Somaliland election saw Iris ID technology deployed

Somaliland’s presidential election in November was the world’s first national election to use iris recognition to register and identify voters. The Somaliland National Electoral Commission (NEC) reported an 80 per cent voter turnout. Somaliland, which declared independence from Somalia in 1991, had the legitimacy of previous elections disputed after duplicate registrations were found. According to a company statement, the NEC deployed the Iris ID iris recognition system after trials showed it surpassed both fingerprint and facial recognition systems in identifying

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

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

IRIS ID time and attendance solution selected by Chinese manufacturer

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. The Beijing-based company, which was founded in 1669, operates more than 1,000 retail outlets and hospital locations across the country. The iris-based biometric identification solution will be phased in over the next few years and is expected to be used by approximately 20,000 employees. The system will also be used for identity authentication at

Iris ID technology integrated in Ultra Electronics’ tactical system for military applications

Iris ID announced that its iris recognition technology has been integrated in Ultra Electronics’ tactical information system for military applications. The Combat Apps Tactical System (CATS) is designed to facilitate secure communication between headquarters and frontline troops using a lightweight, tablet-based device. The CATS tablets provide secure, encrypted communication including voice, situational awareness, high bandwidth video and chat across all available networks. Embedded with Iris ID’s R-100 camera and IrisAccelerator, CATS enables front-line operatives to capture biometric data for authenticating

Iris ID providing biometric ID technology at Qatar’s Hamad International Airport

Iris ID is providing biometric identification technology at Qatar’s Hamad International Airport in Dohato, enabling travelers to pass through self-service security e-gates in as little as 10 seconds. The two-step process is available for free to all Qatar residents, in which passengers are prompted to place their ID cards or passports on a reader which opens a gate to a second portal. Iris scans or fingerprint readers are then used to verify the traveler’s identity before opening the last barrier

Iris ID to exhibit iris authentication system at Intersec Dubai 2017

Iris ID will exhibit its IrisAccess identity authentication system at Intersec Dubai 2017 from January 22 to 24 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. According to the company release, IrisAccess is the world’s most deployed iris recognition system being used for border control, national identification, access control and time-and-attendance applications. Iris ID’s biometric solutions provide highly accurate, non-contact identification via an individual’s iris from up to 14 inches away, delivering security, convenience, privacy and productivity to millions of

Iris ID announces new installation

Iris biometrics firm Iris ID announced today that its IrisAccess iCAM7000S identity authentication solution has been installed in 12 locations of gym chain World Class Iceland. According to a company statement, approximately 40,000 gym members are enrolled in the system, which includes iris scanners at access points such as main entries, VIP sections and spas. “The iris system has worked perfectly,” commented Bjorn Leifsson, World Class owner and managing director. “We require few employees to monitor the access points, are

QNB adds iris recognition to its ATMs

In an effort to increase customers’ financial security and convenience, Qatar National Bank (QNB) has begun using Iris ID’s iris recognition solution, Iris Access, to authenticate customers using the bank’s ATMs. Iris Access is used by governments and corporations worldwide for access control, security, national ID and border crossing programs. QNB customers who want to use the iris recognition solution need to register at a QNB branch office. The two-minute process involves taking a digital photo of the iris, which

Iris ID providing biometric ID system to U.S. Private Vaults

Anonymous safety deposit box rental firm U.S. Private Vaults has selected Iris ID’s biometric identity verification technology, enabling customers to verify their identity through their unique iris pattern. Upon signing up for the service, USPV’s 800 customers are enrolled in the Iris ID system within three minutes. After a brief orientation, customers can enter the vault door within seconds during business hours to access their safety box. “Aside from being the best way to implement our business plan, the iris

Iris ID helps India’s national identity program register one billion citizens

India’s Unique Identification Authority (UIDAI) has registered in excess of one billion citizens in the Aadhaar national identity program using Iris ID’s iris recognition biometric technology. Iris ID has been involved in the largest online digital identity platform in the world since its inception in 2010 and has provided technology advice to the UIDAI technical committee on the benefits and usability of iris technology. Iris ID participated in the initial pilot project and helped the UIDAI organization to set iris