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Voice Commerce introduces web-based interface to its voice authentication biometric technology

The idea behind VoiceTransact, as the API is called, is that it allows third party software developers to interface directly to Voice Commerce's voice authentication technology.

In use, Voice Commerce said, the API enables the voice authentication biometric technology Voice Transact Services to be integrated into any business process.

The Voice Transact Services suite of voice authentication biometric software is billed as an integral part of the VoiceTransact Trust Centre - Voice Commerce's core operating platform and network that provides voice-based identification, verification and payment services.

To launch the API, Voice Commerce is offering firms interested in using the voice biometric technology a free two-week trial of what it calls its "voice signature" system for transactions.

Ogden - who is best known for founding WorldPay, the online transaction number later acquired by the RBS Group, - said that identity security and payment fraud remain two of the biggest concerns facing businesses and consumers today.

"Our success in the past year has already shown that voice-based authentication is now emerging as the new global standard for making secure payment and identity authentication", he said.

"By simplifying access to the VoiceTransact Trust Centre and allowing organisations to trial voice-based authentication within their processes for two weeks, Voice Commerce will be able to clearly demonstrate the security, cost and customer service benefits that voice-based authentication brings", he added.

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