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AOptix Technologies forms biometric identity verification unit


AOptix Technologies has announced that it has formed Terrain Biometrics, an independent division that provides identity verification solutions to customers worldwide.

Under this new structure, Terrain Biometrics retains all the core product development, sales, and marketing team that was formerly referred to as the AOptix Identity Solutions business unit. The only exception is that it will now operate as a division of AOptix in an effort to focus solely on the biometrics market.

AOptix Identity Solutions was originally launched within AOptix in 2007, using core Adaptive Optics technology to enable iris recognition in real world environments.

Terrain Biometrics will continue providing a global footprint of InSight iris and face recognition systems, which processes tens of millions of travelers in aviation and immigration applications, along with the Stratus smartphone-based mobile biometric platform.

The company is currently funded by a $3 million effort through US Department of Defense, in which it is developing a new mobile device that it says will deliver “advanced fingerprint, face, iris and voice biometrics in a highly compact form factor”.

“We are excited to launch Terrain Biometrics,” said Terrain Biometrics GM Chuck Yort. “With this new brand, and the independence of a dedicated division, we carry forward the remarkable capabilities that were created under the AOptix name while addressing product development, market opportunities, and partnerships with renewed purpose.”

In August 2013, AOptix Technologies appointed François Lê as the company’s new VP of Global Sales, Communications.


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