Rapid Development of Iris Recognition Technology

biometrics and iris recognition technology advance

These systems are appropriate for any kind of critical infrastructure or any facility where access is limited by design (e.g., chemical plants, data centers, refineries, seaports, biological laboratories, banks, military facilities, border crossings). They can be integrated with most commercial enrollment devices, are interoperable with all leading iris matching algorithms and can be used in conjunction with other biometric modalities to increase security and certitude. SRI Sarnoff has developed a model of Iris on the Move that can be used in any kind of weather—the only iris scanning system with this capability. The company expects to introduce a second “all weather” system within the year.


Mark Clifton is vice president, Products and Services, at SRI International Sarnoff, Menlo Park, Calif.