Homeland security system for passenger screening uses facial recognition, iris-on-the-move

MENLO PARK, Calif. 27 Jan. 2014. Homeland security experts at SRI International Sarnoff in Menlo Park, Calif., are introducing a high-throughput system for passenger screening and other security-access applications that can screen as quickly as 30 people per minute.

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MENLO PARK, Calif. 27 Jan. 2014.Homeland security experts at SRI International Sarnoff in Menlo Park, Calif., are introducing a high-throughput system for passenger screening and other security-access applications that can screen as quickly as 30 people per minute.

The IOM PassPort SL system, which uses biometric identification, is for use in airport terminals, large entertainment venues, corporate lobbies, and security checkpoints. It captures dual-iris and face images of people from as far away as 10 feet as they walk naturally through its portal.

IOM PassPort SL, which can be installed in existing security systems, offers the free flow of Iris on the Move (IOM) technology that capitalizes on SRI’s face-capture and dual-iris recognition technology.

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The system can integrated into existing turnstiles, infrastructures, or entrances. Security in high-traffic locations can be automated and enhanced with minimal changes to operational procedures and hardware, SRI officials say.

Individuals are identified as they walk through the IOM PassPort SL system. With a processing speed of 30 people per minute and the accuracy of biometric identification, the system also is for high-volume security applications such as transportation, employee access, and sporting events.

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IOM PassPort SL captures iris images through eyeglasses and contact lenses; is interoperable with leading iris-matching algorithms; and can be integrated into larger security systems. The system consists of two illuminator towers; camera unit; controller unit; two beam breaks; one display; and optional floor kit for freestanding installation.

The PassPort SL’s no-contact capability enables users to walk through at a natural pace, and can solve identification challenges associated with crowding and infrastructure limitations, company officials say. The IOM PassPort SL system is available now.

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“Positive identification of individuals in crowded security locations, such as corporate lobbies and airports, is becoming more critical,” says Mark Clifton, vice president of the products and services division at SRI International.

For more information contact SRI International online at www.sri.com.

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