Iris ID, a provider of iris recognition technology, announces Kurt Wherley has joined the organisation as director of sales for workforce management, North America. Wherley, who has more than 30 years of experience with time and attendance solutions, will develop new customers and support the sales channel for Iris ID’s recently launched IrisTime™ biometric-based workforce management platforms. Workforce management solutions “Kurt’s vast experience provides him with deep insights into the workforce management needs of small businesses to enterprise organisations throughout North America,” said Mohammed Murad, vice president, global sales and business development, Iris ID. “We’re confident he will drive dramatic growth for our time and attendance solutions.” Previously, Wherley worked for 17 years with Schlage Biometrics, most recently as national account manager, time and attendance, working with customers to offer complete workforce management solutions. At Schlage, he helped launch new products and worked with management and engineering to develop product enhancements. Custom software solutions The contactless platform ships with a standard app capable of meeting the needs of many organisations He also served as a national systems manager with Identatronics, a badging systems manufacturer, and a sales executive for Amano Cincinnati offering time management, parking and access control solutions worldwide. At Iris ID, he will oversee the North American sales of IrisTime, which offers a new technique for authenticating employee identity by using a fusion of iris and face recognition to increase accuracy and convenience. The open Android-based platform accommodates hundreds of current time and attendance applications while also enabling independent software vendors (ISVs) to create custom software solutions meeting specific organisational needs. The contactless platform ships with a standard app capable of meeting the needs of many organisations. Growing international company Wherley said the opportunity to work with a rapidly growing international company with an innovative time and attendance platform greatly appealed to him. “Iris ID is recognised as the leading innovator and provider of flexible iris-based, biometric identity authentication solutions,” he said. “Now, the company is revolutionising the time and attendance function with an accurate and flexible platform designed for today’s modern workforce. This position is a great fit for me and my experience in workforce management.”
Iris ID, global provider of iris recognition technology, has announced its IrisAccess biometric platform now integrates with LEAF access cards (smart cards) containing MiFare DESFire EV1 and EV2 technologies. IrisAccess iCAM 7S Iris ID has joined the LEAF ecosystem, and IrisAccess iCAM 7S series products are now interoperable with all certified LEAF Si and LEAF Cc credentials. The integration enables two-factor authentication for enterprise organizations requiring the highest levels of security. LEAF access cards contain embedded DESFire EV2 chips that store employee iris templates generated by the Iris ID software LEAF access cards contain embedded DESFire EV2 chips that store employee iris templates generated by the Iris ID software. The LEAF access cards also contain the access control badge ID number which is only accessible after authentication by an iris match between the template on the card and the individual’s iris. LEAF access cards The chip’s data must match the results of a live iris scan to allow the access control ID number to be transmitted and evaluated by the head-end access control system. The cards incorporate the AES-128 encryption standard and access control ID information for dual authentication. Mohammed Murad, vice president, global business development and sales, Iris ID, said “the integration with the LEAF standards for secure, interoperable access credentials, further enhances Iris ID’s already highly secure and accurate biometric solution and ensure interoperability with other devices in the corporate environment.” Dual identity authentication “Our addition of EV1 and EV2 inherent in LEAF credentials has resulted in immediate positive responses from organisations such as data centers and high-tech facilities requiring dual identity authentication,” he adds. The addition of Iris ID into the LEAF ecosystem is crucial to the growth and adoption rate of LEAF Laurie Aaron, executive vice president of WaveLynx and founding LEAF Consortium partner, said the addition of Iris ID into the LEAF ecosystem is crucial to the growth and adoption rate of LEAF. Moreover, the relationship between WaveLynx Technologies and Iris ID is a natural fit between leaders in their respective technologies. Biometrics “We are thrilled that the entire ecosystem of LEAF-enabled products is now interoperable with the products that are produced by one of the biometric industry leaders,” she said. “Together the products provide a high assurance security credential solution that interfaces with any access control system on the market because the encrypted authentication keys and the biometric template embedded in the LEAF memory structure offers the highest flexibility and security in a single credential.” For a demonstration of the Iris Access technology and the LEAF cards, visitors can come to the Iris ID booth #1281 at the Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2019 Sept. 10-12 in Chicago’s McCormick Place.
Iris ID, a global provider of iris recognition technology, has partnered with Africa’s leading manufacturing conglomerate, Dangote Group, to provide a time and attendance solution for more than 30,000 employees working at Dangote Cement manufacturing plants in five countries. The Dangote Group is a Nigerian multinational industrial conglomerate, founded by Aliko Dangote. It is the largest conglomerate in West Africa and one of the largest on the African continent. The group employs about 35,000 people, generating revenue in excess of US$4.1 billion in 2017. Contactless facial recognition system Prasanna Burri, group chief Information officer, Dangote, Group, said the company wanted a biometric solution that provided greater accuracy than a facial recognition system previously used at the company’s cement manufacturing plants in Nigeria, Ethiopia, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Congo. The new system also had to be contactless to reduce the chances of spreading colds, flu and other diseases. The Iris ID readers provide us with a secure time and attendance solution" “Iris-based technology is not only contactless and more accurate but also faster than our previous system,” he said. “The Iris ID readers provide us with a secure time and attendance solution, deployed in Dangote Group’s public cloud that integrates seamlessly with the enterprise resource planning system at our Nigerian headquarters.” Early success Burri said the system’s early success has Dangote considering expanding it to more of its African operations. Mohammed Murad, vice president global sales and business development, Iris ID, said the iris-based solution was ideal for use in the Dangote cement manufacturing operations. “Our contactless readers work well in a dusty environment and are unaffected by employees wearing safety glasses and other protective gear,” he said. “Dangote is the largest indigenous industrial conglomerate in sub-Saharan Africa, helping to drive the continent’s growth. We’re happy to play a part.” Time and attendance system Initial installation of the time and attendance system was completed by Maxut Consulting Ltd. Of Lagos, Nigeria. Iris ID technology is used in several African nations providing identity authentication for national ID, voter registration and other public and private programs.
Iris ID, a provider of iris recognition technology, announces its iCAM R100 solution now integrates with KeyTracer key management cabinets and AssetTracer Smart Lockers from Real Time Networks. The two management systems – using Iris ID’s biometric identity solution – will be showcased Sept. 25-27 at the Global Security Exchange (GSX) in Las Vegas. Real Time Networks’ modular key management cabinets and electronic asset lockers employ custom modular designs to protect keys and other valuable assets used by law enforcement, utilities, manufacturing, government, correctional facilities, hospitality, gaming and many other industries. Iris-based solution Users of both systems are authenticated through an intuitive interface that works with personal identification numbers (PINs), access control cards, RFID fobs and biometric identifiers. The iCAM R100 integration provides a secure multi-factor authentication option for both convenience and high security. The R100 uses the iris, the colored part of the eye surrounding the pupil and unique to each person, to quickly and accurately identify people from 15 inches away. The iCAM R100 is non-contact, so it’s not affected by dirt, grease, gloves, facial hair, hats, glasses and other factors that reduce the accuracy of fingerprint and facial recognition systems" Mohammed Murad, vice president global sales and business development, Iris ID, said iris-based recognition solutions avoid many of the problems associated with other biometric systems. “The iCAM R100 is non-contact, so it’s not affected by dirt, grease, gloves, facial hair, hats, glasses and other factors that reduce the accuracy of fingerprint and facial recognition systems,” he said. “We’re very excited to bring our iris-based solution to Real Time Networks.” Custom-solution cabinets Michael French, chief executive officer, Real Time Networks, said both the key cabinets and asset lockers can be easily customized to meet specific user needs. A biometric identifier adds to the systems’ flexibility and security while providing users with complete control of their most valued assets. “Also, the Iris ID system’s ease of use fits well with our custom-solution cabinets and lockers,” French said. Iris ID identification systems also are being used around the world for access control, time and attendance, national ID programs, border crossings, voter registration and other applications. In addition to GSX, the Iris ID-equipped KeyTracer key cabinets and AssetTracer Smart Lockers will be shown at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference and Exposition, Oct. 6-9 in Orlando, Fla.
Iris ID, a provider of iris biometric technology, announces iCAM 7000 system has been selected to compile employee time-and-attendance for Beijing-based Tongrentang, a leading manufacturer of traditional Chinese medicine. The company, founded in 1669, operates more than 1,000 retail outlets and hospital locations across the country. About 20,000 employees are expected to use the system as it completes phased implementation over the next few years. The Iris ID system will also be used for identity authentication at Tongretang’s data centre. Eliminating ‘buddy-punching’ Integrator Elston Tan, chief executive officer of Shanghai-based Inno Technologies, said the system will help Tongretang human resources better manage the time-and-attendance function, while eliminating the practice of ‘buddy-punching’ in which an employee fraudulently clocks in or out for a friend. “Accuracy for such a big group of employees is very important for Tongretang,” he said. “When completed, the system will ensure employees are located at the right place and at the right time.” Real-time attendance reports The company will receive real-time attendance reports using a virtual private network (VPN) to link locations with corporate headquarters. Tan said the Iris ID system was selected for its accuracy and ease of use. Mohammed Murad, Vice President, global sales and business development for Iris ID, said after the Tongretang employees have been enrolled in the iCAM system, they will be able to check in or out of work in about a second. “Even small errors in an employee payroll can add up to significant added operating costs for any organisation,” he said. “Recent reductions in product and deployment costs have made a time-and-attendance application a realistic investment for organisations of almost any size.” In addition to this project, Iris ID identification systems are being used for time and attendance in many countries, as well as for national ID programs, border crossings, voter registration and access control applications.
Iris ID, a provider of iris biometric technology, announced its technology has been included in Ultra Electronics’ tactical information system for military applications. The Combat Apps Tactical System (CATS) allows secure communication between headquarters and frontline troops using a lightweight, tablet-based device. The next-generation CATS tablets provide secure, encrypted communication including voice, situational awareness, high bandwidth video and chat across all available networks. Iris ID R-100 camera The Iris ID’s R-100 camera and IrisAccelerator™ enables front-line operatives using CATS to capture biometric information for authenticating troop identity in real time using intelligence databases held securely and remotely at the mission headquarters. Iris recognition can also be used to verify troop identities before boarding ships, airplanes or other types of military transportation. Mohammed Murad, Vice President, global business development and sales for Iris ID, noted the speed and accuracy of the company’s iris recognition technology makes it ideal for military use – where reliable performance is critical. Murad said; “The Iris ID technology has been proven effective worldwide in remote locations and during extreme weather conditions for national ID and other programs. The R-100 will add valuable capability to Ultra’s CATS battlefield information systems.” Iris ID core technology CATS is intended to allow frontline troops to focus on their mission and react faster and more efficiently than the enemy. Communications becomes an enabler, not a limitation on operations and troop safety now is enhanced with the Iris ID identity authentication technology. Iris ID’s core technology, commercially available since 1997, helps protect borders and airports; is used for national ID and voter registration programmes; and provides access control and time-and-attendance for public and private organisations around the world.