And Now, Retina Recognition For Cattle Identification [Cattle UID]

Mumbai based Biomatiques Identification Solutions has launched “Retina Recognition Technology” for cattle identification.

Biomatiques has 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.

In India the concept of animal identification is not new however the methods that are used are either outdated or can be tampered around with easily. There are so far only 12 other companies in the international market which offer iris recognition as method for biometric identification.

“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.

How does it work?

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.

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