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Blink Identity's High Throughput Identity Solution Showcased at DHS Biometric Technology Rally
Blink Identity, an Austin,Texas based startup developing on-the-move facial and iris recognition technology, presented recently at the 2018 Biometric Technology Rally, sponsored by the US Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Dept.
According to the announcement, Blink Identity's solution (code-named Plata for the test) outperformed other systems with a total transaction time of less than 4 seconds. Transaction time includes the time required for a subject to walk through the system, as well as the time to acquire/process the image. Blink Identity's solution acquires and processes an image in approximately 250 milliseconds.
Additionally, Blink Identity's iris solution had a significantly lower failure to acquire (FTA) rate than other systems, even though Blink Identity's iris solution was in-motion, and the other systems were static. Acquiring irises in-motion is particularly challenging because the region of interest is so small and the requirements for resolution are very high.
"We were very pleased to be invited to participate in the NIST biometric rally, especially as such a young company" said Mary Haskett, CEO of Blink Identity. "The feedback we gained from the NIST tests was invaluable in refining our product, and we have already made substantial gains in performance since this test was conducted."
The 2018 rally was done at the Maryland Test Facility, a controlled environment for laboratory evaluation and operational scenario-based testing of various biometric entry and exit concepts of operation under simulated airport conditions.
About Blink Identity:
Blink Identity's revolutionary identity in motion technology identifies people as they walk past a sensor at full walking speed, enabling frictionless identification to provide increased public safety and personalized customer experiences. The founding team has spent the last decade building and deploying large scale biometric identification systems in the Middle East for the Department of Defense and are bringing their expertise to the commercial market to provide security, access control and VIP customer experiences. www.blinkidentity.com