The word “scalability” is often used by manufacturers when they mention their products. But what does scalability really mean as it relates to the use of biometrics in security, national identity programs or time and attendance?

Scalability refers to the ability of a product or system to keep up with an organization’s growth or other changing needs. Users also want to know today’s solutions investments will integrate with continuously updated technology.

Iris recognition systems from Iris ID are ideal for large scale applications requiring accurate identity authentication. During the enrollment process, our IrisAccess™ systems’ algorithms create small and encrypted digital templates of each person’s irises. These 512-byte templates can’t be reengineered or reconstituted to produce a visual image. Yet, their size lets thousands – even millions or more – to be stored without any loss of accuracy.

That enables a system to grow as needed. A good example is India’s national ID program that has more than one billion registered citizens. Iris ID is a vital participant and helped India’s Unique Identification Authority (UIDAI) start the countrywide program in 2010.

And all of our wall-mounted and handheld readers integrate with Iris ID software to enable users to create systems that best meet their needs. As technology evolves, our installed readers will continue to integrate with our upgraded systems. That means users can migrate to the latest technology on their own timetable without the challenges of re-enrolling subjects. This is truly a scalable solution, creating identities for a lifetime.

Check out our website page for more information on the scalability of Iris ID systems, as well as their accuracy, stability, speed and non-invasive use.

(Mohammed Murad is vice president, global sales and business development, Iris ID.)