MENLO PARK, Calif., March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International Sarnoff's Iris on the Move® (IOM) N-Glance™ identification system is now protecting access to the Auburn University athletic facility. Auburn University, which began using the IOM system in November 2011, is the first school in the nation to use this type of biometric identification system.
"We wanted a solution to control access to secure locations, and we needed an authentication device that was easy to use and easy to integrate into our existing access control system," said Jeff Steele, Associate Athletic Director – Facilities & Operations at Auburn University. "We chose the IOM N-Glance system because it uses iris recognition, which is the most accurate biometric. It can't be swapped, stolen, or lost."
According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, iris recognition is about eight times more accurate than fingerprints with respect to false acceptance rates (FAR). SRI's IOM N-Glance provides accurate, effortless, standoff identification at points of entry where secure access is required. Users simply glance at the system from a comfortable distance without having to place their eye close to a camera. The system identifies people in less than a second and processes up to 15 people per minute. It captures iris images even if a user is wearing eyeglasses, contact lenses, or sunglasses.
"Positive identity verification is critical for campus security and safety," said Mark Clifton, vice president, Products & Services Division at SRI Sarnoff. "SRI Sarnoff's IOM N-Glance provides accurate identification and secures access while capturing iris images quickly and effortlessly."
About SRI International
Silicon Valley-based SRI International, a nonprofit research and development organization, performs sponsored R&D for governments, businesses, and foundations. SRI brings its innovations to the market- place through technology licensing, new products, and spin-off ventures. SRI is known for world-changing innovations in computing, health and pharmaceuticals, chemistry and materials, sensing, energy, education, national defense, and more.
About Auburn University
Auburn University has provided instruction, research and outreach to benefit the state and nation for more than 155 years, and is among a distinctive group of universities designated as Land, Sea, and Space Grant institutions. Auburn makes a nearly $5 billion economic contribution to the state each year, has more than 250,000 graduates and provides 140 degree programs to more than 25,000 graduate and undergraduate students.
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SOURCE SRI International