The Eyes Have It

Iris recognition can be the technology answer to the President’s call for heightened immigration enforcement

3. Traveler Perception: When deployed properly, iris recognition can improve the sentiment of travelers toward the use of biometrics at the border. This is due to a combination of factors: because iris recognition is a non-contact process, it is hygienic; modern stand-off iris recognition systems are non-invasive, similar to having a photo taken for a passport; and, as already outlined, travelers will enjoy a marked decrease in wait times and reduction in the need for manual intervention.


Chuck Yort is VP and General Manager of Identity Solutions at AOptix, a privately held company based in Campbell, Calif., with offices in Washington D.C., Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. To request more information about AOptix, please visit