Iris ID has deployed the company’s iris biometric technology for a Customs and Border Protection pilot intended to help identify non-U.S. citizens who pass through the U.S.-Mexico border, Planet Biometrics reported Wednesday.
Iris ID installed six kiosks equipped with iCAM D1000 iris-face capture systems at the Otay Mesa port of entry in Southern California in order to gather iris records of pedestrians, according to the report.
CBP intends for the six-month pilot to match iris and facial images collected by Border Patrol with images stored in the Department of Homeland Security’s IDENT system and the FBI‘s multibiometric system.
“This is not like fingerprint scans that involve physically touching a reader,” said Charles Koo, president and CEO of Iris ID.
“Iris recognition is simply a digital photo using very low-power near-invisible infrared illumination.”
The company combined Vision-Box’s technology into its biometrics system for the kiosks, Planet Biometrics reports.