California-based biometric authentication firm Delta ID has revealed that its ActiveIRIS technology powers the iris recognition system of the ARROWS NX F-04G smartphone launched by the Japanese telecoms carrier NTT DOCOMO in cooperation with Fujitsu this week.NTT DOCOMO also plans to use iris recognition technology to authenticate mobile payments, and enable access to a range of online services.”It was a pleasure to work with Delta ID in bringing this iris authentication technology to market, a first of its kind in the industry,” said Katsumi Takada, Head of Mobile Phones Business Unit, Fujitsu Limited. “We at Fujitsu develop products that can be used with comfort and convenience, and continue to accelerate efforts to expand our share of the mobile phone market.”Delta ID noted in a statement that unlike face or fingerprints, iris works across a broader population, and remains unaffected by external conditions.”It has been a privilege to collaborate with Fujitsu in bringing the world's first mobile phone with iris recognition capability to market,” said Salil Prabhakar, President and CEO of Delta ID. “We now look forward to consumers widely adopting this technology to make their mobile experience more convenient and secure,” he added.