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Iris Scans: Security Technology In Action

Iris-based security scans are the stuff of sci-fi movies, but NIST research shows how the technology can now be used in the real world to reliably identify individuals.
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A traveler uses a check-in system, developed for NEXUS, a joint American-Canadian program designed to expedite border passage by frequent travelers. The traveler begins by entering traveler information on a kiosk before using an iris scanner located to the right of the kiosk.

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9/3/2013 | 5:27:27 PM
re: Iris Scans: Security Technology In Action
The Canadian Border Services Agency and DHS deserve credit for putting iris recognition systems to the test in the field and sharing the data on how reliable the systems are.
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