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It’s Official – ArmorVox Powers the World’s Largest and Most Successful Government Services System

March 28, 2014

On 26th March, New Zealand’s Revenue Minister, Todd McClay, announced IRD’s ArmorVox powered Voice ID service had cracked 1 million customers giving New Zealand “the highest level of voice biometric enrolments per capita in the world” –

Voice ID allows customers to automatically check the balance of their Inland Revenue accounts, receive child support information, track their tax refund, retrieve their IRD number, activate their online services account and reset passwords, even if they call outside opening hours.  The Minister explains that the service is not only more secure and easier to use than traditional PINs, passwords and knowledge questions; but saves the taxpayers a staggering 8,500 hours of phone time each year.  In fact, around 60-70 per cent of people who call IRD on any given day are automatically verified using Voice ID.

“With a total population of around 4.5 million, 1 million enrolments is around 40% of the adult population of New Zealand.  In terms of “enrolments per capita” – this puts New Zealand orders of magnitude ahead of any other country in the world.”

“It just shows what happens when you get the technology, solution design and business process right” explains Dr Summerfield, CEO of Auraya Systems – “Just imagine if this were a system in Europe, China or the US? – the pay-back would be in the tens, if not, hundreds of millions of dollars in cost savings, efficiency gains and revenue”

“Auraya’s ArmorVox core voice biometric technology which powers IRD’s Voice ID system has been specifically designed to enable partners to implement voice biometric solutions to meet their customers’ specific accent language and business requirements” explains Dr Summerfield…

“Unlike US and European products that are fixed, Australian developed ArmorVox contains tuners that allow partners to optimise ArmorVox for their specific accent, language and security requirements”; explained Dr Summerfield  “In the case of Voice ID, this enabled Salmat NZ, Auraya’s New Zealand partner, to optimise ArmorVox for the (unique) New Zealand accent which in turn allowed them to deliver this stunning business success to the New Zealand Government.”

“Given that the tuning technology is an integral feature of ArmorVox product; any partner anywhere in the world, irrespective of accent and language, can replicate Salmat’s success with the New Zealand Government in their own country” Dr Summerfield went on to say

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About Auraya: Auraya Systems is the developer of the ArmorVox™ Speaker Identity System. ArmorVox is a voice driven security solution for voice biometrics systems integrators featuring: Identity Authentication, ImpostorMap ™ Tuning, and Impostor Rejection Technology. Auraya and Auraya’s Technology Partners deliver the ArmorVox Speaker Identity system and services for telephone, web or wireless services anywhere in the world and in any language. Visit for more information.

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