The new “Glance” iris recognition system for high-speed biometric identification at ports, and other critical infrastructure, is being touted by two companies that have partnered on the venture.
The companies are Sarnoff Corporation, of Princeton, N.J., which provides vision, video and semiconductor technology innovations, and ePortation, of Philadelphia, which provides complex mobile technology and real time information logistics.
Sarnoff’s “iris image capture system” can quickly record the iris of a person in motion and at a distance, and the system provides high-speed and highly accurate identity verification even in the harshest outdoor climates, the companies say in a written statement. Other iris scanning technologies require users to stop or closely stare into a scanner, but Sarnoff’s technology can verify identities in seconds, at an arm’s length distance, allowing quick and easy access.
Together with ePortation’s real time access and rule management solutions, the system allows a facility to be secured according to local policies while linking together multiple site locations for an overall, global view of access activity. The real-time information is seamlessly made available to security administrators and off-site fusion centers.
“The combined solution represents the benefits of intelligent collaboration to solve today's most difficult security challenges at infrastructure facilities across the country,” said Paul Labow, chief executive officer of ePortation.
“The combination of ePortation's advanced real-time information logistics and Sarnoff's industry-leading iris identification technology will allow security professionals an unprecedented means to secure and monitor access to our nation’s most important infrastructure facilities,” said Mark Clifton, Sarnoff’s acting president and chief executive officer.
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