Tascent InSight One Wins Silver in IDSA International Design Excellence Awards 2017

InSight One awarded top honor among Commercial and Industrial products

Los Gatos, CAAugust 22, 2017Tascent InSight One wins Silver in the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA®) 2017 hosted by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA). The iris and face recognition system received this prestigious distinction in the Commercial and Industrial products category.

The 52 designs winning Silver were announced on August 19, 2017 at the IDEA Ceremony at The Rich Theater in Atlanta, Georgia.

Alastair Partington, Tascent Founder and Co-CEO commented: “It’s fantastic to be recognized for our design aesthetics by such a leading global organization. In today’s rapidly evolving biometrics landscape, customer ease of use is critical to a product’s success. We took an incredibly focused, human-centric approach to the design of the InSight One, and we couldn’t be happier to see it win a Silver award.”

InSight One represents a new class of iris and face recognition system designed for enrollment, identification and authentication of people in high-throughput environments. The product features a combination of human-centric design and usability, compact size, and outstanding biometric performance. The stunning and sleek design of InSight One complements the forward-thinking architecture of modern airports and workplace environments.

“IDSA IDEA 2017 winners demonstrate how designers are able to capture what’s invisible to others and inspire beauty through the smallest of details within the simplest of artifacts,” said IDEA 2017 Jury Chair Owen Foster, IDSA. “Winners go beyond the tangible that we are so accustomed to seeing—to cultivate amazing, holistic ecosystems.”

Proving design truly is a universal language, IDEA attracted hundreds of entries from 54 countries on six continents. Jury Chair Owen Foster led more than two dozen global design experts in judging 20 categories covering products, brands, experiences, strategies and more. Innovations abound in the latest winners submitted by design firms, corporations, universities and more.

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About Tascent, Inc.
Tascent develops and deploys biometric identity products and solutions that excel in challenging real-world environments. Each year, tens of millions of people rely on Tascent’s biometric technologies for secure, seamless travel, public safety, and commerce. Founded in 2015, Tascent has a strong heritage in iris recognition and multimodal high-throughput and mobile biometrics stemming from its acquisition of AOptix Technologies’ Identity Solutions business unit. Tascent is based in Silicon Valley, CA and supports customers and partners globally with offices in Washington DC, Dubai and Singapore. tascent.com

About IDSA
Founded in 1965, the nonprofit IDSA has thousands of members in dozens of Student Chapters, Professional Chapters and Special Interest Sections around the world. The Society hosts events including an annual International Design Conference, District Design Conferences and niche events. Global outreach includes designUpdate and designBytes e-newsletters; INNOVATION magazine; and the Yearbook of Design Excellence. IDSA Ambassadors support and promote industrial design with research and thought leadership such as INsights.

Tascent press contact:
Maura Lafferty, Firebrand Communications
415 405 5631

IDSA contact:
To schedule interviews with jurors and winners, contact media@idsa.org.

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