Biometric technology provider L-1 Identity Solutions, has announced the latest release of its iris recognition algorithm in a bid to improve iris recognition in real-world applications.
The new Daugman '08 version of the company's 2Pi iris recognition algorithm includes updates to address control over acquiring an iris image even when on the move, at a distance or attaining recognition from a mobile device.
"L-1 is strongly committed to maintaining state-of-the-art biometrics technology across all modalities and to enable the next generation applications for biometrics," said Robert V. LaPenta, Chairman, President and CEO of L-1 Identity Solutions. "Daugman '08 demonstrates our ability to continue to address market demand and we believe with this new functionality, the market for iris should accelerate dramatically."
To combat the common false recognition rates that can occur in today's real world environments including distorted images, motion blur and more, the latest version includes new functionality as well as offers support for past templates and can more quickly (more than 50 times faster than previous versions) and better detect iris' of all shapes.
Daugman '08 includes the ability to recognize more iris shapes beyond perfect donut shapes, which are most typical for human eyes, through an enhanced iris boundary mapping systems and is able to better to detect iris' without obstructions like eyelids or eyelashes blocking the image.
"We are very pleased with the progress we have been able to make in advancing the iris algorithm since its invention almost ten years ago," said Prof. John Daugman, L-1 Chief Scientist for Iris Recognition.
"The world of opportunities for iris has changed dramatically since its inception and many new applications and challenges are pushing the technology to new limits. These challenges are being met in the latest iteration of our algorithm, which I am confident will bring unparalleled power and flexibility to iris applications."
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