IrisGuard, Inc. is a UK privatelyheld, electronic payment solutions company and the leading supplier of end-to-end iris recognition biometric technology for large-scale human identity deployments. IrisGuard is an established and recognized solutions provider for the United Nations Agencies such as the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the World Food Programme (WFP) and many National government and Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) around the world, in addition to numerous retail banks across the Middle East. IrisGuard’s commercial success is due to its unique status as a provider of complete, turn-key iris recognition solutions, including, pristine iris imagers, back-end servers, financial applications, web services and APIs. The unique characteristics of the human iris are the most accurate, fast and secure biometric personal identification identifier available today. IrisGuard operates globally from its headquarters in Milton Keynes and serves its prestigious clients to achieve sustained success, no matter where they are located worldwide from across the Middle East to Europe, Americas, Africa and Asia. IrisGuard serves the MENA business markets from its regional office in Amman.
Retail Banks in Jordan and in the region were the first to deploy IrisGuard’s flagship EyeBank® solution. The customer-oriented iris biometric authentication solution is operational at Customer Service desks, Teller positions and on unattended ATM’s on the street. Currently, retail bank customers enjoy enhanced VIP services at all bank channels and banks have executed millions of foolproof EyeBank® identity transactions in the process. Within the banking services industry, iris recognition is recognized as the most advanced and secure authentication technology which provides fast and reliable identity services while reducing fraud massively and increasing efficiency by eliminating the need for the traditional ubiquitous User ID, ATM cards, pins and passwords.
The UNHCR has successfully and effortlessly enrolled over 2.3 million vulnerable Syrian refugees displaced throughout the neighboring countries using IrisGuard’s technology. The humanitarian EyeBank® project is the world’s largest iris deployment intended to provide financial inclusion services to Syrian refugees. The EyeBank® iris database is used in conjunction with a variety of refugee EyeCloud® services such as financial inclusion, social assistance, Food distribution ...etc. by the aid agencies and its affiliated non-governmental organizations (NGO) throughout the MENA region.
Refugees are currently able to walk up to an IrisGuard enabled EyeCash® ATM on the street, present uniquely their eye and effortlessly withdraw their allocated cash subsidiesinstantaneously. The EyeCash® novel solution was selected based on the request from the aid agency in-order to provide a dignified, fast, simple and rigorous method of cash-assistance delivery to financially include refugees.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has deployed IrisGuard’s innovative EyePay® payment terminals in supermarkets so that Syrian refugees can redeem their monthly food assistance instead of using a prepaid electronic card at the checkout counters. The EyePay® solution is the preferred food assistance delivery method for refugees, securely making grocery purchases easier. WFP’s innovative system relies on the UNHCR EyeBank® biometric refugee registration data to seamlessly identify refugees thought the EyeCloud® services at retail store checkout counters. The proven
EyePay® platform integrates natively via the EyeCloud® with regular retail banking systems from acquiring, issuing and processing banks with payment service providers and core banking software platforms, as well as complex UN agencies registration and administrative systems.