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Is eye scan technology the future of airport security?

Posted By admin On August 27, 2012 @ 2:19 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Hugo Martin
LA Times [1]
August 27, 2012

Will the airport of the future be able to verify the identity of passengers with a quick eye scan?

Aoptix Technologies Inc., a Campbell-based high-tech company, has developed iris scan technology the company hopes can be used by the Transportation Security Administration [2] to verify passenger identification in a matter of seconds.

To market, sell and develop such technology, Aoptix announced last week it had acquired $42 million in additional funding from investors, bringing the total amount it has raised to $123 million since it launched in 2000.

Aoptix’s scanning technology is already used to identify passengers coming in and out of the international departure lounge at London’s Gatwick Airport and for border control in Qatar. It has not been used in the U.S., said Aoptix spokeswoman Amanda North.

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[1] LA Times: http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-eye-scan-technology-20120824,0,4993492.story

[2] Transportation Security Administration: http://www.latimes.com/topic/crime-law-justice/laws/law-enforcement/transportation-security-administration-ORGOV000000157.topic

[3] Homeland Security to scan fingerprints of travellers exiting the US: http://www.prisonplanet.com/homeland-security-to-scan-fingerprints-of-travellers-exiting-the-us.html

[4] Docs Reveal TSA Plan To Body-Scan Pedestrians, Train Passengers: http://www.prisonplanet.com/docs-reveal-tsa-plan-to-body-scan-pedestrians-train-passengers.html

[5] New airport security devices “see” through clothing: http://www.prisonplanet.com/new-airport-security-devices-see-through-clothing.html

[6] If You Want To Board An Airplane In America You Now Have Two Options: Let Airport Security Gawk At Your Exposed Body Or Let Airport Security Feel You Up: http://www.prisonplanet.com/if-you-want-to-board-an-airplane-in-america-you-now-have-two-options-let-airport-security-gawk-at-your-exposed-body-or-let-airport-security-feel-you-up.html

[7] DHS To X-Ray Scan Americans At Border Checkpoints: http://www.prisonplanet.com/dhs-to-x-ray-scan-americans-at-border-checkpoints.html

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