Biomatiques Launches India’s First Indigenous Iris Recognition Technology at Fingerprint Technology Price


– First Indian company to receive prestigious STQC for Iris Scanners from DeitY 

Bangalore, 19th March, 2015; Biomatiques Identification Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (Biomatiques) launched India’s first indigenous Iris recognition technology through their revolutionary range of Iris scanning products in Bangalore today. The Guest of Honor for the launch was Mr .Vasudev Surabhi   Associate  Vice President – Sales , Tech Mahindra . A pioneer in the Iris recognition field, Biomatiques is the first Indian company to receive the prestigious Standardization Testing and Quality Certification (STQC) for their Iris scanners from the STQC Directorate,Department of Electronics and Information Technology(DeitY), New Delhi.  The robust Iris technology is the most trusted form of identity authentication and as affordable as fingerprint technology.

Mr. Tamaal Roy, CEO, Biomatiques, introduced the path-breaking Iris technology and said, “Our indigenization has helped us bring down the cost of Iris authentication to match fingerprint authentication. With our vision of ‘Total Security’, we aim to completely replace fingerprint authentication which is error-prone. The applications for this technology are varied, and we are expecting this price revolution to change the security mindset in India and the globe completely. The awarded STQC Department of IT allows connection of our Iris scanners to the Aadhaar database also.”

Iris recognition method is an automated form of biometric identification that uses mathematical pattern-recognition techniques on video images of one or both of the irises of an individual’s eyes, whose complex random patterns are unique, stable, and can be seen from some distance.An iris-recognition algorithm can identify up to 250 identification points including rings, furrows and freckles within the iris. Some of these Iris scanners can capture the Iris image from a distance of two meters and authenticate the Iris.  The Iris technology is user-friendly, contactless, glitch- free, long-lasting and almost impossible to deceive. Due to its robustness,

ease, cost effectiveness, the technology can used in all areas of identity assurance environments, from border control to access control,from transportation to law.

Mr. Roy averred, “The cost and security advantage has been the core of our development for over two years. Matching Iris technology costs to the currently available fingerprint recognition technology will cause a revolution in the field of biometric authentication and allow everyone to be more secure without extra cost.”

The new range of identification solutions products from Biomatiques comes with assured reliability and this revolutionary technology is set to replace all other forms of security systems as the most secure form of identity assurance.

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Business Messaging App, Avaamo targets India’s massive ‘mobile-first’ workforce


Bangalore, March 19, 2015: Avaamo, a secure mobile messaging app designed specifically for the mobile workforce, today announced its launch in India with exciting features in mobile communication for the growing ‘mobile-first’ market in the country. Avaamo combines a delightful user experience with security, data protection and administration features required by enterprises. Created with the intent to ease business communication for the mobile worker, who is taking decisions in real time, Avaamo is addressing daily work communication across several industries including BFSI, Travel, Aviation, Construction, Medical Services and Retail. Currently, over 3000 business entities in India are using the free Avaamo messaging app.

“Messaging has become the killer app for the mobile business user” said Ram Menon, Founder and CEO of Avaamo. “Voice is rapidly becoming a secondary mode of communication. India’s evolving mobile first workforce from CEOs to the salesmen out in the markets, need a secure private communications platform that is instant and delivers on company requirements of security, governance and administration. Avaamo’s mission is to deliver a messaging platform that improves the productivity of today’s mobile workforce and at the same time addresses unique needs of Indian enterprises and Indian Mobile market conditions.”

Popular features of the Avaamo app include:

  • Instantaneous: All messages are delivered with a sub-second latency anywhere in the world.
  • Private and secure:All messages are encrypted. The ‘off the record’ mode offers an additional layer of security by combining enterprise class encryption with the option to make messages ephemeral and disappear after a defined time period.
  • Corporate vs. Personal phone directory: Company contacts are stored in a separate secure tab, ensuring that work-related individuals are entirely separated from personal contacts.
  • Open beyond the App: Business communication often happens with customers/suppliers/partners; all outside of a company eco system. Avaamo is the 1st business messaging application that lets you have secure two way messaging inside and outside your company.
  • Integrated via open API: The API allow integrations with business applications to route important notifications to the user.
  • Expressive:Avaamo lets you inject personality into conversations with unique business-related emoticons.
  • Enterprise Ready:For enterprise admins, an admin console offers granular control on users, data, security and access.

User feedback and insights into work communication have given Avaamo the opportunity to also announce enhancements to the app, which include:

  • Auto-Send/Offline: In India, the mobile connectivity can move from 3G to no Service within a span of 100 feet inside a single business building. Avaamo estimates that over 20% of messages are never sent due to intermittent bandwidth. Auto Send now enables a user to “fire and forget. If there is no connection, Avaamo intelligently waits and when the connection is established, the app ensures the message is sent.
  • Voice messaging: Avaamo introduces reliable voice messaging; an easy way to send a quick voice message which can be broadcast to users or a group to avoid any difficulty in extended typing. The voice message proves to be a reliable substitute for communication when one is unable to contact a person, on a voice call
  • Emojis: In the 2 trial months that Avaamo has been available in India, almost 40% of business users sent at least one emoji / day. To further make business communications fun, Avaamo has introduced 2 Emoji families:
    • The WALTO line (We are like that only): WALTO captures the quintessential cultural nuances of today’s business lingo.
    • Bollywood Line: Captures popular Bollywood dialogues and lingo which have been incorporated into everyday business use.

View these Emoji families here:

Avaamo can be downloaded on iOS from the App store and on Android in Google Play.

To download the app, visit:

App Store

Google Play

Hyundai’s Global Launch of the ‘i20 ACTIVE’


– Hyundai launches i20 Active in India –

– Enters new segment; takes Modern- Premium product-line up to 9 brands

Bangalore, March 18, 2015 – Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the country’s leading premium vehicle manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter today launched the much awaited sport styled i20 Active. The launch marks the global debut of i20 Active in India.

 The i20 Active possesses stylish design and advanced technology to further redefine Hyundai’s automotive excellence in India. The i20 Active is developed for the aspirational, metropolitan, enthusiastic and value-seeking, young risers who have an active lifestyle.

Speaking at the launch of i20 Active, Mr. B S Seo, MD & CEO, HMIL said, “Reaffirming our commitment to Indian market, we are delighted to launch i20 Active. The i20 Active is a sport styled vehicle with many segment unique features. The i20 Active will be a trendsetter model reflecting Hyundai’s Modern Premium brand direction and will propel Hyundai’s growth in India. Designed with a vision of creating cutting edge driving innovations and delivering outstanding comfort features; the i20 Active will appeal to young consumers in India raising the bar in the Sport styled vehicle segment.”



The i20 Active is a powerful and efficient sport styled vehicle designed with Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design philosophy. The i20 Active offers urban mobility with a complete package from style to performance. The design expresses Hyundai’s progressive spirit and passion with its aggressive and tall stance. i20 Active has a bold and athletic presence achieved through refined, flowing surfaces, bold proportions, sharp lines and hexagonal grille.

Combining state-of-the-art technology and human engineering with the 2.0 Fluidic design; the latest expression model successfully fulfils the need for driving pleasure of customers evoking a sense of being one class above and confidence at the same time.


The i20 Active has a bold and athletic presence achieved through refined, flowing surfaces with bold proportions and sharp lines. The i20 Active adopts strong proportions and profile of a sport styled vehicle.

Its design confidently creates a sense of agility and the unique contours and the new hexagonal grille with chrome surround lends a bold image. Honeycomb designed lower air dam with large engine hood and high ground clearance makes the i20 ACTIVE more masculine and athletic.

 Below are some key exterior elements:

  • Projector Headlamps with LED Day Time Running lamps & Positioning lamps
  • Fog Lamps
  • Skid plates with tusk bar
  • Front air dam with Two-tone front bumper
  • Glossy black finish C pillar
  • Roof Rails
  • Diamond cut 16” wheel alloys
  • Side molding and cladding
  • Unique fuel cap
  • Chrome door handle

The powerful rear-end is a result of the large tailgate spoiler, steeply raked tail glass for coupe like feeling, hi-tech and unique 3 step wrap around tail lights and rear bumper with skid plates. The theme of a circular rear reflector with reverse lamps defines classy bold looks and also aids safe driving during the night.


i20 Active is built on a platform that endows stylish exterior with very generous interior dimensions. The Intelligent packaging offers an excellent exterior-to-interior dimension ratio, optimising the space that is available to passengers and luggage. The spirit of sportiness is enhanced with two segment unique options of interior colour packages – Tangerine Orange and Aqua Blue.

The i20 Active has several progressive features listed below which contribute to the comfort of the car.

  • Fully Automatic AC
  • Cluster ionizer
  • Rear AC vents
  • Glove cooling box
  • Engine start and stop button
  • Console armrest with storage box
  • Two type interior color package
  • Sporty Aluminum Pedals
  • Driver seat height adjust
  • Sporty Multifunction Steering Wheel
  • Front door arm rest
  • Rear door arm rest


The i20 ACTIVE promises to comfortable seat 3 adults in the rear while ensuring optimum headroom and legroom.  60:40 split seats provide the flexibility to customize both storage and cargo space. Stuff the boot to your need- because i20 ACTIVE offers a boot space of 285 litres.

The ACTIVE-LY spacious vehicle comes with:

  •  Door Map Pocket
  • Center console tray
  • Center console cup holders
  • Seat back pocket


Crisp colour displays, instinctive controls and advanced multimedia systems put a world of enjoyment at your fingertips

  • Integrated 2-DIN music system
  • 1 GB internal memory to store
  • Bluetooth, USB and Aux-in connectivity
  • 8-speaker system
  • Multi-function steering wheel,


Extensive testing and tuning as per Indian road conditions has made the ride and handling of ‘i20 Active’ stable and comfortable. i20 Active is available with two engine options 1.2 Kappa Dual VTVT petrol and 1.4 U2 CRDi diesel engine.

With an emphasis on practicality, the powertrains have been engineered for optimum performance, power delivery and high fuel efficiency. A range of 1.2 Kappa Dual VTVT  and 2nd Generation U2 1.4 CRDi engines offer maximum drivability in almost all conditions, delivering high power & torque with enhanced fuel efficiency.

The smooth-shifting transmission ensures maximum availability of full engine output and contributes to a smooth and relaxing ride for occupants.



Engine Capacity (cc) Maximum Power (ps/rpm) Maximum Torque (kgm/rpm)
1.2 Kappa Dual VTVT Petrol 1,197 83/6,000 11.7/4,000
1.4 U2 CRDi Diesel 1,396 90/4000 22.4/1500~2,750


Engine ARAI (Certified Figures)
1.2 Dual VTVT Kappa 17.19
1.4 U2 CRDi Diesel 21.19


All Hyundai cars are developed, tested and built in keeping with the Hyundai safe-drive philosophy. i20 Active expands the already comprehensive list of available active and passive safety equipment by introducing new segment unique technologies.

The body of the i20 Active meets the most stringent requirements with ABS and dual airbags and, in combination with highly efficient restraint systems, ensures maximum possible protection for vehicle occupants.

  • Rear Camera with Steering Adaptive Parking Guidelines
  • Reverse parking sensors,
  • Electro chromic mirror
  • Cornering lamps
  • Impact sensing auto door unlock
  • Smart pedal


Wrapped in an attractive sculpted body, i20 Active sets a new benchmark in style with first in segment features:

  • Advanced supervision cluster
    • Steering position reminder
    • Auto door unlock
    • Service reminder
    • Parking sensor display
  • Headlamp Escort Function
  • Auto folding mirrors with welcome function
  • Smart key
  • Auto light control
  • Sunglass holder
  • Battery saver
  • Electrical ORVM with turn indicators
  • card Ticket holder
  • Tilt and telescopic steering
  • Gear shifting indicator
  • Power windows
  • Coat hook
  • One touch turn signal
  • 2 power outlets
  • Rear defogger
  • Luggage lamps
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Anti-pinch power windows
  • Alternate management system


  • Projector Headlamps with LED Day Time Running lamps & Positioning lamps
  • Glossy Black Finish C- Pillar
  • Interior color package – Tangerine Orange  and Aqua Blue
  • Sporty Aluminum pedal
  • Smart key with Push button start
  • 1GB internal memory with audio
  • Auto folding ORVM with Welcome function
  • Cluster ionizer
  • Center armrest with storage box

The i20 Active will be available in a range of 06 colours- Earth Brown, Retro Shine, Polar White, Sleek Silver, Red Passion and Phantom Black

Ex Showroom price – Bangalore
1.2 Rs. 6,49,939 1.4 Rs. 7,76,797
1.2S Rs. 7,22,353 1.4S Rs. 8,49,210
1.4 SX Rs. 9,05,239