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Fingers Point Towards North Alabama Invention

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– It sounds like something from a James Bond Movie, technology with the ability to take fingerprints from 10 feet away in a matter of seconds, but it is a reality thanks to a team of innovators in Huntsville.

Advanced Optical Systems has worked on government military projects for decades but now they are training their attention on the finger print system that may soon be used in airports across the globe.

AIRprint, a long-range fingerprint sensor by Advanced Optical Systems, Inc. (AOS), has also been named a finalist for the internationally renowned Edison Awards™. The award is presented to “game changing innovative products.”

“To be recognized as an Edison finalist for two products – in the same year that the AIRprint system was recognized by Popular Science as one of the top 100 innovations of the year – is an overwhelming honor” says AOS President, Dr. Keith Farr. “We believe that AIRprint and our latest offering, Agile AIRprint, will revolutionize the way our society thinks about fingerprint security.”

The distinguished Edison awards symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Alva Edison, inspiring creative minds to remain in the forefront of innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy.

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