El Salvador Sugar Mill installs Iris ID biometric time and attendance system

July 7, 2015 - 

Iris ID announced its iCAM7100 iris recognition time and attendance solution has been deployed at the Ingenio Azucarero Injiboa sugar mill in San Vicente, El Salvador.

Using the iCAM7100 time and attendance solution, the sugar mill registers all permanent and temporary employees during harvest time.

The mill’s administrative, technical and security personnel also use the system.

The mill officials chose iCAM7100 after comparing other biometric technologies including face recognition, fingerprint recognition and hand geometry, according to Faucy Brand, CEO for El Salvador-based ScreenCheck, the security systems integrator completing the installation.

“The mill needed a system offering speed, high accuracy, reliable performance and secure operations in very demanding environment,” said Brand. “Mill officials are very satisfied with the Iris ID iCAM7100 as it has been the only technology proven to work with the entire company employee population.”

Upon installing the Iris ID solution, the mill’s employees were registered quickly without experiencing any issues, said Joel Moran, head of information systems development for Ingenio Azucarero Injiboa.

Since the Iris ID technology is completely contactless, it prevents the transfer of virus or bacteria, Moran said.

Iris ID’s iCAM7000 system can authenticate mill employees in under a second, all without the use of timecards or badges.

During the identification process, the iCAM7100’s communication panel displays the time and date, as well as the employee’s ID number, facilitating effective communication with management.

The system eliminates potential errors related to manually calculating employee hours, while preventing costly “buddy punching” as it identifies workers based on their unique iris biometric characteristics, said Mohammed Murad, global business development and sales for Iris ID.

“The iCAM7100 is a practical and precise time and attendance solution for operations ranging from sugar mills to clean rooms,” Murad said. “The system reduces payroll and administrative costs and eliminates time fraud. It also provides a high return on investment by eliminating the cost associated with administering and managing access cards.”

Previously reported, Iris ID announced that the government of an unnamed African nation has selected its iris recognition solution, IrisAccelerator, to help create a fraud-free voter registration list and ultimately guarantee a fair 2015 national elections.

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