New York, NY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bing is testing its new biometric verification system, called the Bixby, on some of its 1.5 billion users.
Bing announced Wednesday that it is deploying the BXBY platform, which can provide more than 1 billion biometric data to users around the world, on the Internet, in the form of voice and text messages and in real time.
The BX by Bing platform will be available in the U.S. and other countries later this year.
The BXby platform is part of Bing’s effort to make its voice and biometric verification system more secure.
The company has been testing the system with the government since last fall, and has been in talks with several countries to begin shipping it to them as soon as possible.
The U.K. and France, which already have deployed it, have both said they are looking to launch BXbys later this summer.
Bizruth Prabhu, vice president and general manager for Bing’s global voice and information services, said in a statement that the platform was built to be secure.
It is designed to help make the biometric and voice biometries as unique as possible, according to the company.
The platform will also enable Bing to offer a more consistent user experience across different platforms, according the statement.
“We’re excited about the Bxby platform, and we look forward to sharing more information on the rollout in the coming weeks,” Prabhuh said.
“With the world of biometric identity increasingly becoming more and more relevant to everyday lives, we are committed to delivering a consistent and secure experience for users and partners across all platforms, including mobile devices, video and social media,” she said.BING, which also recently launched the Bing Mobile Platform, offers mobile apps for the iPhone and Android, as well as a new suite of online services for people living in the Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific region.
Bizruzhu noted that the Baxby platform will not be available for use on all Bing devices, though it will be a standard feature on a variety of platforms.
“As we look to further build on the strength of Bing and Baxy to help businesses, users, and other organizations stay current and connected, we’ll be releasing more information about the launch,” she added.
The company has previously rolled out the Bicameralis platform to businesses in India, the Philippines, Brazil, Malaysia, Taiwan, China, South Africa, the Middle Kingdom, Central America and the United States.
Biax, the company’s new biographic verification platform, is part a larger effort to help build a more secure biometric system for the Internet of Things (IoT).
The platform, launched in October, will help improve the authentication process for devices and users.
It will help users verify their identities in situations where a device or person could be lost, stolen or compromised, such as during a home invasion.
The BIAC platform also will help developers integrate biometric identification into their apps, according Biax.
In addition, BiaX will work with organizations like Google and Facebook to build more secure APIs that will enable devices to securely authenticate users.
The goal is to create a universal standard for devices, applications and devices, Bizrsulhu said.
For more information, visit the Bia x website.