New terminal brings contactless iris biometrics to UnionCommunity’s UBio line
A non-contact biometric iris recognition system has been launched by UnionCommunity to address the growing demand for contactless identification in busy locations.
The UBio-X Iris captures iris biometrics at distances up to 50 centimeters (roughly 20 inches), performs rapid identification, and is equipped with an auto-tiling function, according to the company announcement.
The device is expected to be implemented at medical facilities, airports, and commercial facilities where large groups of people create a high risk of viral infection. The OBio-X Iris also provides fingerprint recognition to support multi-modal authentication for stronger security.
Demand for iris biometrics in the Middle East region is bolstered by advantages over facial recognition in identifying people wearing hijab, who have twins, or after plastic surgery. The company has previously noted sales increases for non-contact biometrics in multiple Middle East countries.
With growing demand for contactless biometrics, UnionCommunity says it expects a significant increase in sales. In response, UnionCommunity is planning to speed up its release schedule for iris recognition products, originally planned for the second half of this year, and invest in promoting them.
“Based on our know-how that has been developing and selling biometric recognition systems for the past 20 years, we have established an integrated biometric recognition system that encompasses iris, face, and fingerprints as of this year, we will expand our demand for non-contact products around the world and plan to increase sales by strengthening non-face-face-face-face biometric products and security solutions,” states UnionCommunity CEO Shin Yo-sik.
UnionCommunity launched the UBio product line, including fingerprint and facial recognition terminals, at its global partner conference just over a year ago.