MENLO PARK, Calif., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International Sarnoff's Iris on the Move® (IOM) N-Glance identification system is now protecting access to EGL USA's New York laboratory by confirming the identity of authorized employees as they enter. EGL USA, the industry leader in gemological science and service, is the first gemological laboratory to use this type of identification system for security purposes.
"Security is a critical part of our business," said Mitch Jakubovic, director of EGL USA. "The N-Glance system enables us to control access to our lab in a reliable and practical way. We plan to implement the system at other EGL USA lab locations."
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 system requires minimal user training and is unobtrusive and safe to the human eye. 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 12 people per minute. It captures iris images even if a user is wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses.
"Positive identity verification is a critical need for high-security facilities," said Mark Clifton, vice president, Products & Services Division at SRI Sarnoff. "SRI's IOM N-Glance provides positive identity management and secure access by 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 EGL USA
For more than three decades, EGL USA has provided superior science and service cutting-edge research, state-of-the-art testing, client and consumer education, and comprehensive gem identification and evaluation reports. As part of its commitment to superior customer service, EGL USA offers a wide variety of report styles and options for diamonds, colored diamonds, colored stones, pearls, and mounted jewelry. EGL USA also offers appraisal services, via its affiliate Universal Gemological Services (UGS).
SOURCE SRI International