Biomatiques has already started making waves in the biometric identification solutions market with its revolutionary iris recognition technology which involves the human eye. There are so far only 12 other companies in the international market which offer iris recognition as method for biometric identification. On similar grounds, Biomatiques has now come up with “Cattle UID” – retina biometric technology for identifying cattle. With this every cattle can be given a unique ID which will qualify them for insurance which will be a complete relief for dairy farmers, government and insurance companies alike.
“RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) ear tags, ear marking, neck tagging with transponders, branding using hot iron or freezing methods, paint and tattoos are some of the methods used worldwide which pose serious health hazards to the bovines across the globe, something which does not occur in retina recognition. Just like iris recognition method for humans, retina identification is also a contact less technology. Privacy is another challenge in some of the methods like RFID ear tags as third party scanners can be easily used for tracking your cattle,” said Mr. Tamaal Roy – CEO, Biomatiques Identification Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Biomatiques has managed to supply 33,310 iris scanning devices so far to Andhra Pradesh Govt. which will be used in various sectors like education, pension and ration distribution, a number which no other company has managed to achieve so far in India. Andhra Pradesh as a state is putting to effect the application of ICT (Information and Communications Technology) to government functioning very rapidly in order to create smart governance. It is one of the leading states in terms of e-Governance.
Voice, fingerprints, face, gait and palm recognition are some of the methods which are slowly becoming obsolete. Iris patterns are far more random and unique. An algorithm is created to map the random pattern and then generate a unique biometric template for human identification which is unique for every individual. Apart from the technology, even on the price front, Biomatiques has managed to bring the cost down and is at par with the makers of fingerprint technology.