IrisGuard, a Jordan-based developer of iris recognition systems, has landed a contract for supplying the Jordanian government technology for capturing iris data of each visitor to the country, according to a Bloomberg article.
Such projects are not new to IrisGuard as in 2002 they implemented a similar system in the United Arab Emirates to track foreigners traveling to the country.
Other markets that have tapped IrisGuard include the Rhode Island’s Corrections Department, which implemented the system in the wake of a prisoner escape due to the prisoner impersonating another one due for release.
IrisGuard also is eying the financial industry where banks such as Amman Bank have already deployed iris-recognition technology to its branches in Palestine and Jordan as a way for customers to authenticate their identities for transactions.
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