EyeLock Brings Iris Biometric Production to Texas

Company partners with McDonald Technologies Intl. and onshores manufacturing from China

New York, N.Y.—Oct. 15, 2012—Iris-based identity authentication solutions provider EyeLock Inc. partnered with Carrollton, Texas-based McDonald Technologies International to manufacture its EyeSwipe-Nano and EyeSwipe-Nano TS products. The manufacturing agreement will enable EyeLock to scale volume and shorten production lead times while manufacturing more cost-effective solutions for its global customers.

EyeLock is growing rapidly and conducted a comprehensive search for the right manufacturing partner to support our growth and global distribution,” said Jim Demitrieus, Chief Executive Officer, EyeLock Inc. “Finding a domestic manufacturing partner was of the utmost importance to the company and MTI's location will allow us to work closely with their engineers to continually improve upon our value proposition.”

The EyeSwipe-Nano products are part of a suite of secure authentication solutions that provide real-time iris capture, at-a-distance and in motion. The EyeLock suite of products is used by such organizations as Bank of America; The Pentagon; The Department of Homeland Security; The U.S. Air Force; Hilton; Hyatt; Loews Hotels; and Stanley Security Solutions. The company’s partners around the world in Europe, Asia, UAE, Mexico and Latin America use EyeLock’s technology to authenticate identity and protect confidential information across physical and logical access control environments.

“This manufacturing engagement confirms that American workers will continue a long tradition of producing truly game-changing technology,” continued Demitrieus. “We’re proud to produce such innovative technology inside the United States of America. From access control to secure logical identity authentication, our suite of solutions are deployed globally to transform the way in which identities are authenticated and protected. As EyeLock continues to rapidly expand, we actively seek partners that align with our vision and values for superior products, solutions and customer support. We are confident that MTI is an organization with proven expertise and we continue to be impressed with their strong leadership and integrity led by the senior management team.”

McDonald Technologies is a full service contract manufacturing organization which provides integrated, fully customizable services throughout the design, manufacturing, logistics and post-manufacturing service stages.

“Our years of experience and expertise in high-tech precision manufacturing align well with EyeLock’s requirements and we look forward to working closely together to help foster growth of this game changing technology throughout the U.S. and around the world,” said Pip Sivakumar, Chief Executive Officer, McDonald Technologies International. 

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