Iris on the Move® Product Guide Iris Recognition at a Distance and on the Move
SRI Sarnoff’s Iris on the Move® (IOM) technology has revolutionized the field of biometrics by combining the security of iris recognition with a fast, convenient, high-throughput solution. IOM systems capture an iris image at a distance while the subject is in motion. The systems are eye-safe with multiple configurations, each requiring little user interaction.
IOM chosen “Best New Product” and “Best in Biometrics and Identity Solutions” for SIA’s New Product Showcase Awards at ISC West 2010
IOM RapID-Cam II
The IOM PassPort™ is a
The IOM N-Glance™ is an easy-
The IOM RapID-Cam II is a
to-use, modular iris recognition
ruggedized, handheld device
iris-recognition system that
system for access control. The
that enables simple biometric
delivers uncompromising identity
system’s distributed architecture
enrollment and identification
verification without delay. Ideal
allows users to network any
anywhere in the field. The system
for high-traffic applications such
number of iris readers throughout
can capture dual-iris and facial
as airports and border crossings,
a facility or campus. It’s compact
images up to 18 inches away—
this walk-through portal has a
design enables accurate, effortless,
putting a comfortable distance
processing speed of 30 people per
standoff identification at any
between the operator and subject.
minute. Users simply walk through
point of entrance where secure
at a comfortable pace.
This portable form factor expands
The PassPort comes in an indoor or
Also available in an indoor or
outdoor configuration. In addition
outdoor configuration, the system
individuals as they wait in line at
to identity verification, both
is ideal for use in a variety of
an entertainment venue or military
systems perform onboard subject
applications including college
checkpoint to identifying subjects
enrollment. It is an effective
and corporate campuses, critical
while on patrol. The RapID-Cam II
solution for applications that
delivers an advanced level of
require rapid identity verification
facilities, and data centers.
security and convenience at less
of a large number of people.
the possibilities of security
than half the cost of similar portable units.
Nowhere is the benefit of reliable
Heightened security threats and
biometric identification more
increased numbers of travelers
valuable than in highly sensitive
are creating a pressing need for
new and foolproof methods of
plants, refineries, large military
identity verification. For high-traffic
installations, and government
facilities. Ensuring that only
train stations—a high-throughput
authorized personnel gain access
solution for controlling access and
to these critical locations is of the
authenticating identity is essential
to balancing maximum security
SRI Sarnoff’s award-winning iris recognition technology is available in multiple product configurations—providing users with unprecedented flexibility.
The IOM products are secure
with minimal delays.
and reliable systems for identify
The known reliability of iris
verification. Touchless designs
recognition combined with
require minimum user interaction
SRI Sarnoff’s rapid iris capture
for simple and fast entry.
expedites safe and secure travel.
Employees and trusted vendors
The convenience of high-speed,
can move in and out easily,
non-invasive identification brings
allowing business to continue at
value to electronic passports,
the speed of life.
trusted traveler programs, or national IDs.
Fast, convenient, secure biometric products for high-throughput identity verification
Time and Attendance
Seaports and marine terminals
Whether you are waiting to pay
Many facilities require personnel
are home to high consequence
a toll or purchasing tickets to a
to present proper identification
facilities such as oil and gas
movie, limited access points create
for entry, but standard processes
storage, chemical, intermodal, and
backups. In secure areas like
can create inconvenient lines
port operations. This environment
military bases, where restricted
that waste time and frustrate
requires accurate, reliable access
access is necessary, crowds present
employees. To enable flexibility
control and identity verification
a very dangerous predicament.
and accurate employee time
that can accommodate indoor and
logging, identification systems
Gatherings allow enemies to use
IOM products provide users
strike targets when they are most
an efficient, high-throughput,
vulnerable. The ability to screen
The IOM product suite consists
non-invasive method of
entrants quickly and accurately
of simple and secure iris
controlling access to any area.
could be the difference between
recognition systems that
These iris recognition systems
life and death. IOM products allow
guarantee time management is
provide an additional layer of
users to verify identification in
monitored properly and handled
identity verification for protection
seconds, providing rapid feedback
for all employees.
of critical assets and infrastructure
to discover potential threats.
using the most reliable biometric available today.
distraction and misdirection to
must be precise, fast, and easy to use.
Rigorous Performance Testing SRI Sarnoff tested its IOM PassPort system in a one-year long installation in its lobby, during which employees were identified as they entered the facility. Analysis of the test data collected during the final two-month phase
Comparison of False Acceptance Rates (FAR)* in Biometric Recognition Ideal FAR is zero.
of testing shows high performance. Iris
Results Successful ID Failure to acquire False accepts
13,000 2 months 100%
*False Acceptance means a user is accepted who should not be. Source: U.S. Government Accountability Office
IOM products are the only biometric identification systems that perform at the speed of life
Safety SRI Sarnoff’s Iris on the Move technology is safe, reliable and compliant with the international standard of safety for lamp systems. Even in the case of equipment failure, our product will not emit unsafe levels of light. •• Near infrared illumination from the
•• The IOM PassPort configuration
IOM PassPort system is eye-safe,
has gone through rigorous testing
with levels of radiance and irradiance
against IEC 62471, Photo-Biological
that are significantly lower than the
Lamp Safety Standards performed
defined limits established by the IEC,
by an independent testing agency,
even at the closest possible distance.
Laser Products Safety LLC (LPS). Report available.
Frequently Asked Questions •• Can the near infrared illumination from the IOM PassPort system damage my eyes? The level used in the PassPort System is well below that prescribed by safety standards. In particular, for typical exposure levels experienced in walking through the portal, the levels are many times lower than the threshold level values of damaging radiance and irradiance in the ACGIH handbook. For long-term exposure that might apply to a PassPort attendant, the levels are still significantly lower than the damage thresholds.1
•• What medical studies support the standards to which the IOM PassPort system complies? Among the important studies that contribute to the current safety standards for near infrared radiation exposure are research articles written by David Sliney, Ph. D., a nationally recognized expert on the safety of lasers and lamps. Dr. Sliney has examined the PassPort system and
has concluded that the system “does not pose a potential hazard to the eye under realistic viewing conditions.”
•• How does the dose of near infrared illumination of the IOM PassPort system compare to that received outdoors on a sunny day over the same wavelength band? On a cloudless, sunny day, the continuous irradiance of direct sunlight in the 800 to 900nm band is measured to be approximately 10mW/cm2 using a NIST traceable irradiance meter with appropriate near infrared filter in agreement with accepted values.2 By comparison, the infrared illumination in this band from the PassPort system is, on average, about 20% as bright.
• How has the IOM PassPort system been tested for safety?
As measured by certified, independent testing agency, Laser Product Safety. Report available.
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The IOM team has made extensive measurements of the optical power distribution, or irradiance, due to the illuminators in the PassPort system. These measurements have been compared to the safety standards under conservative assumptions, for example, with a subject’s eye pressed up against the illuminator.
•• How can we trust the SRI Sarnoff measurements? In addition to subjecting the PassPort system to internal scrutiny, the system was tested by Laser Products Safety LLC, an independent testing agency, using calibrated test equipment and the following IEC 62741 photo-biological lamp system safety standards. Results are available for review and show that the PassPort system meets all standards by large safety margins. In addition, measurements have been independently verified by Dr. David Sliney, a health physicist known around the world as an expert in the safety of laser and light systems. LPS’s and Dr. Sliney’s reports are available for review.
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