Iris scanning is a popular form of biometric technology that analyzes a person’s pupil and matches it for accurate identification.
While some systems require users to stop and stare directly into a scanner for a positive ID, a new offering from Sarnoff Corporation
promises to make it faster and easier to verify users through iris scanning technology.
The offering, Iris on the Move (IOM) Portal, is capable of verifying identities at high speeds and scans irises from long distances so people can continue to move about without disturbances and make it through security checks quicker.
The iris is a strong physical feature for biometric identification because unlike the fingerprint, for example, the iris does not change over time so positive identification is always guaranteed.
The company recently announced that is was chosen along with another three systems by Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam who is looking to, “understand how different biometric identification technologies work in real-world scenarios.”
With the increased security in transportation these days, and especially in the airport environment, biometric technology like the iris scan can help travelers to more safely and quickly move through security checks with minimal delays.
“Sarnoff is proud that Schiphol Airport chose the IOM Portal as one of a select group of technologies for biometric verification testing,” said Dr. Don Newsome, President and CEO of Sarnoff Corporation. “Sarnoff’s IOM technology keeps lines moving quickly at airports like Schiphol, while ensuring the security and ease of use that is crucial in high-traffic areas.”
Sanroff said the IOM system, which can process up to 30 people per minute, is a good match for the airport’s testing and will prove valuable as it is able to capture an iris image from a moving person while allowing them to move through their pass-through system to be identified.
by London-based ABI Research (News
) forecasts spending on biometrics to more than double over the next five years, from nearly $3 billion in 2008 worldwide to $7.3 billion in 2013.
Stefania Viscusi is an assignment editor for TMCnet, covering VoIP, CRM, call center and wireless technologies. To read more of Stefania’s articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Stefania Viscusi