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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 troop identities in real time using intelligence databases stored securely and remotely at the mission headquarters.

Military can also use the iris recognition capabilities to verify troop identities before boarding ships, airplanes or other types of transportation.

“The Iris ID technology has been proven effective worldwide in remote locations and during extreme weather conditions for national ID and other programs,” said Mohammed Murad, vice president of global business development and sales for Iris ID. “The R-100 will add valuable capability to Ultra’s CATS battlefield information systems.”

CATS allow frontline troops to focus on their mission and respond faster and more efficiently than the enemy.

Iris ID’s core technology helps protect borders and airports, is used for national ID and voter registration programs, and provides access control and time-and-attendance for public and private organizations worldwide.

Previously reported, 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.

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