What is iris recognition?
Iris scanning biometrics measure the unique patterns in the colored circle of your eye to verify and authenticate your identity. Contactless, fast and renowned for its accuracy, biometric iris recognition can operate at long distances, with some solutions that leverage the modality requiring only a glance from a user.
Where can I find iris recognition?
Iris-based identification requires specific hardware to be used, unlike software based modalities such as face and voice recognition, so it is less common in consumer facing deployments. But thanks to recent innovations in biometrics that have made the technology more accessible in terms of cost and installation, iris biometrics is becoming more prominent across the vertical markets and also in the consumer electronics sphere.
Iris recognition is commonly used as a physical access control modality, ideal for high throughput environments that demand speed and accuracy. It is also used frequently in border control deployments, able to identify travelers as they enter and exit countries by land, sea and air.
Recently, iris scanners have made their way onto consumer mobile devices, a development that has some heralding the rise of iris recognition in FinTech, IoT and other hot verticals. Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 features an iris scanner, as do the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL Windows phones, and multiple editions of the Fujitsu Arrows devices available through NTT Docomo—a mobile carrier that is seen as a pioneer in the world of smartphone iris biometrics.
How is iris recognition making a difference?
Winthrop University has long been an example of iris biometrics in action, with its EagleEye attendance tracking system.
Iris scanning plays a key role in the biometric border control pilot project underway at the Otay Mesa US-Mexico land border.
Iris biometrics are used to protect CERN, the scientific facility in Geneva, Switzerland, famous for housing the Large Hadron Collider.
Read on to meet the leading providers of Iris Recognition solutions.
Crossmatch® solutions solve security and identity management challenges for hundreds of millions of users around the world. Our proven DigitalPersona® composite authentication software is designed to provide the optimal set of authentication factors to meet today’s unique risk requirements and afford complete enterprise authentication coverage. Crossmatch identity management solutions include trusted biometric identity management hardware and software that deliver the highest quality and performance required for critical applications. Our solutions support the financial, retail, commercial, government, law enforcement and military markets. With 300 employees and customers in more than 80 countries, Crossmatch sets the standard for innovation and reliability. Learn more: Crossmatch.com Products & Services: Biometric Security, Border Control, Financial, Healthcare, Justice/Law Enforcement, Mobile Biometrics, Biometric Sensors & Detectors, Facial Recognition, Fingerprint Readers, Hand Readers, Iris Scanners, Middleware & Software.
Princeton Identity is the identity management company that makes security more convenient, accurate and reliable than ever before. Using iris recognition and other biometric technology, Princeton Identity enables businesses, global organizations and borders to simplify identity management, resulting in improved safety and protection. Formerly a division within SRI International, Princeton Identity spun out as an independent venture in August 2016. Products & Services: Iris Recognition, Biometric Security, Border/Airport Control, Physical Access, Healthcare, Financial, Mobile
Iris ID has been the key developer and driver of the commercialization of iris recognition technology since 1997. IrisAccess, now in a 4th generation, is the world’s leading deployed iris recognition platform. Found on 6 continents, in thousands of locations, authenticating the identities of millions and millions of persons, more people in more places authenticate with IrisAccess than with all other iris recognition products combined. Products & Services: Iris Scanners & Recognition, Physical Access Control, Time and Attendance, Border Control/Airports, Financial and Transactional
CMITech is a leading provider of high performance, cost effective iris recognition systems. Dedicated to fulfilling the promise of iris recognition for superior accuracy in deployments of all sizes, the company is setting the industry standard for advanced user interfaces that are fast, intuitive and effortless. The company’s flagship EF-45™ product is a fully featured embedded terminal with on-board enrollment and authentication and a very large data base. The cost effective and compact EF-45 system features a highly innovative face display-based positioning approach that offers superior ease of use. CMITech also provides a range of integration and customization options, giving systems integrators and end customers alike optimal flexibility in solution architecture. Products & Services: Iris Recognition, Border Control/Airports, Financial, Physical Access.
IDEMIA is the global leader in Augmented Identity for an increasingly digital world, with the ambition to empower citizens and consumers alike to interact, pay, connect, travel and vote in ways that are now possible in a connected environment. Securing our identity has become mission critical in the world we live in today. By standing for Augmented Identity, we reinvent the way we think, produce, use and protect this asset, whether for individuals or for objects. We ensure privacy and trust as well as guarantee secure, authenticated and verifiable transactions for international clients from Financial, Telecom, Identity, Public Security and IoT sectors. Product & Services: Fingerprint, Facial, Iris, Healthcare, Border Control/Airports, Financial, Justice/ Law Enforcement, Logical Access, Physical Access, Smartcards, Time & Attendance.
CLEAR makes it simple to be you by using biometrics to create a world that is smarter and more secure. Available at more than 35 airports and venues and trusted by millions of members, CLEAR is transforming the way people live, work and travel. Products & Services: Airports/Border Control, Financial, Fingerprint, Iris Recognition