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AOptix and SITA to Deliver Automated Biometric Identity Solutions for Air Transport Security

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AOptix and SITA to Deliver Automated Biometric Identity Solutions for Air Transport Security

AOptix and SITA to Deliver Automated Biometric Identity Solutions for Air Transport Security

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AOptix Technologies, Inc., (AOptix) (www.aoptix.com), a leading developer of advanced biometrics-based identity solutions, today announced that SITA, the world’s leading specialist in air transport communications and information technology, has become an AOptix Value Added Reseller (VAR) partner. SITA has more than 2,700 customers in over 200 countries and territories across 300 airport locations worldwide. Almost every airline and airport in the world does business with SITA.

“SITA has an impressive technical capability and worldwide footprint that brings the potential to provide our InSight system to thousands of airport, airline and government customers in more than 200 countries and territories.”

Leveraging the AOptix InSight® iris recognition and face biometric technology, SITA will be working with airport, airline and government customers to deploy automated solutions that deliver, fast, accurate and effortless identity screening to expedite passenger flows at airports and borders.

“We have been impressed with the AOptix commitment to improve the overall passenger experience with non-invasive, easy-to-use products that minimize the time and effort to confirm a traveler’s identity. This reduces queue times and disruption at the airport,” says Sean Farrell, SITA Director, Biometric Services.

“The AOptix InSight iris and face biometric products combined with SITA’s iBorders BioThenticate, a comprehensive biometric matching and management system, and SITA’s passenger processing systems, will deliver world-class solutions for border management and airport security checkpoints,” says Farrell.

“As an IATA Strategic Partner for Passenger Experience and Security and Facilitation, we’re pleased to be working with SITA on streamlining and automating the end-to-end travel experience, from check-in to pre-board screening, boarding and immigration processing,” says Joseph Pritikin, Director of Product Marketing at AOptix. “SITA has an impressive technical capability and worldwide footprint that brings the potential to provide our InSight system to thousands of airport, airline and government customers in more than 200 countries and territories.”

The AOptix InSight family of iris and face biometric solutions provides unmatched accuracy, speed, and intuitive capability. With millions of transactions at borders and security checkpoints, and tens of thousands of new transactions each day, the InSight system is proven to deliver in challenging real world environments. Working at a comfortable distance of 1.5 – 2.5 meters, users of all heights simply stand in a large capture zone, look at the system and open their eyes. In seconds the systems take ISO-ICAO quality iris and face images to ensure the most reliable matching accuracy.

AOptix and SITA are demonstrating advanced solutions for automated authentication and identification at Future Travel Experience Asia, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 8-10 February, 2012.

About AOptix Technologies

AOptix Technologies is a privately funded company founded in 2000. With core technology expertise in the application of advanced optical design, it develops ultra-high bandwidth long distance wireless communications and biometrics-based identification solutions for both government and commercial markets.

For additional information, please see www.aoptix.com.

About SITA

SITA is the world's leading specialist in air transport communications and IT solutions. SITA delivers and manages business solutions for airline, airport, GDS, government and other customers over the world’s most extensive network, which forms the communications backbone of the global air transport industry. SITA today employs people of more than 140 nationalities, speaking over 70 different languages. SITA had consolidated revenues of US$1.46 billion (€1.10 billion) in 2010.

For further information go to www.sita.aero

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