Las Vegas, NV (March 28, 2007) â€“ Panasonic Security Systems is displaying the new BM-ET200 Iris Reader here at ISC West 2007. Offering the advantages of Panasonicâ€™s core video and imaging technology, the BM-ET200 is non-invasive, safe, and easy to use with a high-speed capture engine for recognition in only 0.3 seconds.
â€œIris recognition technology is the most accurate and easy to use form of non-invasive biometric identification and authentication," said Frank DeFina, President, Panasonic System Solutions Company (PSSA). â€œOur Iris Reader technology is gaining wide acceptance for many different applications because of its speed and accuracy, and the fact that no physical contact is required for operation.â€ The Panasonic iris reader is being used by the CHILD Identification Project, the TSAâ€™s Registered Traveler Program, and in many high-security corporate environments.
The BM-ET200 offers unsurpassed security, with a false accept rate of 1 in 1.2 million and built-in tamper detection to prevent data from being extracted. User alignment is easy, with dual mirror configuration, voice guidance and distance indicator. The BM-ET200 also integrates with Wiegand-compatible EAC control systems and has built-in support for Prox and i-Class smart card applications. With the user-selectable option of standalone operation, enrollment via numeric key or web integration (with a 50-user maximum), the BM-ET200 is compatible with any operational platform.
With iris recognition technology, a template or â€œmapâ€ of each enrolled individualâ€™s iris pattern is stored on a database or onto an access card or token. To gain access, enrolled individuals simply look into the iris readerâ€™s mirrors and the system compares his/her iris pattern images with iris templates. A match verifies the identity and access permission is given.