Iris ID Increasing Interoperability with LEAF Access Cards & DESFire EV2

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Iris ID, a leading global provider of iris recognition technology, a 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Winner, and a competitor in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program, are now integrating its award-winning IrisAcess® biometric platform with LEAF access cards (also known as smart cards), containing MiFare DESFire EV1 and EV2 technologies. 

Iris ID has joined the LEAF ecosystem, and IrisAccess iCAM 7S series products are now interoperable with all certified LEAF Si and LEAF Cc credentials.

This new integration enables two-factor authentication for enterprise organizations requiring the highest levels of security.

LEAF access cards contain embedded DESFire EV2 chips which store employee iris templates generated by Iris ID software. 

(Learn More about the IrisAccess iCAM 7S series products. Courtesy of Iris ID and YouTube.)

The LEAF access cards also contain the access control badge ID number which is only accessible after authentication by an iris match between the template on the card and the individual’s iris.

Leaf Access Cards
Leaf Access Cards

The chip’s data must match the results of a live iris scan to allow the access control ID number to be transmitted and evaluated by the head-end access control system.

The cards incorporate both AES-128 encryption standard and access control ID information for dual authentication. 

“The integration with the LEAF standards for secure, interoperable access credentials, further enhances Iris ID’s already highly secure and accurate biometric solution and ensure interoperability with other devices in the corporate environment,” explains Mohammed Murad, vice president, global business development and sales for Iris ID.

Mohammed Murad
Mohammed Murad, VP of global development and sales at Iris ID, the world leader in iris recognition platform deployment

“Our addition of EV1 and EV2 inherent in LEAF credentials has resulted in immediate positive responses from organizations such as data centers and high-tech facilities requiring dual identity authentication.”

Laurie Aaron, executive vice president of WaveLynx and founding LEAF Consortium partner, said the addition of Iris ID into the LEAF ecosystem is crucial to the growth and adoption rate of LEAF. 

Moreover, the relationship between WaveLynx Technologies and Iris ID is a natural fit between leaders in their respective technologies.

Laurie Aaron, executive vice president of WaveLynx

“We are thrilled that the entire ecosystem of LEAF-enabled products is now interoperable with the products that are produced by one of the biometric industry leaders,” said Aaron.

“Together the products provide a high assurance security credential solution that interfaces with any access control system on the market because the encrypted authentication keys and the biometric template embedded in the LEAF memory structure offers the highest flexibility and security in a single credential.”.

For a demonstration of the Iris Access technology integration with LEAF access cards, visit Iris ID at the Global Security Exchange (GSX), Sept. 10-12 in Chicago’s McCormick Place, booth #1281.

Iris ID Systems have been active in iris recognition research, development and production since 1997, and today, the U.S.-based compan is a global provider of iris recognition solutions.

IrisAccess® is the world’s leading deployed iris recognition platform and is used in thousands of locations authenticating the identities of millions of people daily.

More people look to IrisAccess for iris-based authentication than to all other iris recognition products combined. 

Iris ID Returns to Compete in 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

Iris ID

2018 ASTORS Platinum

  • Best Biometric Recognition System

  • IrisAccess iCAM7000


As a 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program Competitor, Iris ID’s iCAM 7 Series will be competing against the industry’s leading providers of Biometric Recognition Solutions.

William "Bill" Bratton, former police commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD), the Boston Police Department (BPD) and former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), will speak at the 2019 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East 2019, on Wednesday, November 20th, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center (Courtesy of Teneo Risk)
Bill Bratton, former police commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD), the Boston Police Department (BPD) and former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), will speak at the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East 2019, on Wednesday, November 20th, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center (Courtesy of Teneo Risk)

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit and intelligence to end users in a variety of government, homeland security and public safety vertical markets.

The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program drew an overwhelming response from industry leaders with a record high number of corporate and government nominations received, as well as record breaking ‘ASTORS’ Presentation Luncheon Attendees, with top firms trying to register for the exclusive high – end luncheon and networking opportunity – right up to the event kickoff on Wednesday afternoon, at the ISC East registration!

Over 130 distinguished guests representing National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms, gathered from across North America, Europe and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields which included:


  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • The Federal Protective Service (FPS)
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • The Department of Justice
  • The Security Exchange Commission Office of Personnel Management
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Viasat, Hanwha Techwin, Lenel, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Verint, Canon U.S.A., BriefCam, Pivot3, Milestone Systems, Allied Universal, Ameristar Perimeter Security and More!

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program highlighting the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition, and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.

The 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program is Proudly Sponsored by ATI SystemsAttivo NetworksAutomatic Systems, and Desktop Alert.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at


Comprehensive List of Categories Include:

Access Control/ Identification Personal/Protective Equipment Law Enforcement Counter Terrorism
Perimeter Barrier/ Deterrent System Interagency Interdiction Operation Cloud Computing/Storage Solution
Facial/IRIS Recognition Body Worn Video Product Cyber Security
Video Surveillance/VMS Mobile Technology Anti-Malware
Audio Analytics Disaster Preparedness ID Management
Thermal/Infrared Camera Mass Notification System Fire & Safety
Metal/Weapon Detection Rescue Operations Critical Infrastructure
License Plate Recognition Detection Products And Many Others!

Don’t see a Direct Hit for your Product, Agency or Organization?

Submit your category recommendation for consideration to Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at:

2018 Champions Edition

See the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Champions Edition – ‘Best Products of 2018 ‘ Year in Review’ for in-depth coverage of the outstanding products and services of firms receiving American Security Today’s 2018‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards.’

Enter Early to Maximize Media Coverage of your Products and Services at Kickoff, and Get the Recognition Your Organization Deserves!

And be sure to Register Early for the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon at ISC East 2019 to ensure your place at this limited- space event!

2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East

Why the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program?

American Security Today’s comprehensive Annual Homeland Security Awards Program is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of physical, IT, port security, law enforcement, and first responders, in acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

Why American Security Today?

American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 70,000 readers at the Federal, State and local levels of government as well as firms allied to government.

The old traditional security marketplace has been covered by a host of security publications that have changed little over many years.

American Security Today brings forward a fresh compelling look and read with our customized digital publications that provides our readers with solutions to their challenges.

Our Editorial staff provides a full plate of topics for our AST monthly digital editions, AST Website and AST Daily News Alerts.

The editorial calendar and AST’s high drawing website features 23 different Technology and Marketing Sectors such as Access Control, Perimeter Protection, Video Surveillance/Analytics, Airport Security, Border Security, CBRNE Detection, Border Security, Ports, Cybersecurity, Networking Security, Encryption, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Campus Security, Security Services, Corporate Facilities and Emergency Response among others.

These sectors are part of the new integration, where these major applications communicate with one another in a variety of solutions to protect our cities and critical infrastructure.

AST has Expanded readership into vital Critical Infrastructure audiences such as Protection of Nuclear Facilities, Water Plants & Dams, Bridges & Tunnels, and other Potential targets of terrorism.

Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – enticing targets for extremist or lone wolf attacks due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.

Good luck to Iris ID on becoming a Winner of the 2019 American Security Today’s Homeland Security Awards Program!

Iris IDClick here to Learn More how the IrisAccess platform can meet your physical and information security needs.

For ‘ASTORS’ Sponsorship Opportunities and More Information on the AST 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, please contact Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at: