“Although the EyeLock brand has become synonymous with iris recognition, EyeLock is listening to the industry and is evolving into a US-based provider of the security industry’s leading biometric modalities, not solely focused on iris or face.” – Allen Ibaugh, President, EyeLock
Having established itself as a leading provider of iris recognition technology in the biometrics market, EyeLock is now expanding its portfolio with the addition of facial recognition.
The company has announced a new face-based access control terminal. Dubbed ‘NanoFace’, it has a tablet-like form factor, measuring in at 8″x4″x1.5″, enabling easy placement. More importantly, it can scan an individual from a distance of up to six feet, and can process biometric authentication in less than a second.
EyeLock’s existing partnerships in the access control space, meanwhile, add further value to the NanoFace solution. Thanks to its extensive track record and established relationships, EyeLock is able to debut a face-based solution that is already fully integrated with access control systems from leading partners including Lenel, Honeywell, AMAG, Software House, Kantech, Genetec, Open Options, RS2, Pacom, Sicunet, and Avigilon.
“Although the EyeLock brand has become synonymous with iris recognition, EyeLock is listening to the industry and is evolving into a US-based provider of the security industry’s leading biometric modalities, not solely focused on iris or face,” explained EyeLock President Allen Ibaugh. “Our world-class engineering team, mature distribution channels and market leadership will redefine who we are and take us into the future.”
Ibaugh was named as EyeLock’s new President toward the end of last year as former President and CEO Jeff Carter departed the company for other pursuits. His leadership, together with acting CEO Pat Lavelle, entails ambitious plans to expand EyeLock’s modality portfolio, with Ibaugh describing NanoFace as “one of the first steps in that direction.”
EyeLock will be showcasing its new solution at this year’s ISC West security show in Las Vegas, which is slated to run from March 22 to 25; the company will be available at booth 19116. Doug OGorden, FindBiometrics’ Director of Digital Media and Events, will be reporting live from the show floor.
As for EyeLock’s iris scanning technology, that side of the equation received an upgrade at the start of last year, enabling end users to use the same iris biometrics to access a physical facility as well as to unlock computer devices within it.
Mar. 8, 2022 – by Alex Perala