Sarnoff Corporation and Honeywell offer glimpse of "airport of the future"

PRINCETON, N.J., 25 April 2006. Sarnoff Corporation and Honeywell International Inc. combined technologies to demonstrate Iris-On-The-Move (IOM) technology in a simulated airport security environment during the 78th Annual AAAE Conference and Exhibition in San Diego, Calif. IOM is the world's only standoff biometric identity verification system that provides accurate, reliable iris recognition of a person in motion, according to Sarnoff executives.

Apr 25th, 2006

PRINCETON, N.J., 25 April 2006. Sarnoff Corporation and Honeywell International Inc. combined technologies to demonstrate Iris-On-The-Move (IOM) technology in a simulated airport security environment during the 78th Annual AAAE Conference and Exhibition in San Diego, Calif. IOM is the world's only standoff biometric identity verification system that provides accurate, reliable iris recognition of a person in motion, according to Sarnoff executives.

"The process is non-invasive, hygenic, and faster and more convenient than other biometric identity verification systems on the market," says Sarnoff's Vince Endres, vice president, portfolio and corporate development.

Iris recognition technology has been hindered by the need to position a subject in front of the iris scanner and line up the eye properly for identification. IOM overcomes static subject positioning and motion constraints during collection by scanning the subject's iris while they are in motion.

IOM is capable of verifying identities at rates of 20 people per minute, an equivalent to the standard walking pace. IOM also works if the subject is wearing glasses, sunglasses, or contact lenses.

Because subjects do not have to stop, remove glasses and gloves, or free their hands in order to verify their identity, IOM is well suited for perimeter and access control.

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