Integrated Biometrics to debut LES fingerprint scanner for IoT devices at CES

Integrated Biometrics will showcase its first light-emitting sensor (LES) fingerprint scanner designed for use with internet of things (IoT) devices at the upcoming CES show in Las Vegas. The new sensor is lightweight and compact, yet rugged and capable of performing under challenging conditions, according to the company. It produces reliable results with wet or dirty fingers without cleaning between scans, and has low power demands, making it suitable for indoor, outdoor, and mobile use, as well as busy public

Uruguay regulates legal marijuana program with Integrated Biometrics fingerprint scanners

A controversial legal marijuana distribution program is underway in Uruguay, with Integrated Biometrics‘ fingerprint scanners enabling a range of government-imposed limitations, as well as allowing for user anonymity. Planning for the program began in the South American nation of 3.4 million people in 2014, when former President José Mujica singed a bill to legalize recreational use of marijuana, in limited amounts, by Uruguayan citizens. The bill, which gives the government control of every aspect of the marijuana trade from production

Biometrics industry stocks this week

As the biometrics industry continues to grow, Biometric Update is bringing a new focus to the stories around the stocks in the sector. Check in with this space each week for a rundown of the financial news and interesting ideas from the week that was. Swedish biometrics firm Fingerprint Cards AB recently issued a notice addressing market rumors. Some market participants had, apparently, been speculating about the possibility the company was preparing for a possible takeover bid. The company had

Integrated Biometrics closes $2M equity financing round

Integrated Biometrics has closed a $2 million equity financing round. According to a company statement, the funds will support the company’s global growth, including increased production of its line of FBI-certified biometric fingerprint scanners. This transaction represents a private investment. “Demand for our solutions continues to increase at a tremendous rate,” said Stephen Thies, CEO of Integrated Biometrics. “This growth capital addresses working capital needs, enables capacity improvements, and supports engineering projects that will bring exciting new features to our

FBI purchases 450 units of Integrated Biometrics FIVE-0 mobile fingerprint scanners

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has purchased 450 units of Integrated Biometrics’ new FIVE-0 mobile fingerprint scanners. The FIVE-0 is a FAP 50 FBI Appendix F Certified, AFIS compatible 10-finger scanner that is built to meet the challenging demands of field operations and small enough to fit into a shirt pocket. According to a company statement, FIVE-0 delivers FBI certified images under conditions that limit other technologies. “This purchase represents a powerful vote of confidence in our FIVE-0 and

Integrated Biometrics recognized for exceptional employee, revenue growth

Integrated Biometrics has been named one of South Carolina’s SC 25 Fastest Growing Companies for the second year in a row. This award follows Integrated Biometrics’ consecutive listing on Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. “We are glad to be part of the technology industry’s rapidly growing presence in the Palmetto State,” commented Stephen Thies, CEO of Integrated Biometrics. “It’s a tremendous place to build a business, and we are proud to

Integrated Biometrics ships 450 Five-O units to FBI amid growing demand

Integrated Biometrics has shipped 450 units of its Five-O mobile ten-finger enrollment and matching device for use by the FBI, to improve the agency’s field identification capabilities. Integrated Biometrics integration partner InCadence Strategic Solutions won the contract to provide the units for use with Federal Government software, giving FBI agents mobile identification capabilities in situations in which it was not previously available. The deal demonstrates the FBI’s confidence in being able to extend biometric technology closer to where identification is

TazTag, Integrated Biometrics release mobile fingerprint scanner with POS capabilities

TazTag and Integrated Biometrics have released TazPoS, a mobile fingerprint scanner with built-in point-of-sale (PoS) capabilities for law enforcement in the developing world to validate identity in the field. Individuals in developing countries will now have the option of paying fines and fees on the spot, rather than being required to travel significant distances to courthouses or other government offices. “Distance is a major challenge in North Africa, our initial market,” said Eric Fouchard, president of TazTag. “The spaces are

Crossmatch settles patent infringement lawsuit against Integrated Biometrics

Crossmatch has agreed to settle a complaint filed in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware in May 2017 against Integrated Biometrics, LLC related to alleged infringement of Crossmatch patents 9,280,695; 7,203,344; 7,277,562 and 6,483,932. Crossmatch will grant a royalty-bearing license payable by Integrated Biometrics based on its past and future sales. According to the settlement agreement, the parties are requesting that the District Court dismiss with prejudice all claims brought by Crossmatch against Integrated Biometrics.

Biometrics in the developing world

With just over 12 years to go to meet UN Sustainable Development goal 16.9 of providing universal legal identity by 2030, technology purpose-built for the developing world is bringing the ambition within reach. The biometrics market for the developing world, however, is distinct from that of the developed world in some significant respects, and the developing world market will have to mature for the full benefit of these advanced technologies and good intentions to be achieved. With the recognition that