AOptix Technologies, Inc., the largest developer of advanced iris biometrics products and long-distance wireless optical communications solutions, have announced that both AOptix and Aware (News - Alert), Inc. will come together to demonstrate a prototype dual-factor iris and face biometrics system in the AOptix exhibition booth at the upcoming Biometrics Consortium Conference and Technology Expo. The event will be held in Tampa from September 21 to 23.
This prototype will integrate AOptix's innovative InSight 2 meter iris recognition system with Aware's Universal Registration Client and an industry standard face imaging camera. Aware's URC application and underlying SDKs will provide an intuitive user interface for automated enrollment of iris and face images, along with an option for fingerprint biometrics and biographic information, whereas the InSight system will automate the iris biometric to capture at a nominal stand-off distance of 2 meters.
The iris recognition process is automated by the InSight system through its pioneering adaptive optics approach, which is responsible for optimizing subject usability and delivering a highly simplified instruction set. Subjects need to only move into a very large capture zone of .75 cubic meters, look into the system and open their eyes. The biometric face imaging relies on the same instruction set, whereby resulting in dual biometric capture with no additional effort on the part of the subject.
Rob Mungovan, the vice president of the Advanced Products Group at Aware said, "Aware is pleased to contribute our proven URC application and PreFace facial image capture SDK to this exciting solution from AOptix. Simultaneous face and iris capture represents an important milestone for the biometrics industry."
AOptix has foreseen strong demand for the combined biometrics solutions across many applications. A number of users within the biometrics community have already expressed strong interest in merging face and iris into a single product.
Phil Tusa, the vice president of Biometrics at AOptix said, "Combining ISO standard face imaging with the AOptix InSight iris recognition system is a natural extension of our technology. There are many important applications for combined face and iris in a single system, including law enforcement, immigration control and ID program enrollment."
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Edited by Juliana Kenny