AOptix has unveiled a new iris camera aimed at the customs and immigration market. “The targeted market for this is the immigration counters within airports,” says Phil Tusa, vice president of biometrics at AOptix. “When you go through modern airports, you’ll see that the immigration counters are very nicely designed in many places, they’re consumer oriented. Even though the application for immigration control is very serious, these customers want a device that fits into those types of applications in decor and appearance.”
The InSight VM is currently available and does not replace the wall-mountable InSight SD. Tusa sees AOptix building a family of InSight readers, all based on the same iris recognition technology. There is no timeline set for the release of future products, however Tusa did mention handhelds for law enforcement applications as well as a wall-mounted system for shorter range access control applications. “All based upon the same ease-of-use principal that we’ve proven here,” Tusa concluded.