AOptix iris-based biometrics aid Qatar border control
AOptix, a technology innovation company that applies optics to transform identity verification and wireless communications, recently announced results from the first 12 months of deployment of its identity verification systems in the State of Qatar.
On average, the examination of 12 months of operations found that it takes only four seconds for travellers to pass through the AOptix identity verification systems. At the same time, the systems are highly effective in preventing non-authorized travellers from entering or exiting the country, ensuring the highest levels of security for passengers.
Since July, 2011 over 80 AOptix iris-based identity verification systems have been deployed at all immigration points in Qatar including Doha Airport, seaports, and the land border with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The AOptix systems are now providing identity verification for millions of travellers a year, dramatically speeding the process of moving through the immigration checkpoints. Qatar was the first country to establish comprehensive entry and exit iris-based identity verification for all people moving through its immigration checkpoints.
“Our country is very serious about security. The AOptix iris recognition systems enable us to provide security for travellers while still ensuring a smooth flow of passengers through our country’s air, sea and land borders,” said Brigadier Saleh Al Kubaisi, head of the Information Technology Systems department of the Qatar Ministry of the Interior which is responsible for the development and implementation of the latest technologies and security systems. “We are pleased with the performance of the systems and anticipate expanding the deployment.”
“Our mission at AOptix is to help keep people safe and connected,” said Dean Senner, Chairman and CEO of AOptix. “The deployment of AOptix systems in Qatar is a perfect example of how our leading edge technology maintains security while enabling the free flow of travel and commerce in and out of the country.”
AOptix systems were deployed in the country with aid from Itqan Technologies, a subsidiary of Itqan Holding, which provides comprehensive information technology solutions and services to the enterprise and government markets in Qatar.