In the past year, iris leader AOptix processed more than 5 million passengers through aviation security and immigration environments. The company expects to scale to 50 million per year in the next 18 months.
It is changing the way people travel, the way airports manage their footprints and the way immigration authorities manage biometrics at the border, says Joey Pritikin, director of product marketing at AOptix.
It is letting people start enjoying the travel process again because they are spending less time waiting in line, he adds. In one of the company’s new deployments, a 49-minute immigration process is reduced to 22 seconds for all travelers.
AOptix is also launching smart mobile identity putting iris biometrics into smart phones and mobile devices. Pritikin says they are committed to multi-modality and will be bringing fingerprint, face, voice all converged on one platform.
The mobile solution will bring yet unseen iris image quality to the smart phone platform. Because of the company’s focus on optics and imaging, the product will work in bright sunlight, where other iris platforms have failed. This is crucial, explains Pritikin, because most mobile use cases occur in bright sunlight.