CAMPBELL, Calif.--(www.aoptix.com), a technology innovation company that applies optics to transform identity verification and wireless communications, today announced results from the first twelve months of deployment of its identity verification systems in the State of Qatar. Itqan Technologies, a subsidiary of Itqan Holding, which provides comprehensive Information Technology solutions and services to the enterprise and government markets in Qatar, was the lead integration partner on the project.)--AOptix (
“Our country is very serious about security. The AOptix iris recognition systems enable us to provide security for travelers while still ensuring a smooth flow of passengers through our country’s air, sea and land borders”
Since July, 2011 over 80 AOptix iris-based identity verification systems have been deployed at all immigration points in Qatar including Doha Airport, sea ports, and the land border with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The AOptix systems are now providing identity verification for millions of travelers a year, dramatically speeding the process of moving through the immigration checkpoints. On average, it takes only 4 seconds for travelers to pass through the AOptix identity verification systems. At the same time, the systems are highly effective in preventing non-authorized travelers from entering or exiting the country, ensuring the highest levels of security for passengers.
Qatar was the first country to establish comprehensive entry/exit iris-based identity verification for all people moving through its immigration checkpoints. “Our country is very serious about security. The AOptix iris recognition systems enable us to provide security for travelers while still ensuring a smooth flow of passengers through our country’s air, sea and land borders,” said Brigadier Saleh Al Kubaisi, head of the Information Technology Systems department of the Qatar Ministry of the Interior which is responsible for the development and implementation of the latest technologies and security systems. “We are pleased with the performance of the systems and anticipate expanding the deployment.”
“We are committed to supporting the Qatar national vision of using information technology and communications to achieve many goals benefiting the people of Qatar,” said Muath Khatatbeh, CEO of Itqan Holdings. “We are pleased to have played a key role in the integration and deployment of the AOptix identity verification systems.”
“Our mission at AOptix is to help keep people safe and connected,” said Dean Senner, Chairman and CEO of AOptix. “The deployment of AOptix systems in Qatar is a perfect example of how our leading edge technology maintains security while enabling the free flow of travel and commerce in and out of the country.”
AOptix Technologies Inc. is helping the world stay safe and connected with its identity verification and wireless communications solutions. Through the combination of iris recognition and other biometrics techniques, the company’s identity solutions deliver fast, easy and accurate identification and verification for a wide range of applications including automated boarding and immigration at airports and international borders. Its communications solutions deliver reliable, long-range, ultra-high bandwidth wireless communications to alleviate mobile backhaul congestion and other network chokepoints. Its solutions are derived from the company’s patented optical technologies originally developed for scientific research and further developed with DARPA for advanced defense applications. AOptix is a privately held company based in Campbell, Calif., with sales offices in Washington D.C. as well as Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. http://www.aoptix.com