Hoyos to Unveil Iris-Scanning Technology for Airport Security Screenings

Hoyos Corporation will partner with Herta Security to implement iris-scanning technology in airports to deal with airline security issues and create a more-secure process from check-in to boarding.

Hoyos and Herta are creating a pilot program to run in Barajas Airport in Madrid, Spain, which is the country’s largest airport and the world’s eleventh-busiest airport. The pilot program is expected to roll out in early 2011 and uses Hoyos’ biometrics technology to increase airline security and improve the passenger boarding process.

The implementation of Hoyos’ products will facilitate passenger processing, while protecting travelers’ safety and reducing the risk for operators and governments.

“To date, the passenger check-in process has not been user-friendly. Not only is it time consuming – as it lacks the ability to process a high volume of people in a short amount of time – it is also not a foolproof way to identify passengers,” said Javier Rodríguez-Saeta, CEO of Herta Security. “Biometrics technology is the most accurate system to identify people within a large database as well as a cost-effective way to process massive amounts of travelers. Hoyos is the leader in iris security industry, and we are excited to partner with them to roll out this new level of non-invasive security to one of the world’s largest airports.”

“Global air passenger volume is expected to double by 2015, which reinforces the need for improved airline security technology,” said Jeff Carter, chief development officer of Hoyos Corporation. “As the need for this level of security grows, in airports and other sectors, we will continue to pursue partners, such as Herta, who can help us with enterprise solutions that can service entire industries – airlines are just the beginning.”

Hoyos has revolutionized the access control and identity management industry by delivering next-generation, iris-based systems to companies in the financial services and government sectors. They anticipate expansion into the consumer sector in 2011. The company has developed a portfolio of hardware and software services and business methods that utilize iris biometric technologies to help governments and businesses around the world overcome the everyday challenges of identity management.


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