Iris ID demonstrating mobile iris recognition enrollment and ID products at MWC

September 12, 2017 - 

Iris ID will soon release two lightweight handheld mobile devices integrated with the OPALi (opal-eye) iris recognition camera module, which provide fast and accurate multimodal enrollment and identification capabilities for field use by border control, customs, immigration, law enforcement and other officials.

The company is demonstrating the mobile iris recognition products at this week’s Mobile World Congress in San Francisco’s Moscone Center.

The OPALi iris recognition camera module — both of which will be available with MIPI and USB interfaces — captures both eyes simultaneously at a distance of up to 36 cm (14 inches).

Mohammed Murad, vice president global sales and business development for Iris ID, said the OPALi units generate high-quality images that are ideal for national ID, voter registration, entitlement and other large-scale programs which require enrollment and verify people in remote areas.

“Government agencies and other organizations are demanding new solutions in an increasingly mobile world,” Murad said. “The need for biometric enrollment and identification can’t always take place in a controlled environment. Our rugged dust- and water-resistant devices are flexible and convenient, allowing agents and officers to capture biometric data whenever and wherever their jobs take them.”

The OPALi enabled RP1000 offers iris, facial and fingerprint capture along with a magnetic swipe card reader in an IP54 smart PDA device.

The module also includes an MRZ reader to verify ePassports and other travel documents, offers multiple wireless and cellular connectivity options, and features Bluetooth and GPS capabilities.

With its built-in matching capabilities, the RP1000 is also ideal for access control and workforce management applications.

The RP1000, which weighs only 8.8 ounces, will ship in the first quarter of 2018.

The OPALi enabled RP70 features a 7-inch display tablet, weighs less than 4 pounds, is embedded and includes a hot swappable battery.

The FBI-certified multi-fingerprint scanner provides the same broad connectivity options as the RP1000.

The OPALi iris recognition camera module units will be available to OEM partners in December.

Previously reported, Iris ID revealed that its iCAM 7000 solution has been selected to manage employee time and attendance for Tongrentang, a leading manufacturer of traditional Chinese medicine.

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