Emaratech unveils new biometric border control solution

Eyen system can simultaneously scan eyes and documents, cutting acquisition times to under two seconds

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Emaratech unveils new biometric border control solution Emaratech's eyen solution allows simultaneous scanning of eyes and documents.
By  Mark Sutton Published  March 11, 2015

Emaratech has announced the launch of a new combined biometric and document scanning technology, which will significantly speed up identification processes at border control.

The ‘eyen' iris recognition system, which was engineered by emaratech, performs simultaneous document and iris scans to verify a traveller's identity, with an average acquisition speed of up to two seconds. Eyen, means guard, sight, noble and people of the region in Arabic.

The solution will be integrated in the new intelligent travel gate that will be launched soon, the company said.

"The new gate using ‘eyen' technology will enhance passengers' experience with minimal amount of changes in habit norms", said Thani Alzaffin, director general and board member of emaratech.

"The system also maintains highest level of security using the latest iris recognition technology. At emaratech, we focus first on people and then on process. We study behaviours, review existing processes, analyse the operational and technical challenges, in order to deploy business solutions that enhance the overall experience by process re-engineering.

"We have been developing solutions with our strategic partners to enable the UAE play a leading role in shaping the future of the industry and enrich travel experiences. We are very proud of the many achievements realized so far with the eGates and the smart gates implemented at all airports in the country and in the region," he added.

Eyen was announced at the Future of Borders International Conference which was held in Dubai and organised by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA-Dubai).

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