Mobile Iris Biometrics To See Battlefield Deployment

“The tablets are designed to offer encrypted, high-speed communications between troops in the field and administrators at headquarters, and will now use Iris ID’s R-100 camera and IrisAccelerator matching software to authenticate soldiers’ identities…”

Soldiers could soon be using Iris ID technology to enable secure communications from the battlefield.

Mobile Iris Biometrics To See Battlefield DeploymentThe company has announced that its iris recognition technology has been incorporated into Ultra Electronics’ military-focused product portfolio, with integrations into the latest Combat Apps Tactical System (CATS) tablets. The tablets are designed to offer encrypted, high-speed communications between troops in the field and administrators at headquarters, and will now use Iris ID’s R-100 camera and IrisAccelerator matching software to authenticate soldiers’ identities, matching their iris biometrics against databases stored at military bases.

In a statement announcing the integrations, Iris ID business development and sales VP Mohammed Murad suggested that the technology’s track record points to military applications, asserting that “Iris ID technology has been proven effective worldwide in remote locations and during extreme weather conditions for national ID and other programs.” Murad added that the “R-100 will add valuable capability to Ultra’s CATS battlefield information systems.”

While such military applications of its technology are so far unusual for Iris ID, it has seen sensitive government applications in border control and civil ID, further suggesting its suitability for military use.

 

(Originally posted on FindBiometrics)