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.
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
Founded in the USA in 2000, Smartmatic’s commitment to innovative technology and democracy has helped it to become the global leader of the electronic voting industry. Today, out of the eight countries pioneering election automation Smartmatic provides technology and services to six of them: Belgium, Brazil, Estonia, the Philippines, USA and Venezuela. The company has managed over 3,500 election projects across five continents, processing over 2.5 billion votes. It serves customers through an organization comprising over 600 employees across 12 offices around the world. Smartmatic is headquartered in London.
For more information, please visit www.smartmatic.com
Products & Services: Fingerprint Readers, Facial Recognition, Iris Scanner & Recognition, Voice / Speech Recognition, Border, Justice, Other, Justice / Law Enforcement, Border Control, Physical Access Control, Other
MorphoTrak provides the technology and performance trusted by FBI NGI for 10-print, latent, and RISC fast-ID matching and 50% of U.S. State Law Enforcement. Reporting to Morpho, MorphoTrak is part of the world’s largest biometric company. Morpho is a leading innovator of interoperable biometric identification systems as well as finger/palm/vein, facial and iris recognition. With 40 years’ experience, Morpho technology serves more than 450 government agencies in over 100 countries and is consistently ranked #1 by NIST for enrollment and matching accuracy. For more information, visit www.morpho.com/USA
Products & services: Biometric Sensors and Detectors, Facial Recognition, Fingerprint Readers, Iris Scanners & Recognition, Smart Cards, Border Control / Airports, Consumer / Residential Biometrics, Justice / Law Enforcement, Logical Access Control, Mobile Biometrics, Other Uses of Biometrics, Physical Access Control, Time and Attendance, Hand Readers & Finger Scanners, Middleware/Software, Vein Recognition.
Crossmatch Technologies is a leading global provider of biometric identity management systems, applications and enabling technologies to governments, law enforcement agencies and businesses around the world. Offerings include biometric technologies capable of wireless, mobile or stationary use that encompass fingerprint, palm and full-hand scanners, facial recognition systems, iris scanning technology, document readers, biometric software, and related services. Products & Services: Border Control, Facial Recognition, Financial/Transactional, Fingerprint Readers, Hand Readers, Healthcare, Iris Scanners, Justice/Law Enforcement, Middleware Software, Mobile Biometrics, Other.
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