BANGOR, Maine--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The founders of BI2 Technologies joined Glenn Ross, Sheriff of Penobscot County, Maine and officials from the State of Maine Department of Corrections and other participating Sheriffs’ Offices, to announce the implementation of the first-in-the-nation joint statewide implementation of BI2 Technologies’ innovative iris biometric identification technologies.
“We all realize the difficult challenges law enforcement and public safety are facing with tight budgets. We are all working smarter and more cost-effectively. This joint effort is an excellent example of how we’re all trying to do more with less.”
Sheriff Ross said, “The new biometric technology, called I.R.I.S.™, enables us to positively identify a previously enrolled offender in seconds – regardless of where they were originally arrested or enrolled. The technology works by comparing the unique features contained in the human iris against a database of other offenders who have been previously enrolled to positively determine identity in seconds.”
Sean G. Mullin, president and CEO of BI2 Technologies said, “We are honored and pleased to have been selected by the State of Maine Department of Corrections - and the Sheriffs - to implement our amazing technology across the state.”
Peter Y. Flynn, retired Sheriff of Plymouth County, Massachusetts and co-founder of BI2 Technologies said, “The cooperative effort and leadership shown by Penobscot County Sheriff Glenn Ross and Commissioner of the State of Maine Department of Corrections, Joseph Ponte, is truly remarkable. They have shown exceptional vision by jointly implementing our unique iris biometric identification technologies across the state to save money and improve public safety.”
Sheriff Ross concluded, “We all realize the difficult challenges law enforcement and public safety are facing with tight budgets. We are all working smarter and more cost-effectively. This joint effort is an excellent example of how we’re all trying to do more with less.”
In Maine, I.R.I.S.™ was easily integrated with the state’s corrections management system and the jail management systems at each county. BI2 Technologies’ I.R.I.S.™ biometric technology is the only national iris biometric database and network. State and local law enforcement agencies in 47 states across the nation have implemented the technology since the company was founded in 2006. In 2012, law enforcement successfully performed over 12 billion one-to-many identity searches on BI2 Technologies’ network with an average match time of 7.8 seconds.
About BI2 Technologies
BI2 Technologies is a privately held Massachusetts corporation that develops, sells, designs, implements, integrates and supports iris, fingerprint and facial biometric technologies. The Company is located in Plymouth, Massachusetts.