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IrisGuard contact-free biometric device now supports offline mode to serve remote beneficiaries


IrisGuard contactless biometric recognition with offline capability

IrisGuard has added offline functionality to its mobile verification device to provide contactless biometric iris recognition when no connectivity is available, with the maintenance of physical distancing during verification as one of several benefits, the company announced.

The company’s technology is used by the UNHCR and the World Food Programme, as well as retail banks and post offices in markets around the world to serve millions of beneficiaries. The addition of offline functionality to the mobile product allows organizations to deploy iris biometrics to be deployed at speed in remote locations and other challenging settings with very little infrastructure to enable a step change in operations, IrisGuard says.

According to the announcement, data collected is anonymized and highly encrypted, and linked data in the cloud for synchronization and deduplication. This enables passwordless, secure entitlement access that is highly efficient, and maintains the privacy and anonymity of data.

“The core of what we do is innovation and its ability to improve the lives of millions,” states IrisGuard Founder and CEO Imad Malhas. “We are delighted to be able to provide our turn-key identification and verification platform anywhere in the world, with or without connectivity, delivering on our vision of empowering global digital inclusion.”

The company suggests the application can benefit humanitarian, healthcare and social welfare programs, allowing real-time registration and verification of small or large numbers of people for vaccinations, clinical research trials, secure health ecosystems or the distribution of financial assistance to vulnerable populations.

IrisGuard was recently announced as a partner for UNHCR and Egypt National Post to secure the distribution of financial aid to refugees with its EyePay Cash solution.

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