September 12, 2005-Orlando, FL, USA LG Electronics USA’s Iris Technology Division chose the first day of the ASIS (American Society For Industrial Security) Expo here to announce its new IrisAccelerator™ High Speed Iris Matching Engine ? a hardware and software-based offering the Company says will deliver unparalleled ability and speed to handle large databases such as those found in large Civil ID programs where LGE’s Iris Technology Division, a US-based global business unit, is finding increasing market traction.
“LG IrisAccelerator” said David Johnston, VP-Worldwide Marketing for the US-based LGE Iris Technology Global Business Unit, “will bring a new level of database size and search speed performance to our customers. Running on the robust IBM® e-server™ blade server, this product is designed to deliver one million matches per second per blade: so a fully-configured server with 12 blades will deliver well over 10 million matches per second.” Johnston went on to emphasize that the new product has been designed to remain consistent with LG’s commitment to open architecture. He also stated that in addition to scalability and functionality allowing for rapid deployment and flexibility on dimensions as diverse as hot-swapping to database agnosticism, IrisAccelerator also comes with a purpose built integration suite.
It’s the second major news from LG that focuses on the Company’s growing focus on iris recognition scalability. The IrisAccelerator news comes only days after LGE-ITD disclosure it had won India’s Andhra Pradesh State’s ration card distribution and management initiative in which some 80 million persons will be for iris-authenticated. Last week’s announcement stated that over six million enrollments of an envisioned 20 million Phase I enrollments had already been made at 611 enrollment stations since the program commenced in late July.
Director of Worldwide Sales and Business Development Mohammed Murad pointed out that the development of LG IrisAccelerator™ is a direct result of responding to clearly articulated customer needs. Said Murad, “Some customers could use it today. Others see it as an important element to have in their long-range solution architecture. Either way, we’ve had customer input into design and customer commitments to buy what we are building. The input from parties making purchase commitments, and other interested parties with whom we have shared particulars and sought input, gives us exceedingly high confidence that we are delivering against existing and future market needs, as well presenting relevant new offerings that will continue add impetus to overall iris recognition adoption.”
About LG Electronics, Iris Technology Division
LG Electronics, a principal component of South Korea’s LG Corp. has been active in iris recognition research, development and production since 1997. Today the US-based LG Iris Technology Division has global responsibility for all of the Company’s iris recognition activities. LG IrisAccess® is the world’s leading deployed iris recognition platform and in thousands of locations authenticating the identities of millions and millions of persons. More people look to LG IrisAccess® for iris-based authentication than to all other iris recognition products combined. To find out more, visit www.lgiris.com.