iris recognition

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iris recognition

Distinguishing the identity of people by their irises. A human iris has a unique color and pattern and can be used as a reliable identifier when illuminated with near infrared light. See facial recognition and biometrics.


The Iris
The iris is the diaphragm-like center of the eye behind the cornea and in front of the lens. Typically colored blue, green or brown, the iris opens to let light through the lens to the optic nerve.
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JFK IAT LLC, a private consortium that was chosen by the PANYNJ to develop and operate Terminal 4, worked with the Port Authority to integrate an iris scan application with the current pin code and swipe card systems as mandated by law.
Abu Dhabi Since its installation in 2002, the Iris scan technology has helped prevent over 235,000 people from entering the UAE illegally, police announced yesterday.
He said the UAE had established a rich database of about 2.5 million iris scan records from 17 nationalities.
Participants in the scheme will be required to provide their name, address, phone number, birthdate and "biometric identifier", including fingerprint and iris scan. The information will be matched against law enforcement and intelligence databases.
This system identifies and verifies travellers by cross-referencing a real-time iris scan with travellers' pre-registered iris data encrypted smart cards.
"This would allow us to link a person's identity to an iris scan, facial recognition or a fingerprint.
Connecting to a computer through USB, the myris biometric device allows Windows 7, Windows 8 and Mac OS device users to authenticate through iris scan.
The Indian housemaid said she decided to stay here because she knew that if she went back to her home country she would have an iris scan and her fingerprints taken and would not be able to come back to work here again.
EYES HAVE IT: Iris scan for an ID card; BACKING: Tony Blair
Prosecutor Mohammad Ali Rustom, Head of Bur Dubai's Second Public Prosecution, which includes Dubai airport and Dubai ports, told Gulf News that the drop was mainly due to iris scan checks.
The Dubai Court of First Instance has found guilty M.I., a 21-year-old woman from Moldova and A.K.H., a 34-year-old man from Russia, for smuggling 72 forged iris scan stamps and two bank stamps through Dubai Airport.
Participating delegations were briefed about UAE security procedures such as e-gate clearance besides iris scan and face recognition systems.