emaratech and SRI to Expand Use of Biometrics in the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Oman

May 14, 2014, 09:00 ET from SRI International

MENLO PARK, Calif., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International has entered into an exclusive reseller agreement with emaratech, the leading information technology solutions provider and management consulting company for commercial and government entities throughout the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Jordan. The reseller agreement is non-exclusive in Oman. As a result of this strategic relationship, SRI's next-generation Iris on the Move® (IOM) biometric product line is now available for airport security, border patrol and a broad range of related security applications in the regions. 

"Evolving and increasingly complex security challenges require cutting edge technologies that can be installed and deployed in diverse indoor and outdoor environments," said Thani Alzaffin, director general and board member, emaratech. "SRI's proven biometric products operate at the leading edge, and for that reason our strategic partners will benefit from this new teaming relationship."

SRI's award-winning IOM biometric systems combine the unprecedented accuracy of iris recognition with quick, convenient solutions for secure access control and identity authentication. Unlike other biometric readers that require users to stop or to position their eyes close to a camera, IOM products allow people to simply glance and go.

"emaratech has rapidly and effectively deployed biometric systems for demanding, high-traffic security environments in the UAE," said Mark Clifton, vice president, Products and Services Division at SRI International. "Aligning SRI's cutting-edge iris recognition products with emaratech's experience installing and supporting biometric solutions will allow organizations to dramatically enhance their security posture."

SRI's end-to-end IOM biometric product line rapidly performs highly accurate identity authentication effortlessly at a distance and on the move in all lighting conditions. IOM products are optimally suited for airports, border patrol and similar security applications, and include systems for indoor and outdoor operation.

About emaratech
emaratech (emarat technology solutions), owned by the Investment Corporation of Dubai, is a technology and management consulting company that provides high-end market strategies, outsourced technology and advanced business information technology solutions for both private and public sectors. Services include system integration, applications development, business analysis and consulting, infrastructure hosting, process re-engineering, business process, consultancy, quality management, call centers, quality assurance and managed services.

emaratech delivers key organizational and business intelligence services to enable governments and institutional organizations to operate efficiently and effectively, also to minimize bureaucracy, streamline costs and increase revenues through effective business solutions. emaratech is renowned for its business domain knowledge in the areas of border access & control (electronic gates at UAE, Oman and Jordan International Airports) payment technologies (noqodi), government electronic services, security services, ERP implementation and real estate technology solutions.

About SRI International
SRI International is a nonprofit research and innovation center headquartered in Silicon Valley. Government and business clients worldwide come to SRI for pioneering solutions in biomedical sciences and health, chemistry and materials, computing, education, economic development, energy, security and defense, robotics, sensing, and more. We provide research, laboratory and advisory services, technology development and licenses, deployable systems, products, and venture opportunities. Our innovations have created new industries and marketplace value, and lasting benefits to society. Visit SRI's website and Timeline of Innovation to learn more.

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