With iris recognition a clear technology of choice for population ID de-duplication efforts in large-scale projects – such as the Indian Unique Identification project* – IriTech claims to have made significant advancements in both the operational speed and accuracy of its iris recognition technology.
The company said that the matching throughput of its algorithms were increased up to 160 times compared to the system it submitted for the NIST IREX test. Meanwhile, this speed increase was accompanied by a 90% FNMR improvement on the open-to-the-public BATH test set.
Dr. Kim, president and CEO of IriTech, commented: "Iris biometric identification is the most powerful tool available to aid positive identification and offers great value to the national ID systems being constructed around the world. Our advancements will deliver the most accurate identification results at the lowest operational costs, making national ID solutions simultaneously effective and affordable. De-duplication efforts in large populations will especially benefit from these advancements in speed and accuracy."
* The deadline ends today for the Unique Identification Authority of India’s (UIDAI) invite for Expressions of Interest (EoIs) for implementing biometric solutions that will be used in the de-duplification and biometric verification of 200 million records.
Under the Government’s Unique Identification project, the identification numbers will be assigned based on the unique biometrics of an individual. Accordingly, it is proposed to capture fingerprint and iris-related biometrics of each resident for the purpose of identification and verification.
The biometric solutions provider will be expected not only to design, develop and install a multi-modal solution, but also assist UIDAI in performance benchmarking of biometric solutions and in monitoring the data quality associated with enrolment.
The EoI is a precursor to the invitation of a Request for Proposal (RFP).