Multimodal biometrics firm Techshino Technology has developed a small iris camera module which can be combined with the firm's iris algorithms for mobile biometric identification and authentication.Techshino Technology says that its iris camera module can process low-quality iris images and works in less-than-optimal lighting conditions. It also authenticates at a natural distance of 17 to 30cm (7 to 12 inches) away from a smartphone or tablet.According to Techshino, the solution also provides a protected security area within the module to house the match engine, templates and authentication processes – this prevents sensitive data from being hacked.In January, Techshino Europe launched a pilot together with Dutch healthcare firm Impulse Info Systems (Oldenzaal, the Netherlands) for the use of iris and fingerprint as a new more secure and convenient login.