Biometric Time Tracking a Sweet Deal for Sugar Mill

iris biometricsOne of El Salvador’s biggest sugar mills has been outfitted with a biometric time and attendance tracking system, Iris ID has announced. The company has deployed its iris-based identification technology at the Ingenio Azucarero Injiboa sugar mill in San Vicente.

Not only is it a very large sugar mill, but during peak production its many employees can end up working multiple shifts around the clock, day and night. As such, employee administration could be very complex and time-consuming, with increased risk of fraudulent work records being produced as well. To manage these issues, the sugar mill’s administrators actually installed a different biometric system once before – but it wasn’t up to snuff. Now, Iris ID’s iCAM7100 system has left the mill’s administrators “very satisfied”, according to Faucy Brand, the CEO of ScreenCheck, the security integrator that helped to install the system.

“The mill needed a system offering speed, high accuracy, reliable performance and secure operations in very demanding environment,” said Brand, asserting that “the Iris ID iCAM7100 as it has been the only technology proven to work with the entire company employee population.”

The deployment follows closely after Iris ID’s announcement in late May that it had been selected to provide the voter authentication technology for a large African country’s upcoming election, while earlier this year the company worked with IBM to install iris recognition systems for the Canada Border Services Agency’s NEXUS program. The diversity of Iris ID’s deployment indicates the versatility of its biometric technology; it’s use now in time tracking at Ingenio Azucarero Injiboa is part of a broader trend that has seen biometric technology increasingly adopted for time and attendance tracking in a range of workplaces around the world.

July 7, 2015 – by Alex Perala