Here’s some cool futuristic stuff, BlackBerry 7 smartphones are now compatible with a product called iCAM7000 which looks like something you would use to protect access to a nuclear launch facility. The iCAM700 is part of the IrisAccess platform and from what we can tell is a biometric access system for highly secure facilities. It looks like the typical iCAM7000 requires a few pieces of biometric identity and the BlackBerry smartphone will be another means of identifying the person entering the facility. Cool stuff.
According to the press release: “Using a NFC-enabled BlackBerry smartphone, the iris templates of a user are securely stored to an iCLASS digital credential on the phone. That credential can then be presented for authentication by simply holding the NFC-enabled BlackBerry smartphone in front of an iCAM7000 series iris camera, just like users do today with a physical iCLASS smart card.”
To see a demo of this, you can check it out at the ISC West conference, March 28-30, in booth #4043 at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas. Iris ID will demonstrate iCLASS credentials using the NFC capabilities of the BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone at the conference.