Gatwick Airport Deploys Iris Recognition Security Solution from AOptix Technologies and Human Recognition Systems

Dépèche transmise le 19 octobre 2011 par Business Wire

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biometrics 2011 - AOptix Technologies, Inc. (AOptix) (www.aoptix.com), a leading edge developer of innovative iris recognition solutions, and Human Recognition Systems Ltd. (HRS), the UK market leader in identity management today announced their successful implementation integrating the AOptix InSight® VM iris recognition system into 34 automated e-Gates at the Gatwick Airport South Terminal. AOptix was selected by HRS for their ability to bring a time saving, enhanced passenger experience to the world’s busiest single-runway airport.

“Iris at-a-distance from AOptix and the HRS MFlow Track is the hassle-free, non-intrusive security experience that passengers are looking for at today’s modern airports.”

With the goal of improving the overall airport experience for millions of travelers from all over the world, the InSight VM is integrated into MFlow Track, developed by HRS for positive passenger identification as part of Gatwick Airport’s automated security process.

“HRS has a great reputation in the aviation industry for deploying and integrating innovative world class identity solutions such as the one at Gatwick,” says Dean Senner, Chief Executive Officer of AOptix. “Iris at-a-distance from AOptix and the HRS MFlow Track is the hassle-free, non-intrusive security experience that passengers are looking for at today’s modern airports.”

The AOptix-HRS approach delivers a highly accurate match of passenger to boarding pass on a remarkably consistent basis. Designed for ease of use and high throughput, the system is intended to create secure, customer friendly passage into the international departure lounge area where passengers can shop, dine, and relax prior to boarding their flights.

“Human Recognition Systems has been deploying iris recognition systems for 10 years now and with the introduction of the InSight iris recognition solution from AOptix, we are able to exploit the full power of iris biometrics,” said Neil Norman, Human Recognition Systems’ chief executive. “We are pleased to be working with our partner AOptix and in having the InSight VM integrated into our MFlow product and having successfully deployed the first system in Europe at Gatwick Airport."

“Already passengers are spending on average less than five minutes in security,” said Geoff Williams, Head of Security at Gatwick Airport. “With our new spacious preparation area and 19 security lanes, some of which are designed to assist families with young children and premium travellers, the new technology will help increase the efficiency of the security operation and provide a better service."

AOptix is demonstrating their new combined iris and face capture system, the InSight Duo at Biometrics 2011 Exposition and Conference stand #502, October 19-20 at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster, London.

About AOptix Technologies

AOptix Technologies is a privately funded company founded in 2000. With core technology expertise in the application of advanced adaptive optics, it develops ultra-high bandwidth wireless communications and biometrics-based identity solutions for both government and commercial markets. For additional information, please visit www.aoptix.com/iris-recognition/

About Human Recognition Systems

Human Recognition Systems (HRS) is a leader in biometrics and human behaviour analytic technology, developing and delivering products to resolve clients' challenges with identity management. HRS operates in aviation, civil and government, energy and mining and construction helping clients to manage operational challenges in security, people flow, identity verification and policy enforcement. www.hrsid.com

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