Beijing IrisKing Co., Ltd. is a national high-tech company and specialized in providing world-class iris recognition products and solutions. The company was founded by the Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CASIA) in 2006 and invested by Legend Holdings and Linzhou Heavy Machinery Group. IrisKing’s core technologies originate from National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition(NLPR), which has more than 10-year R&D accomplishments on iris recognition. IrisKing is the only company in China that owns mature and proven iris recognition technology.

IrisKing is a leading company in biometrics-based personal identity management in China and can provide professional services on product research and development, system integration, manufacturing, project deployment and post-sales services. Its products and solutions have been successfully deployed in many projects in coal mines, banks, prisons, national security and access control applications, with high recognition of clients. It collaborated with many national and local companies from different sectors.


Dr. Tieniu Tan, Chairman of IrisKing

Dr. Tan received his B.Sc. degree in electronic engineering from Xi'an Jiaotong University, China, in 1984, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electronic engineering from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, U.K., in 1986 and 1989, respectively. In 1998, he returned to China to join the National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition (NLPR), Institute of Automation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), where he is currently professor and director of the NLPR. His current research interests include biometrics, image and video understanding, digital watermarking and information hiding.
Dr. Tan is a Fellow of the IEEE and the IAPR (the International Association of Pattern Recognition). He has served as chair or program committee member for many major national and international conferences. He is or has served as Associate Editor or member of editorial boards of many leading international journals including IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Pattern Recognition, Pattern Recognition Letters, Image and Vision Computing, etc. He is the president-elect of IEEE Biometrics Council, the vice president of the IAPR, the chair of the IAPR Technical Committee on Biometrics, the founding chair of the IAPR/IEEE International Conference on Biometrics, and the chair of the IEEE Beijing Section as well as member of the Executive Committee of the IEEE Region 10 (the Asia-Pacific Region).


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Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CASIA) and Linzhou Heavy Machinery Group Co., Ltd. initiated jointly to establish Beijing IrisKing Co., Ltd. with the registered capital of RMB 13,000,000 in 2006.


Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CASIA) and Linzhou Heavy Machinery Group Co., Ltd. initiated jointly to establish Beijing IrisKing Co., Ltd. with the registered capital of RMB 13,000,000 in 2006.


Beijing IrisKing Co., Ltd. developed “new-generation embedded network iris identity recognition device” successfully to realize breakthrough of product based on core algorithm; the company was approved as small and medium enterprise innovation fund project of the Ministry of Science and Technology and the R&D of product had a rapid development in 2007.


Iris recognition system developed by Beijing IrisKing Co., Ltd. was applied to mine personnel safety management and attendance monitoring successfully to realize breakthrough of market; and the core algorithm of company was awarded as the first prize of Noisy Iris Challenge Evaluation-Part I (NICE.I) in 2008.


“Mining flameproof-type iris recognition device” of company passed the coal mine safety certification and the company became the first enterprise who obtained coal mine safety mark certificate of iris product in China; the core algorithm of company was reelected as the first prize of Noisy Iris Challenge Evaluation-Part II (NICE.II) in 2010.


Beijing IrisKing Co., Ltd. passed national high-tech enterprise certification in 2011, of which the products and systems were listed as national key new products and applied to finance, prison, education, social security, family planning and other fields successfully.


Beijing IrisKing Co., Ltd. got doubled income and profit and was elected into new-generation IT demonstration project in Beijing; the company became Vice-chairman Unit of National Biometrics Industrial Technology Innovation Strategic Alliance and Member Unit of National Biometrics Technology Standard Committee to participate in the formulation of national standards and industrial standards in 2012.


Beijing IrisKing Co., Ltd. broke through key technologies of mobile terminal iris recognition and was elected into the transformation of major scientific and technical achievements and industrial project in Haidian District; the company obtained government equity investment of Zhongguancun Development Group, became the Member Unit of Human Body Biometrics Application Technology Committee of Standardization Technic Committee for Security & Protection Alarm Systems of China and implemented the security and protection industrial demonstration project successfully in 2013.


Beijing IrisKing Co., Ltd. released new-generation security and protection products to apply to overseas market successfully; finished the R&D of iris recognition mobile terminal product scheme and integrated the application in the industrial terminal in 2014. The company formed dual-wheel driving development mode of mobile internet business and new security and protection business and was elected into sea sail enterprise in Haidian District.