Iris ID Provides Crucial Biometric Tech for CBP Border Project

Iris ID Provides Crucial Biometric Tech for CBP Border ProjectIris ID is providing some of the crucial biometric technology being used in the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency’s pilot project at a major US-Mexico border.

Located at San Diego’s Otay Mesa Port of Entry, the project aims to use biometric identification on non-US citizens entering and leaving the country. It was first announced in August of last year, and entered its testing phase last month.

Working with automated border control solutions provider Vision-Box, Iris ID has deployed its technology at six kiosks at Otay Mesa. Its Iris ID iCAM D1000 scanners are capable of scanning subjects irises from a distance of 30″, helping to ensure that the system is as non-intrusive as possible.

The pilot project will run for six months, and if authorities deem it to have been a success, it will likely be expanded to other border checkpoints.

January 19, 2016 – by Alex Perala