Iris recognition systems
Iris ID, a provider of iris recognition technology, announces its iCAM 7S series enrolment process is now fully integrated with the latest version of the Symmetry Enterprise access control software from AMAG Technology. Symmetry Enterprise is designed for large organisations with complex security requirements. It supports unlimited card readers, cardholders and clients and allows users to control security from one location. The native integration of the iCAM enrolment process allows users to se...
Boon Edam Inc., a global provider of security entrances and architectural revolving doors, announced they are emphasizing the theme of tailgating in booth #1715 at the GSX (formerly ASIS) exhibition in Las Vegas, NV from September 25-27. GSX is an annual event that brings together 22,000 participants from across the security profession for a week of networking, educational opportunities and discovering the latest security solutions. Boon Edam is also the official turnstile sponsor of the show....
NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) announced an investment in Tascent, Inc., a U.S.-based biometric system company, with the aim of accelerating the global expansion of its safety business. The amount of the investment is not disclosed. Recently, the demand for multimodal biometric identification to further bolster security is rapidly growing. Within this environment, the iris identification market is expected to experience significant growth. NEC has been developing biometric identification technolog...
Princeton Identity, provider of the fastest, simplest and most secure biometric security system on the market, announced three new patents related to innovations in iris recognition technology that the company was awarded by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The new patents include: Patent 10042994 for Validation of the Right to Access an Object. Patent 10025982 for Collecting and Targeting Marketing Data and Information Based upon Iris Identification. Patent 10038691 for Autho...
Considering how much the modern smartphone has become a common everyday tool and cultural icon, it’s hard to believe it has only been with us for a relatively short space of time. The first Apple iPhone was launched in 2007 and yet in a little over a decade the smartphone has become as essential as our keys or wallet. From its conception as a multi-faceted communications device, it has morphed into something far more integrated in our daily lives. Services such as Apple Pay, Android Pay a...
Iris ID, a premier provider of iris recognition technology, announced its iCAM R100 face and iris cameras will be integrated into Mentalix, Inc.’s Fed Submit suite of live scan solutions. Fed Submit is employed by civilian and law enforcement agencies across the county, provides users with intuitive, multi-modal booking and background check systems. Mentalix, headquartered in Dallas, is an industry leader in FBI-certified identification software. Iris ID’s IrisAccess iCAM R100 camer...
TBS Biometrics introduces a revolutionary reader, featuring combined iris algorithm and face detection. Its distinctiveness comes from the combination of eye and face detection that makes an even more robust accuracy. The sensor captures the iris of both eyes while the face sensor is used to automatically distinguish the height of the users and adjust. All biometric devices have their advantages and limitations. Where popular face recognition still struggles is with high accuracy however, it is very intuitive and simple to use. Iris recognition extremely accurate but is still not user-friendly. 2D Eye's face detection interaction is most convenient for users, while its iris-based identification guarantees highest levels of accuracy delivered by modern technology Multi-modal identification The TBS 2D Eye overcomes limitations by combining the best of both worlds. Its face detection interaction is most convenient for users, while its iris-based identification guarantees highest levels of accuracy delivered by modern technology. For even further user comfort, the reader adjusts itself automatically to the height of users. Additionally, the 2D EYE allows multi-modal identification by PIN and RFID. The 2D Eye is part of the TBS Ecosystem and manufactured by CMITech, a leader in the biometric Iris industry. All TBS Ecosystem products comply with TBS quality standards while developed by a third-party manufacturer and fully integrated by TBS R&D within the powerful TBS Biometric subsystems (web based software/server with biometric core). It adds an additional masterpiece to one of the most complete biometric portfolios. From corporate offices to airports, government to healthcare, research centres and critical infrastructures, the TBS 2D Eye will be the right solution where security is paramount Optimal security solution With a sleek and attractive design, its screen allows for a great deal of interactivity, customisation and notably gives the opportunity for the user to see themselves during capture process, similar to facial recognition. Pilot users acclaimed the exceptionally comfortable experience as opposed to traditional iris-based technologies. This has established that the 2D Eye meets the expectations from the users for a ‘touchless’, convenient and rapid identification. From corporate offices to airports, government to healthcare, research centres and critical infrastructures, the TBS 2D Eye will be the right solution where security is paramount. With the 2D Eye, TBS is even more at the forefront of integrated biometric solutions. Two touchless biometric sensors and four different touch-based fingerprint sensor technologies, complete a compelling portfolio at the disposal of countless system integrators to provide seamless biometric solutions for access control and attendance. TBS, Secure by Nature.
Johnson Controls has announced the expansion of its high-resolution IP camera portfolio with new models of Illustra Flex Mini-Domes and Box IP cameras in 4K resolution. Illustra Flex Mini-Domes These new cameras are designed to offer high-image quality and feature rich surveillance options intended for a wide range of applications. The Flex 4K cameras provide increased detail and efficient bandwidth management technology for both indoor and outdoor models. For crystal clear images day and night, the versatile Illustra Flex cameras are True Day/Night and feature True Wide Dynamic Range for balanced images in challenging lighting conditions. The versatile Illustra Flex cameras feature effective bandwidth management technology and highly reliable and redundant recording features Illustra IntelliZip compression technology The versatile Illustra Flex cameras feature effective bandwidth management technology and highly reliable and redundant recording features that ensure continuous and cost-efficient video streaming. Illustra IntelliZip compression technology provides powerful dynamic bandwidth management beyond H.264 and H.265 to offset increased video storage requirements from high-resolution video recording. The affordable and compact Illustra Flex Box Camera is best suited for small to medium size offices, retail boutiques, schools, and bank branches looking for a cost-effective camera. Infrared and Day/Night surveillance The Flex Mini-Domes feature the same day/night capabilities, but also offer a P-Iris lens, which delivers clear video and improved depth of field in changing light. In addition, the outdoor Flex Mini-Dome features built-in IR illuminators to produce clear images at an effective distance in a variety of low light conditions. The Flex Mini-Domes and Box adhere to the rigorous security standards of the Tyco Cyber Protection Product Security Program. The holistic cyber approach begins at initial design concept, continues through product development, and is supported through deployment, including a rapid incident response to meet the comprehensive and evolving cybersecurity environments.
To bring HD clarity to analogue surveillance systems, Hikvision launched its first-generation Turbo HD DVRs and cameras in 2013. Since then, subsequent generations of Turbo HD products have delivered a wealth of innovations, including ultra-low-light video recording and super-efficient bandwidth and storage usage – helping Hikvision customers to enhance their security and perimeter protection. Building on these revolutionary security advances, Hikvision has now announced the Turbo HD 5.0 family of surveillance products, which includes AcuSense Turbo HD DVRs and ColorVu Turbo HD Cameras. These technologies make it even easier for organisations and individuals to identify and react to security breaches, while also minimising manual interventions and security costs. AcuSense Turbo HD DVR detects vehicles or humans, filters out false alarms triggered by animals, leaves, and other insignificant objects Benefits of AcuSense Turbo HD DVR Incorporating eleven different DVR models, the AcuSense family uses the latest deep learning technologies to enhance object detection. Specifically, AcuSense Turbo HD DVR detects vehicles or humans, it filters out false alarms triggered by animals, leaves, and other insignificant objects, and minimises costly, time-consuming manual checks. As an additional benefit, the AcuSense Quick Target Search feature identifies and extracts footage of humans and vehicles from vast video datasets automatically, saving staff from searching through massive datasets. ColorVu Turbo HD cameras provide bright colour video images 24/7, even in the lowest-light conditions. The camera’s round-the-clock colour-boosting capabilities are powered by a large iris and ED optical glass, an anti-glare diffusion lens, large sensing pixels, warm supplemental lighting, and a range of other innovative video technologies. With brighter, more colourful video images, Hikvision customers are protected against security breaches, even when they happen at night. ColorVu Turbo HD Cameras provide clear, bright, colour images even in complete darkness, alerting customers to security breaches immediately" Heightened security at a reduced cost Hikvision’s latest Turbo HD 5.0 takes the capabilities of traditional analogue and CCTV systems to new heights, helping organisations to maximise their security and lower surveillance costs. Frank Zhang, General Manager of International Product Marketing Department at Hikvision, says, “With AcuSense Turbo HD DVR, we have integrated revolutionary deep learning technology to help our customers filter out false alarms, find video evidence faster, and react to real security threats as soon as they occur. At the same time, ColorVu Turbo HD Cameras provide clear, bright, colour images even in complete darkness, alerting customers to security breaches immediately and providing excellent video evidence wherever it’s needed.”
STANLEY Product and Technology, a provider of security, access control and door entry solutions, will be showcasing the latest innovations from its PACOM and PAC GDX brands at IFSEC 2018. Specialising in integrated security solutions, for over 35 years PACOM has been trusted by some of the most prestigious organisations around the world in sectors such as banking and finance, healthcare, education, critical infrastructure, logistics, telecommunications and utilities. By visiting Stand F222 visitors will be able to find out more about the PACOM range of products including the Graphical Management System (GMS), which is engineered to communicate over an IP network and has technology tailored specifically for multi-site environments. The PACOM GMS allows the integration of access control, alarm monitoring, video surveillance and many other security services. To show its flexibility and functionality, RightCrowd’s automated workflow management software and EyeLocks’ iris-based identity authentication products will be integrated into the GMS platform and demonstrated on the stand. Unison is the solution of choice for organisations within verticals such as healthcare, universities, commercial buildings, airports and shipping ports Improving operational efficiency Alongside the PACOM GMS will be PACOM Unison – an open and integrated security management platform that enables the management of access control, intrusion detection, fire detection, intercom and video from one single user interface. Unison is the solution of choice for organisations within verticals such as healthcare, universities, commercial buildings, public facilities, municipalities, airports and shipping ports. Helping to protect people, property and assets, it also helps to improve operational efficiency and streamline processes to drive organisational excellence across campus environments. Remote configuration With 40 years’ experience in designing, engineering and manufacturing access control and door entry products for the commercial and residential markets, taking centre stage for PAC GDX will be PAC8 – a simple solution that redefines the way access control is installed, set-up and managed using a dedicated app and the cloud. PAC8 can be remotely configured via Apple iOS or Google Android smart devices, and provides end users with complete flexibility in terms of how they operate the system. In fact, PAC8 is so advanced that it boasts 90 per cent of the features normally only associated with PC-based systems. Ease of management Alongside PAC8 will be PAC's SecureNet integrated security software solution, which is reliable, scalable and can be adapted to suit every access control installation. Easily configured to operate on a standalone PC or across a corporate network, it displays detailed, real-time events information including alarms as they occur across the facility. With the ability to monitor alarm points, control elevators, manage fire doors or even control IP-based CCTV cameras, PAC SecureNet provides unprecedented ease of management. GDX7 SIP can be used to manage local alarms that are reported both locally and at the concierge Door-entry solutions Visitors to Stand F222 will also be able to see a preview of GDX7 SIP, which heralds the next stage in our cutting-edge door entry solutions. The SIP system can be provided with a Windows-based concierge function and enables management of multiple buildings over a large area. It can also be used to manage local alarms that are reported both locally and at the concierge. This functionality can be used to support residents who may be frail or require assisted living by having smoke or panic alarms linked in to the system. Data security and privacy Last but certainly not least, experts from PAC GDX will be available to discuss its Secure Hosting of Access Control Data service, which is the ideal solution for those in the residential sector that find the storing and maintaining of important site and keyholder information to be a financial burden as well as a potential cyber security flaw. It enables end users to manage the operation of their system internally but safe in the knowledge that all data is securely stored. James Ford, marketing director at STANLEY Product and Technology, concluded, “As the key event in the UK’s security calendar, IFSEC International 2018 provides an excellent platform to further highlight our credentials.” “The last 12 months has been a period of considerable activity for us, with a number of significant additions to our ever-expanding portfolio, and we look forward to welcoming visitors to Stand F222, where our team of experts will be available to talk through the features and benefits of our cutting-edge innovations and discuss the advantages of working with us.”
Johnson Controls introduces the Iris ID IrisAccess iCAM 7S Series multifactor biometric readers offering superior performance and easy integration with Software House’s C•CURE 9000 security and event management platform. The IrisAccess iCAM 7S Series readers are part of the new 5th generation IrisAccess platform, whose global, multi-market deployments number in the millions. When used with C•CURE 9000, the readers become part of a powerful security management system that can monitor events, manage personnel, create reports and operate as a unified security management system when integrated with video, intrusion, fire, real-time location and other security devices and platforms. C•CURE 9000 uses a 64-bit operating system and multiple CPU cores to make it one of the fastest and most secure security solutions in the market Amalgamation of powerful technologies C•CURE 9000 uses a 64-bit operating system and multiple CPU cores to make it one of the fastest and most secure security solutions in the market. The platform can also be deployed across multiple sites and managed from a single user interface. “Iris ID has been a leader in iris recognition technology for the last 15 years, and its reputation is built on high quality focus, high performance results, and device security,” said Jason Ouellette, Global Product General Manager, Access Control, Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls. “The integration of the Iris ID IrisAccess iCAM 7S Series readers with the C•CURE 9000 security and event management platform brings together two powerful and highly flexible technologies that can be used with multiple brands and platforms in new deployments or with an already existing infrastructure.” Built-in high- and low-frequency card readers and an optional touch screen LCD keypad provide single, double and triple authentication options Multiple biometric authentication options The IrisAccess iCAM 7S Series with C•CURE 9000 feature fast, fully automatic dual iris capture and a non-contact, hygienic reader offering high accuracy, excellent throughput and flexibility in integration. An intuitive user interface employs audio and visual cues to facilitate fast user enrolment from the edge. Built-in high- and low-frequency card readers and an optional touch screen LCD keypad provide single, double and triple authentication options. Security features built into the iCAM hardware and Entry Access Control (EAC) software help prevent tampering. High resolution, high standards-based image quality makes the readers ideal for use in high security deployments. Large database capacity In addition, each reader has the database capability of 100,000 credentials with biometric data and a transaction log capacity of up to one million transactions per reader, making the iCAM 7S Series readers suitable for high traffic areas. IrisAccess iCAM 7S Series readers are compatible with the IrisAccess 4000 and 7000 Iris Recognition platforms, in addition to the C•CURE 9000 security and event management platform integration.
Iris ID, a provider of iris recognition technology, announced its iris recognition cameras will be incorporated into time and attendance clocks from SimplyWork, a provider of cloud-based time and attendance and other workforce management applications. The new timeclocks will be showcased April 11-13 at the International Security Conference & Exposition (ISC West 2018) in Las Vegas. The SimplyWork biometric time clock uses employees’ iris biometrics to authenticate their identity as they begin and end work each day. Iris ID’s IrisAccess iCAM R100 cameras are built into the clocks to provide a fast, accurate and non-contact method of reporting time worked. The iCAM R100 captures images at a range of 11 to 15 inches (28-35cm). The uniqueness of each iris means SimplyWork timeclocks can eliminate a costly payroll fraud scheme known as buddy punching Advantages over facial recognition As the iris-based SimplyWork timeclock requires no contact it can be used in virtually any industry including agriculture, construction, food service and others where other biometric technology may be less accurate due to dirt and grease on employees’ hands. Also, the iris reader has no problems with facial masks, hats or glasses that can affect the accuracy of facial recognition. Mohammed Murad, vice president global sales and business development, Iris ID, said the uniqueness of each iris means SimplyWork timeclocks can eliminate a costly payroll fraud scheme known as buddy punching, in which one employee clocks in or out for a friend not on the job. “Without a way to accurately match employees to the hours they worked, buddy punching can be a significant drain on any business’s bottom line. We are very excited to be an OEM partner with SimplyWork, they have a very robust solution in the workforce management space,” he said. The Iris ID iCAM R100 camera helps make our biometric timeclock fast, accurate and easy to use" Robust and accurate biometric solution Mike Van Nuland, chief executive officer for SimplyWork, said we researched several biometric technologies before choosing the Iris ID technology. “Iris biometrics were head and shoulders above the others at accurately identifying people,” he said. “The Iris ID iCAM R100 camera helps make our biometric timeclock fast, accurate and easy to use. It also works with our entire customer base, from small companies to large enterprises.” Van Nuland said the iris biometric can be used by employees to authorise time sheets without the need of a physical signature or management intervention. Also, software in the SimplyWork timeclock contains rules to flag employees consistently punching in late or taking breaks that are too long – or too short to meet labour law requirements. For a demonstration of the SimplyWork biometric timeclock, visit the Iris ID booth (#16115) at ISC West 2018.
Princeton Identity Inc., provider of the fastest, simplest and most secure biometric security systems on the market, announced that its customer, Brevillier Village, is reporting a huge increase in brand awareness resulting from publicity of its status as the nation’s first senior residential and healthcare facility to deploy iris recognition technology as part of a comprehensive physical security system. Located just outside Erie, PA, Brevillier Village has been the subject of local and international press coverage during the past year due to public fascination with its cutting-edge approach to security. The Princeton Identity IOM Access solution allows staff and residents with normal mental acuity to unlock exterior doors to exit the building by gazing into wall-mounted iris readers positioned near each exit, while restricting residents with dementia from opening the doors and leaving the building unsupervised. Two reader ‘heads’ are located at each monitored doorway – one positioned for standing residents and the other for those in wheelchairs Easy registration of iris credentials The system makes it possible for both non-dementia and dementia residents to live comfortably in the same building as part of a mixed population. Non-technical personnel at Brevillier Village can easily register new residents to the system and, if a resident begins to experience cognitive decline, his or her iris credentials can be deactivated, allowing them to remain living in the familiar surroundings of their own apartment rather than move to a fully locked facility. The Princeton Identity solution piggybacks onto the Assa-Abloy Securitron access control infrastructure that was already in place at Brevillier Village, with each iris scan logging as an ‘event’ within the access control system. Two reader ‘heads’ are located at each monitored doorway – one positioned for standing residents and the other for those in wheelchairs. These are connected to integrated control units that communicate over Ethernet cabling back to the server room. Brand awareness for Brevillier Village has skyrocketed and, in 2017, it was honoured for the first time with the region’s prestigious Erie’s Choice Award for Best Retirement Facility Better access control system than keypad Dan Desrocher, the facility’s Director of Development, says that “If there’s any question about who left the building at a given time, we can look at who had their iris scanned and then check surveillance video to make sure that they are the only person who went through the door. From a security standpoint, this is far more information than was available using the keypad system we had in place, for which everyone shared the same code.” Brevillier administration places a high value on security, regarding it not only as an operational imperative but as a point-of-differentiation in the highly competitive senior living and healthcare market. The investment in technology is paying off. Brand awareness for Brevillier Village has skyrocketed and, in 2017, it was honoured for the first time with the region’s prestigious Erie’s Choice Award for Best Retirement Facility, beating out a much larger facility that had won for the past ten years in a row. No need to remember keypad codes Mark Clifton, Princeton Identity’s CEO, says, “This project highlight some of the advantages in deploying iris recognition in healthcare and assisted-living facilities. There are no keypad codes to remember, it doesn’t require a free hand and it’s touchless, making it completely sanitary.” Brevillier’s Dan Desrocher adds, “We’re using the technology to keep people in, rather than keep people out, but we could definitely use the other way too. With an iris reader, residents would no longer have to fumble for a key fob to get into a building. The convenience factor is huge.”
Boon Edam Inc., a manufacturer of security entrances and architectural revolving doors, has announced that Georgia Southern University’s state-of-the-art Recreation Activity Center (RAC) has deployed an integrated pedestrian access solution so only members can access the facility. A Boon Edam Trilock 60 tripod turnstile is integrated with Iris ID IrisAccess solution to enable swift user verification and access with a minimum of effort for students, faculty and staff. Centre of campus life The RAC at Georgia Southern serves as the centre of campus life, welcoming over 5,000 students each day. Originally opened in 1998 with 80,000 square feet, the facility was expanded in 2006 to its present size of 215,000 square feet. The expansion achieved LEED certification, the first building to do so at Georgia Southern, which reflected the university’s culture of sustainability. Among the many amenities at the RAC are an aquatics centre with a 25-metre swimming pool, eight indoor basketball courts, group fitness studios, a rock climbing wall and an 18,000 square foot fitness centre.When students used the iris scanners in the dining halls, it took no more than 2 seconds to process their entry Iris recognition-based access control The newly renovated RAC deployed Boon Edam waist-high turnstiles and gates as a means to control access for the increased number of visitors each day under staff supervision. In 2006, the turnstiles were paired with fingerprint scanning technology to confirm the identity of each member. But in 2014, when the Iris ID IrisAccess solution was paired with tripod turnstiles at two dining centres on campus, the RAC facility managers decided to investigate integrating an eye scanner with their current access control software. “With each passing year, the size of the database would grow, leading to an increase in the time it would take to verify each member. The process slowed, taking five to 12 seconds to grant access, causing unwanted delays for our users,” said Jason Schmidt, facility coordinator at the RAC. “When students used the iris scanners in the dining halls, it took no more than 2 seconds to process their entry. Once we realised that Iris ID was the superior method for access control, we decided to upgrade our system to better meet the needs of our members.”Once members purchase a membership and are entered into our database, the system grants them seamless access to the facility" Trilock Side Gate-controlled egress Currently, as members enter the RAC in the main lobby, they can choose from two different access points. They can scan their iris at the iCAM7000S Series mounted on the turnstile, or swipe their ID at the main desk and proceed through a gate. Boon Edam Trilock Side Gates are used on the other side of the main desk for dedicated egress. “The arrangement of a turnstile paired with the iris scanner technology is extremely fast and we’re encouraging our members to use it,” said Schmidt. “Once they purchase a membership and are entered into our database, the system grants them access to the facility and it is pretty seamless.” The RAC is planning to renovate in the near future to have a total of 4 turnstiles integrated with the Iris ID IrisAccess solution. Towards multiple entrance lanes “The Iris ID and Boon Edam partnership goes back to early 2000 when the two technologies were integrated at Schipol airport in Amsterdam,” said Mohammed Murad, vice president for Iris ID. “We’re very excited to continue delivering integrated technology solutions to our customers.” “We are always concerned with who is coming in and prefer to have as many turnstiles as possible to automate the process and reduce the burden on our staff. Everyone who is registered for the iris scanner likes it; we’re looking forward to the next stage when we can have multiple entrance lanes, bringing everything up to speed,” concludes Schmidt.
Princeton Identity Inc., a provider of the fastest, simplest and most secure biometric security system on the market, announced the deployment of its Access500e identity management kiosk module within the Dubai International Airport (DXB). The Princeton Identity solution identifies DXB travelers within one to two seconds, reducing time spent in security lines and enhancing the overall travel experience. The Emirates Airlines terminals are the largest terminals within one of the world’s busiest passenger airports. Dubai saw nearly 14.9 million international visitors in 2016, and is expected to surpass 20 million visitors by 2020. There are currently about 100 Access500e products in operation across DXB’s Emirates Airlines terminals, with plans to deploy about 40 more in the near future in order to support the influx of new international tourists. The Access500e turns what used to be a slow process for travelers into a convenient, quick and more secure experience Passenger security with iris recognition “Princeton Identity and the Dubai International Airport share a goal of simplifying and speeding access to keep people and business moving, and the Access500e deployment at the DXB marks a new standard in passenger security,” said Mark Clifton, chief executive officer at Princeton Identity. “Iris recognition is most reliable form of biometric identification and the Access500e turns what used to be a slow process for travelers into a convenient, quick and more secure experience.” Access500e is a fast, high quality face and iris biometric capture device designed for integration into a variety of application solutions. At DBX, it is integrated into a new Smart Gate, commonly referred to as the ‘Eyen’ gate system, which captures biometric signatures—eliminating the need for visitors to check in with a customs agent, and saving time for passengers as well as airport staff. This helps ensure verification of all travelers entering and leaving the country, seamlessly and efficiently. Princeton Identity partnered with the tech company Emaratech in fostering the implementation of Access500e into the terminals at DBX. Access500e is a fast, high quality face and iris biometric capture device Innovative future-forward experiences “DXB has always set a high bar in terms of innovative and future-forward experiences and we applaud the leadership team’s decision to tap the power of iris recognition to further enhance both traveler satisfaction and security,” added Clifton. A newly opened Princeton Identity International office in Dubai is dedicated to ensuring the continued success and expanded implementation at DXB. The office will also serve as the hub for Princeton Identity’s Middle Eastern and African regional offices, supporting territories ranging from Northern Africa to Eastern Europe and Jordan. Princeton Identity will use this new hub to further its work with organisations in the enterprise, healthcare, financial and government sectors in the Greater Middle Eastern region. To learn more about the Access500e deployment at DXB and Princeton Identity’s comprehensive portfolio of face and iris recognition solutions for identity management, visit the company in booth C40, Hall S3 at Intersec, Jan. 21-23 in Dubai.
Biometric technology from Iris ID is helping passengers at Qatar’s Hamad International Airport to pass through self-service security e-gates in as little as 10 seconds. More than 865,000 passengers used the gates in 2017’s first quarter. Two-step process The two-step process is available to all Qatar residents free of charge. Passengers place their ID cards or passports on a reader which opens a gate to a second portal. Iris scans or fingerprint readers are used to authenticate identify before opening the last barrier before the boarding gates. The process is repeated for passengers returning from trips outside Qatar. Mohammad Murad, vice president of global sales and business development for Iris ID, said iris recognition is ideal for secure border application as it is the fastest and most accurate of available biometric technologies. “In addition to providing the highest performance levels, iris recognition can be used by people wearing glasses of contact lenses,” he said. “Also, an iris system doesn’t require any contact with the reader, making it hygienically safe and non-intrusive.” The International Civil Aviation Organisation has praised the Hamad International programme as a model system that can be applied by other countries. Process simplicity Col. Mohammed Rashid Al Mazrouei, director of the Qatar Airport Passports Department, told MOI News the simplicity of the process has made it increasingly popular with passengers. “This system allows passengers to complete the security check without involvement of airport employees,” he said. “Passengers save time and avoid long queues in front of airport immigration counters. And the system meets all required security standards.” "This system allows passengers to complete the security check without involvement of airport employees" Al Mizrouei said more than 1 million people registered for the program in 2016 and he expects the gates will be used more than 3.5 million times by the end of 2017. The airport currently has 21 e-gates for departures and 20 more for arrivals. The department plans increase the number of gates to 40 in each section due to the growing demand. Airport Passports Department personnel operate a counter located near the gates to assist passengers unfamiliar with the use of the system. An onsite department office allows Qatar citizens and residents to link their biometrics to their ID cards. Hamad International airport Hamad International is the major airport serving Qatar’s capital city of Doha. Construction continues at the 22-square-kilometer (8.5 square miles) airport opened in 2104. It is the sixth airport in the world — the first in the Middle East — to receive a 5-Star designation from Skytrax, a U.K.-based consultancy providing annual rankings of international airlines and airports In addition to Hamad International, Iris ID identification systems are being used at airports and border crossings throughout the world, as well as for national ID programs, voter registration and access control and time-and-attendance applications.
IrisAccess iCAM7000 identity authentication system has been installed in 12 locations of World Class Iceland Iris ID, a provider of iris biometric technology, announces that its IrisAccess iCAM7000 identity authentication system has been installed in 12 locations of World Class Iceland, the island nation’s leading chain of gyms. About 40,000 gym members are enrolled in the system, which includes iris scanners at access points such as main entries, VIP sections and spas. Bjorn Leifsson, World Class owner and Managing Director, said the Iris ID technology has resulted in faster and more reliable service than previous fingerprint scanners and access card systems. Faster and accurate authentication “The iris system has worked perfectly,” he said. “We require few employees to monitor the access points, are providing a higher degree of security and have happier customers. After the initial enrolment, our customers enter the gym in the second it takes to complete the iris scan.” Leifsson said World Class is in the process of adding the Iris ID system to new gym locations as they open. Mohammed Murad, Vice President, Global Sales and Business Development, for Iris ID, said the iris-based identity authentication system is perfect for locations with large numbers of people needing to move quickly through an access point. “Our iris recognition system is fast and accurate with virtually no false rejections,” he said. “Recent reductions in both product and deployment costs have made iris-enabled access control and identity authentication a practical choice for organisations of almost any size.” Save Save
Iris Access is used by governments and major corporations around the world for access control Iris ID, a provider of iris biometric technology, announced Qatar National Bank (QNB) has begun using an Iris ID identity recognition solution to authenticate customers using the bank’s ATMs. The technology increases transaction security and convenience by allowing customers to have PIN-free access to all accounts. Iris recognition QNB is Qatar’s largest bank and a leading financial institution in the Middle East and North Africa regions. The bank has 615 branches, subsidiaries, and associates in 27 countries on three continents. To use the Iris ID solution, the bank’s customers participate in a one-time registration at a QNB branch office. The two-minute process involves taking a digital photo of the iris, which is converted into a small template stored in a secure database. At the ATM, customers will need only a second to look into a built-in reader and have their iris pattern confirmed. Biometric identity authentication Charles Koo, President and Chief Executive Officer of Iris ID, said iris recognition adds another layer of security that cannot be copied, stolen, or otherwise obtained, unlike ATM cards and personal identification numbers (PINs). “Each person’s iris patterns are unique and unchanging, making iris recognition the most accurate—and rapid—means of biometric identity authentication,” he said. “This non-contact and sanitary solution is ideal to enhance security throughout the financial industry.” Iris ID’s iris recognition solution, Iris Access, is used by governments and major corporations around the world for access control, security, national ID, and border crossing programs.