Selection of Sagem Sécurité iris identification system by Oman and Jordan

March 18th, 2008

Sagem Sécurité (SAFRAN Group) announced today that it will supply to Oman and Jordan identification systems based on iris recognition. The systems will be used for ID checks at borders.

These systems will be deployed at more than 100 sites, mainly at border crossing stations and airports. Border police in both countries will have an extremely fast and reliable system to check the identity of people entering their territories, calling on databases with previous records of people's irises. Sagem Sécurité's system can check in virtually real time.

Sagem Sécurité is the first company to be selected in the Gulf area for the supply of identification systems based on iris recognition. It already provides automated fingerprint identification systems to other countries in this part of the world.

This major business win for Sagem Sécurité's iris recognition technology follows the IRIS * project deployed in the United Kingdom for the automated control of travellers. It further confirms Sagem Sécurité's world leading position in biometric ID solutions, as well as its expertise in multibiometric technologies and ability to provide turnkey identification solutions.

IRIS : Iris Recognition Immigration System


Sagem Sécurité is a high-technology company in the SAFRAN Group. Among the leading European security systems companies, it is present in four main areas: biometric systems, where it is the worldwide leader in fingerprint-based biometrics; secure terminals for access control, payments and gaming; road safety equipment and smart cards.
Its products and integrated systems are used worldwide, helping to ensure transport safety, data and personal security and governmental defense capabilities at the highest level. Through the SAFRAN Group, Sagem Sécurité is present on all continents.
For further information:,

Sagem Sécurité
Nathalie Jullien
Phone: +33 (0)1 58 11 89 62
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