AUSTIN,TX February 16, 2019— Blink Identity was one of 12 vendors invited to participate in the 2018 Biometric Tech Rally sponsored by DHS. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is holding a series of Biometric Technology Rallies to support industry innovation and advance technologies that support DHS and Homeland Security Enterprise operations. These rallies will bring together technology vendors and volunteers to test new and emerging biometric technology systems. The first event in this series, to be held in March 2018 at the Maryland Test Facility (MdTF) in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, aims to challenge industry to provide high-throughput face or iris technology systems.
Sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Division in collaboration with NIST, the 2018 Biometric Technology Rally calls upon industry to provide face or face/iris systems to meet the challenge of traveler identification in a high-throughput security environment using an unmanned system. Systems will be evaluated using diverse, large-scale testing with volunteers.