Encyclopedia of Biometrics

2009 Edition
| Editors: Stan Z. Li, Anil Jain

Iris Image Data Interchange Formats, Standardization

  • James L. Cambier
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-73003-5_238



Iris recognition is a biometric technology that uses the unique, stable, and repeatable texture patterns observed within the iris of the human eye, the colored annular ring that surrounds the pupil. Iris recognition systems typically consist of specialized cameras and software that processes images of the eye to extract and encode iris features in a template, and match the presented iris templates to those in a database to identify the individual. Applications include controlled access to buildings, border security, trusted traveler programs, and authentication of emergency aid, entitlement, and citizen benefit recipients. Iris image interchange standards have been developed to facilitate the exchange of iris image data among diverse cameras, processing algorithms, and biometric databases. Existing standards include ANSI INCITS 379 Iris Image Interchange Format and ISO/IEC 19794-6 Information...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • James L. Cambier
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  1. 1.Crossmatch TechnologiesRCA BlvdUSA