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Iris ID’s biometric time and attendance solution deployed at Dangote Cement manufacturing plants


Iris ID announced today it has provided Nigerian multinational industrial conglomerate Dangote Group a biometric time and attendance solution for more than 30,000 employees working at Dangote Cement manufacturing plants in five countries.

Prasanna Burri, group chief information officer at Dangote Group, explains the company wanted a contactless biometric solution that provided greater accuracy than the facial recognition system used at the company’s cement manufacturing plants in Nigeria, Ethiopia, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Congo.

“Iris-based technology is not only contactless and more accurate but also faster than our previous system,” Burri says. “The Iris ID readers provide us with a secure time and attendance solution, deployed in Dangote Group’s public cloud, that integrates seamlessly with the enterprise resource planning system at our Nigerian headquarters.” Burri added that the early success of the system’s has Dangote considering expanding it to more of its African operations.

Mohammed Murad, vice president global sales and business development, Iris ID, notes that the iris-based solution was ideal for use in the Dangote cement manufacturing operations.

“Our contactless readers work well in a dusty environment and are unaffected by employees wearing safety glasses and other protective gear,” says Murad. “Dangote is the largest indigenous industrial conglomerate in sub-Saharan Africa, helping to drive the continent’s growth. We’re happy to play a part.”

Initial installation of the biometric time and attendance system was completed by Maxut Consulting Ltd. Of Lagos, Nigeria.

Last month Iris ID‘s iCAM TD100 and iCAM T10 iris recognition cameras and IrisAccelerator matching engine were integrated into GenKey‘s biometric ID platform.

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