AOptix and Unisys form strategic alliance for biometric identity assurance

July 19, 2012 - 

Unisys, has formed a strategic alliance with AOptix Technologies, Inc., a provider of advanced optical technologies and products.  In due time, Unisys’ government customers will be able to integrate AOptix InSight iris recognition and face capture systems for identity verification, national border management and aviation security applications.

Dale Bastian, Vice President of Sales at AOptix, said:  “From national identity programs to busy aviation checkpoints, our InSight systems are well suited for high throughput, high volume deployments where ease of use is critical – especially when language barriers are present. Subjects of all heights simply stand in the large capture zone, look at the system, and we do the rest in seconds.”

Iris recognition solutions from AOptix have serviced Gatwick Airport in London and other critical entry points at air, land and sea border crossings in Qatar (  AOptix products cater to border security agencies that need to process thousands of biometric transactions per day.  That translates to less congestion at airports.

Terry Hartmann, Vice President for Global Security Solutions at Unisys said: “Iris recognition is a non-contact, non-invasive technology approach that is very accurate for high confidence authentication.  Unisys will be integrating AOptix products into the proven Unisys Library of eID Artifacts software framework, which creates building blocks for identity and credentialing solutions to accelerate development and reduce implementation time.”

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