San Diego, CA (September 25, 2006) â€“ Panasonic Security Systems, a division of Panasonic System Solutions Company (PSSA), introduces the new BM-ET200 Iris Reader here at ASIS 2006. The BM-ET200 combines Panasonicâ€™s core video and imaging technology with an advanced new iris image capture engine and dual mirror design to provide the most accurate and easy to use form of non-invasive biometric identification and authentication.
â€œPanasonic Iris Readers deliver fast and accurate system enrollment and authentication without the need for any physical contact," said Frank DeFina, President, Panasonic System Solutions Company (PSSA). â€œNo other non-invasive identification system is as precise, easy to use or as enduring as Panasonicâ€™s Iris Readers.â€
The new BM-ET200 Iris Reader is simple to configure and provides recognition results in only 0.3 seconds. A dual mirror configuration makes it easy for the individual to align the eyes for accurate reading, capturing a detailed image of both irises for maximum accuracy. Voice instructions guide the userâ€™s position for optimal performance. The BM-ET200 can either be used as part of a stand-alone system or integrated into a larger network.
Iris recognition technology allows fast one-to-many searches on an extremely large database. The systemâ€™s enrollment and authentication algorithm, developed by Iridian Technologies, Inc., makes a template or â€œmapâ€ of each person's iris pattern, for storage on a database or onto an access card or token. To verify identity, an individual simply 'looks into' a Panasonic Iris Reader and the system compares his/her iris pattern images with iris templates stored in the database or portable device. If there is a match, the identity is verified.
More information about the entire range of Panasonic solutions will also be available as a free download in video format from Panasonicâ€™s website after the ASIS show. "We want to offer users and our partners a choice of reference materials in different media to showcase the breadth of our offering," said Julianna Benedick, Group Marketing Manager, Panasonic System Solutions Company. â€œIn addition, our on-line offering also includes a new system configurator which is available free to assist with system design and specification.â€ Visit www.panasonic.com/security.