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Iris ID biometrics integrated with LEAF smart cards for access control


The IrisAccess biometric access control platform from Iris ID has been integrated with LEAF smart access cards containing MiFare DESFire EV1 and EV2 technologies to enable two-factor authentication for enterprises with high security requirements.

Products in the IrisAccess iCAM 7S series are now interoperable with all LEAF Si and LEAD Cc credentials. The access cards embedded with DESFire EV2 chips store employee iris templates generated by Iris ID software from the cameras. Access cards also contain the access control badge ID number, which can only be accessed following live iris biometric authentication. The cards also protect access control ID information for dual authentication with the AES-128 encryption standard.

The integration further enhances Iris ID’s highly secure and accurate biometric solution and ensures interoperability with other devices in the environment, according to Iris ID VP of Global Business Development and Sales Mohammed Murad.

“Our addition of EV1 and EV2 inherent in LEAF credentials has resulted in immediate positive responses from organizations such as data centers and high-tech facilities requiring dual identity authentication,” he comments.

“We are thrilled that the entire ecosystem of LEAF-enabled products is now interoperable with the products that are produced by one of the biometric industry leaders,” says WaveLynx Executive Vice President and founding LEAF consortium partner Laurie Aaron. “Together the products provide a high assurance security credential solution that interfaces with any access control system on the market because the encrypted authentication keys and the biometric template embedded in the LEAF memory structure offers the highest flexibility and security in a single credential.”

The companies will demonstrate the combined technology at the Global Security Exchange (GSX) from September 10 to 12 in Chicago.

IMARC Group recently forecast the global market for iris recognition to grow by 18 percent to 2024.

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