IDentity-1 Iris Enrollment Scanner
What is Iris recognition and How it Differs from Iris Enrollment?
Iris Recognition is an automated method of biometric identification that uses mathematical pattern-recognition techniques on video images of one or both of the irises of an individual's eyes, whose complex patterns are unique, stable, and can be seen from some distance. But before a system can recognize your Iris pattern your IRIS ENROLLMENT needs to be done. Retinal scanning is a different, ocular-based biometric technology that uses the unique patterns on a person's retina blood vessels and is often confused with iris recognition. Videology has the leading IRIS RECOGNITION ENROLLMENT system on the market that can work with almost any Iris recognition system on the market.
Iris recognition uses video camera technology sometimes with subtle near infrared illumination which Videology can provide to acquire images of the detail-rich, intricate structures of the iris which are visible externally. In Iris recognition Digital templates encoded from these patterns by mathematical and statistical algorithms allow the identification of an individual or someone pretending to be that individual. After Iris Enrollment Databases of enrolled templates are searched by matcher engines at speeds measured in the millions of templates per second per (single-core) CPU, and with remarkably low false match rates. One of the top IRIS ENROLLEMENT products is Videology's iris scanner- IDentity-1. Videology’s Iris Enroller is a 5 Megapixel USB 3.0 iris acquisition solution, which delivers ISO/IEC 19794-6 iris compliant images to the host PC for iris enrollment and matching.
Leading reports show that the global iris recognition and iris enrollment in the access control market is projected to grow at a high rate during the period 2020-2026. Other reports says that iris biometrics and iris enrollment provide anonymity and security at U.S. Private Vaults., and in environments such as airports, border control, and patient identification in healthcare, where identification accuracy and security are paramount, iris recognition and iris enrollment technology is proven to be the best suited technology. Iris recognition and iris enrollment biometric technology will continue to rapidly expand around the world, supplanting and complementing more traditional systems such as a fingerprint, thermal and facial recognition which Videology has worked with OEM solutions for as well.
Hundreds of millions people in many countries around the world have already had been enrolled in recognition and iris enrollment systems for convenience purposes, such as passport-free automated border-crossings and some national ID programs. A key advantage of iris recognition and iris enrollment, besides its speed of matching and its extreme resistance to false matches(including between twins), is the stability of the iris as an internal and protected, yet externally visible organ of the eye.
Visible wavelength iris image
Visible light reveals rich pigmentation details of an Iris by exciting melanin, the main coloring component in the iris
Near infrared (NIR) version
Pigmentation of the iris is invisible at longer wavelengths in the NIR spectrum
NIR imaging extracts structure
Even "dark brown" eyes reveal rich iris texture in the NIR band, and most corneal specular reflections can be blocked
How The IRIS ENROLLMENT Process Works and Best Practices
First the Iris Enrollment system has to localize the inner and outer boundaries of the iris (pupil and limbus) in an image of an eye. Further subroutines in the iris Enrollment detect and exclude eyelids, eyelashes, and specular reflections that often occlude parts of the iris. The set of pixels from the Iris Enrollment containing only the iris, normalized by a rubber-sheet model to compensate for pupil dilation or constriction, is then analyzed to extract a bit pattern encoding the information needed to compare two iris images.
For identification (one-to-many template matching) or verification (one-to-one template matching), a template created by imaging an iris is compared to stored template(s) made from the Iris Enrollment in a database. These Iris Enrollment templates must be brought into the system with an Iris Enrollment Scanner such as Videology’s IDentity-1 Iris Scanner
Iris Identification Cameras take black and white photos of the iris (the colored ring around the pupil) of people’s eyes from 12-14 inches away with no direct contact required. The identification process and iris Enrollment process can be done in about 2 seconds.
For best Iris Enrollment: Avoid distractions to the user so that they concentrate on providing the best images of their eyes during enrollment. It will only take a few seconds of their time, but people should look straight ahead with eyes wide open at the camera. Distance from the iris camera is about 12-14 inches away.
The Iris enrollment process is the most important so that performance in the future is always successful. A very good iris enrollment the first time, will last a life time. Having the user seated is best for iris enrollment (less height variance and less user movement). You may want to demonstrate by using the camera/reader yourself so that the new individual sees how it works. The iris Enrollment cameras are very similar to video camcorders. A good enrollment will provide the person the best possible experience in using the system. It is better to spend a little extra time performing a good quality enrollment which will result in solid performance in the field. If the best possible image is captured, (90-100 on the quality meter) future recognitions at the reader will be faster for everyone.
During enrollment, have the user remove glasses and contacts if possible. Glasses during enrollment may have dirt or cause light or specular reflections that may reduce the detail provided to the iris camera during enrollment. Clear contacts do not usually pose any problems during enrollment and recognition. However, some patterned, cosmetic or novelty contact lenses will pose a problem during iris enrollment and verification. Some of these patterned lenses have lines or opaque areas that cover the detail of the iris. After a good iris enrollment, people may resume wearing their glasses and or contacts.
Videology's iris scanner IDentity-1 is a 5 Megapixel USB 3.0 iris acquisition solution, which delivers ISO/IEC 19794-6 iris compliant images to the host PC for iris enrollment and matching.
IDentity-1 offers the flexibility of a UVC based API for the host PC application to communicate with the iris scanner.
IDentity-1 can be integrated with any biometric software for iris enrollment and matching. Furthermore, the iris camera module itself can be easily integrated as an OEM component into a larger identity authentication system.
IDentity-1 is designed and manufactured in the USA at our Greenville, RI facility. Our range of image acquisition products serves several market segments in Government Security, Medical Equipment, Banking, Industrial and Photo ID.
OEMs are especially welcomed to discuss our ongoing product development for their own integration. PCB assemblies are prepped for early sampling.
VIDEOLOGY IMAGING SOLUTIONS is an OEM manufacturer of industrial-grade video cameras and related devices, systems and software. Our cameras are used in a broad spectrum of applications including surveillance, gaming, law enforcement, life sciences, aerospace, machine vision, biometrics and diagnostic imaging.
Videology specializes in meeting the custom requirements of OEMs and large-scale integrators. We are continuously developing new products, from conventional analog CCD & CMOS cameras to USB & Internet Protocol (IP) systems.
Our products are integrated by OEM customers into systems across North America and Europe. Videology is ISO 9001 registered and has manufactured cost-effective imaging equipment at our United States facility since 1991.