SINGULAR PRECISION TECHNOLOGY FOR UBIQUITOUS PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION
In TECH5 multi-biometric solutions, Iris Recognition plays a key role as it represents of the strongest identification technologies that have been developed to date.
What are the reasons that make Iris such an ideal human identifier?
The Iris is the colored part of the eye that expands and contracts to allow more or less light in. This muscle is very rich in texture offering high information content. Iris Recognition is based on the concept of using features extracted from this texture rich area as a highly discriminative identifier. It works by photographing your eye and converting the information-rich pattern of the Iris into a digital representation that is to unique to each individual.
Key benefit of Iris Recognition as a biometric is that the probability of wrongly identifying someone is extremely low.
The iris is an integral part of the eye, it is visible but protected by the overlying cornea, and one of the most unique structures of the human body. Iris is also a permanent biometric because its pattern remains stable throughout life and is formed even before an individual is born. The iris is also a well-protected organ leaving less room of intentional or unintentional damage or alteration. Furthermore, the verification process is real-time and there is a genetic independence, meaning that no two eyes are the same!!!
KEY FEATURES OF THE USE OF THE IRIS FOR USE IN PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION:
Externally viewable and acquisition does not require contact
Not genetically dependent (no two eyes are the same) even twins!!
THAT RESULTS IN A HIGHLY ACCURATE AND UNOBTRUSIVE MEANS OF IDENTIFICATION
Extremely Low False Accept Rates (probabilities to wrongly identify or not identify a person)
Non-contact biometric; no need to touch a scanner
Requires very little time to get familiar with its photo capture process
The feature vectors have very high dimensions and easy to compare making it the fastest matching modality
Iris Recognition has become increasingly popular over the last decade thanks to some very large country implementations adopting the technology such as the India Aadhaar program and Indonesia National ID, a signification cost reduction in devices used to take a picture of the Iris, as well as these devices becoming ‘smarter’ and less prone to environmental conditions.
Further benefit is the relatively low cost of implementation, thanks to the minimum hardware infrastructure required for performing matching of Irises in large databases as compared to other technologies
TECH5 IRIS RECOGNITION DRIVES THE FOLLOWING USE CASES:
Pinpoint recognition capability in very large national database without significant loss of speed or accuracy using small hardware foot print. Iris along with fingerprint and face makes such programs inclusive as fingerprint quality is based on demographics and faces change over time.
Identification of subjects in mobile uses cases, deduplication during booking process and jail management.
Building voter database with unique identities and fast identification on Election day without slowing down voter traffic to eliminate voter fraud and promote fair elections.
REFUGEE MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL INCLUSION
Effective management of electronic identities for beneficiaries and the under-documented populations.
PERSONAL ID AND FINANCIAL SERVICES
Strong verification and identification with a biometric identifier that is extremely hard to spoof. Thanks to proliferation of cheaper iris authentication scanners and cell phones with iris scanners, iris recognition is covering the last mile.
Access with the blink of an eye: non-invasive ID Verification for physical and logical access to highly secured premises and data assets.
MODERN DEVELOPMENT APPROACH BASED ON EMPIRICAL DATA
The TECH5 Iris algorithm has been developed in-house by our research teams with several man year experience from the ground up and represents a significant step forward in comparison with previous research.
Our research and engineering effort are driven by our experience and involvement with very large-scale biometric identification systems that include Iris matching.
We have paid careful attention towards scalability, integration ease and performance that reduces total cost of ownership without having to sacrifice accuracy.
We also had the opportunity to tune the algorithms further based on quality of iris images taken from a large variety of iris scanners, as well variation between iris images from different populations present in large scale databases. Taking this empirical data as input and using his findings to build and optimize the key functions of Iris segmentation, feature extraction and matching, our research team has designed a world-class algorithm that now successfully competes with top algorithms as tested by NIST.
TECH5 will keep investing into iris recognition research including modern methodologies of Artificial Intelligence and machine learning to keep our algorithms in top tier.
The result is 100% original technology packaged in the TECH5 Iris SDK with the following key benefits:
Seamlessly accommodates and matches iris images from a variety of capture sources, and from different population traits.
Very high-speed algorithm thanks to multi-threaded template creation and multi-threaded matcher design doing tens of millions of matches per second per core.
EASE OF INTEGRATION
The TECH5 SDK can be easily integrated into any large-scale identity management system.
The SDK handles most standard images and is also configurable to accommodate specific iris variations.
MINIMUM HARDWARE FOOTPRINT
Thanks to its optimized design, low hardware and memory footprint required even very large implementations.
Support for multiple operating systems such as Windows and Linux.