NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Hoyos Corporation (Hoyos), an intellectual property holding company and advanced R&D laboratory, today announced their partnership with Herta Security, an international consumer-oriented security solutions company. The partnership will implement iris scanning technology in airports to solve current airline security issues and create the most secure process from check-in to boarding.
Hoyos and Herta are creating a pilot program to run in Barajas Airport in Madrid, Spain, the country's largest airport and the world's eleventh busiest airport. The pilot program is expected to roll out in early 2011 and uses Hoyos' biometrics technology to increase airline security and improve the passenger boarding process.
The implementation of Hoyos' products will facilitate passenger processing, while protecting the safety of travelers and reducing the risk for operators and governments.
"To date, the passenger check-in process has not been user friendly; not only is it time consuming, as it lacks the ability to process a high volume of people in a short amount of time, it is also not a foolproof way to identify passengers," said Javier Rodriguez-Saeta, Chief Executive Officer of Herta Security. "Biometrics technology is the most accurate system to identify people within a large database as well as a cost-effective way to process massive amounts of travelers. Hoyos is the leader in iris security industry, and we are excited to partner with them to roll out this new level of non-invasive security to one of the world's largest airports."
"Global air passenger volume is expected to double by 2015, which reinforces the need for improved airline security technology," said Jeff Carter, Chief Development Officer of Hoyos Corporation. "As the need for this level of security grows, in airports and other sectors, we will continue to pursue partners, such as Herta, who can help us with enterprise solutions that can service entire industries – airlines are just the beginning."
Hoyos has revolutionized the access control and identity management industry by delivering next-generation iris based systems to companies in the financial services and government sectors. They anticipate expansion into the consumer sector in 2011. The Company has developed a portfolio of hardware and software services and business methods that utilize iris biometric technologies to help governments and businesses around the world overcome the everyday challenges of identity management. Hoyos' current portfolio of proven products includes the HBOX®, HBOX®-V, HCAM®, EyeSwipe®, and EyeSwipe-Mini®.
About Herta Security
Herta Security is a spin-off of the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), created by PhDs with wide experience in the field of biometric technologies and security. Herta Security offers innovative, final customer-oriented solutions. Products are supported by a great technical team which, with over 10 years of industry experience, continuously works on the research for new solutions. Herta Security provides software and hardware for the integration of biometrics for security applications like access control, video surveillance, and border control. The company is focused on face, iris, speaker, and multimodal recognition.
About Hoyos Corporation
Hoyos Corporation is a global company with shareholders from across the world. It was incorporated in San Juan, Puerto Rico in November of 2005 as an intellectual property holding company with a world class R&D operation. Today, Hoyos is revolutionizing the access control and identity management industry. The global reliance upon electronic data and transactions has created an increasing need to secure identity and control access to physical locations, electronic networks and the devices that connect to them in order to combat the very costly threats of identity theft and financial fraud. Hoyos delivers a vastly different operating model where privacy, convenience and security are synonymous.
SOURCE Hoyos Corporation