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Dubai Airport deploys Identity Verification Solution from AOptix

AOptix automated iris and face recognition systems are to be installed at 100 immigration smart counters and Smart Gates at Dubai International Airport’s Terminal 3, the world’s largest airport terminal. The systems are being integrated and deployed by Emaratech, a major regional systems integrator for government, border control, aviation security and electronic identification systems.

Manned planes beating drones as the more capable tool in war on drugs

In the never-ending war on drugs, U.S. Navy planes are showing that technology does not necessarily mean improvement, as manned planes are outmaneuvering unmanned drones in catching cocaine smugglers traveling by sea; in 2011 the manned planes caught an average of $30 million of cocaine per day, and during the last five years they have detected more than 853,000 pounds of cocaine

Border Patrol kiosk detects liars trying to enter U.S.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is using border crossing stations in Arizona to test new technology to detect liars as they attempt to enter the country; travelers are subjected to a 5-minute interview with the kiosk, while microphones monitor vocal pitch frequency and quality, an infrared camera monitors eye movement and pupil dilation, and a high definition camera monitors facial expression.

Argentina strengthens migratory control

Since April, about five million travelers have been registered by the country’s biometric ID system, which will be implemented nationwide by the end of the year.

HGH Infrared Systems and SRI International Sarnoff to Demonstrate Mobile Situational Awareness Solution at ASIS International

SRI International Sarnoff and HGH Infrared Systems will launch a new mobile situational awareness solution in booth 120 at the ASIS International tradeshow for the security industry on Sept. 10 – 13, in Philadelphia, Pa.

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