International Biometrics Group (IBG) USA, has recently published the results of IBG’s Round 7 - Biometric Testing Report which included an independent testing of the IG-AD100® Dual-Eye Iris Recognition Camera System; the latest innovative camera from IrisGuard Inc. The camera received Top Scores in the 'Overall Testing’, particularly the system’s extraordinary and unprecedented 100% correct recognition rate and thus, the never achieved before, zero error rate.
His Highness Lt. Gen. Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Interior, has bestowed “AD100” name for the Iris Camera which stands for “Abu Dhabi 100” during a recent exhibition at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
Briefly, since 2001, IrisGuard has successfully operated the largest civil iris recognition deployment in the world - the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) Expellee Tracking System. In the course of this national deployment, we have amassed 1.8 million iris records spanning over 190 nationalities. To date, our solution has enabled the real-time identification (less than 2 seconds no matter where you are in the country) and the apprehension of over 390,000 people attempting to enter the U.A.E. illegally, from a total of 24 million people screened and 28 trillion cross comparisons executed. A true proof of our technology know-how and experience in the field of Iris recognition.
"We are extremely grateful to His Highness Lt. Gen. Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Interior for agreeing to name the AD100 iris camera. His patronage to the National Illegal Immigration System is outstanding. His guidance as well as the support for the program in the UAE Ministry of Interior has provided a significant advancement to the country’s fight against illegal immigration, we are proud of setting New Standard for Excellence with the Abu Dhabi Police Directorate in iris recognition applications” Commented Mr. Imad Malhas, CEO of IrisGuard Inc.
The Globally, IrisGuard’s iris recognition technology provides the user community with the highest degree of security in real world biometric identity systems offered today as attested by the above mentioned IBG performance report. This is not the case of competitive biometric offerings, as they have to continually adjust the FMR and FNMR parameters manually, lowering the overall security of the proposed authentication systems. It has been reported that some biometric identity systems have FMR and FNMR in the region of 7% which is totally unacceptable today.
IBG recently published Round 7 findings in its latest extensive comparative biometric testing public report which includes performance data for all the evaluated systems during the tests. The report is relied upon by thousands of decision-makers in governments, commercial organizations and industry professionals worldwide.
IG-AD100® Iris Recognition Imager
IBG tested the IrisGuard IG-AD100® Iris Recognition Camera and IrisGuard’s NextGen® iris image analysis and recognition software for the duration of the test. The pristine dual-eye, auto-focus and auto-eye tracking and localization IG-AD100® operates on a Microsoft Windows based platform using state-of-the-art optics for subject enrollment & recognition and offering the most superior quality Iris ISO/IEC 19794-6 compliant images known today.
Built on the established IrisGuard NextGen® technology platform, the new cost effective IG-AD100® imager gives users a new exhilarating experience in personal identification. The fast new dual eye acquisition environment provides greater ease of use, significantly improved dependability, usability, and accuracy along with the new user friendly programmable interface.
The IG-AD100® camera boasts an innovative automatic Eye Glasses/ Spectacles Detection and processing function that alleviates the effects of specular reflections and no longer requires users to remove their spectacles during the recognition process. Moreover, the IG-AD100® camera has a built-in passive, behavioral and dynamic countermeasure to establish subjects’ eye liveness and detect patterned contact lenses.
The IG-AD100® imager is a commendable successor to the award winning IG-H100® Camera system. The IG-AD100® imager is currently deployed worldwide through applications as varied as Homeland Security, Illegal Immigration, Transportation & Travel, Border Control, Banking & Finance, Humanitarian Relief, Health Care and Entry Access Control.
The excellent Zero False Match Rate (T-FMR) and Zero False Non Match Rate (T-FNMR) generated by the IG-AD100® systems were unattainable to-date, IrisGuard is the only dual-eye iris camera manufacturer to accomplish such pristine remarkable results. The report states that IrisGuard IG-AD100® camera is one of the first devices tested under IBG’s cross-comparative methodology to achieve perfect transactional matching Equal Error Rates = 0.00% (0.00% T- FMR and 0.00% T- FNMR).
"For IrisGuard, this represents a substantial improvement in performance relative to the IG- H100® tested in CBT Round 6. Along with reduced enrollment rates and transaction /attempt times. These results illustrate significant improvements over IrisGuard’s previous generation technology.” States the IBG report in its Results Analysis.
In response to the remarkable results Mr. Andrew Holland, Technical Manager of IrisGuard Inc. was pleased to assert that innovation has become a hallmark for IrisGuard’s biometric products, “We are extremely excited about IBG’s biometric testing results, particularly in achieving such high unprecedented accuracy honors (100% Correct Recognition Rate) never before reached within the biometric industry. It truly demonstrates our technical dexterity and excellence in camera design manufacturing and authentication ID systems, and most importantly our field experience in national deployments in government and banking verticals. Our technical engineering innovations, hardware and software designs have helped us achieve the most innovative iris imager product in the industry.” Holland comments.
About International Biometric Group (IBG)
International Biometric Group (biometricgroup.com) is a leading research, consulting and systems integration company addressing the identity management and security needs of both government and commercial clients. IBG designs, engineers and supports solutions across multiple platforms in complex, mission-critical environments. IBG is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Washington D.C., San Francisco, Toronto and London.
About IrisGuard, Inc.
Established in 2000, IrisGuard (irisguard.com) is a leading provider of customer-focused IT Banking and Homeland Security iris comprehensive solutions focused on managing human identity requirements.
The company supports its customers and system integrators in building large-scale iris solutions using custom-designed iris cameras that ensure unequaled performance, scalability and accuracy in addition to pristine next generation iris algorithms and robust, highly reliable architecture designed to meet tomorrow’s most stringent demands.
IrisGuard, Inc. operates offices in London, Geneva, Dubai, and Amman.