Integrated Biometrics gearing up for ID4Africa
Integrated Biometrics is sending a team of biometrics industry professionals to Kigali, Rwanda to participate in the ID4Africa international conference later this month and will be conducting one-on-one meetings and product testing at its Resource and Education Suite at the Kigali Serena Hotel throughout the event.
ID4Africa focuses on biometric solutions for Africa-specific issues such as national ID, civil registration, digital identity in social protection and labor, elections, health care, mobile payments, improving national security, border management and population management of refugees and other migratory groups.
“Africa both enjoys, and is challenged by, its economic and population growth and is finding relief through the use of mobile biometrics to enroll and verify citizens of its many nations,” said Jim Seaborn, Integrated Biometrics VP and the firm’s African fingerprint market specialist.
Seaborn says he has witnessed a steadily increasing interest in biometric solutions from both integrators and end-users involved in the many programs enacted by international organizations, governments, law enforcement, military and commercial entities.
“Integrated Biometrics understands the unique needs of the African marketplace, thanks in part to our Johannesburg based, strategic partners at Idversol Integrated Solutions,” he explained.
Africa’s unique environment is a major market for Integrated Biometrics’ products. The company says its products including the Watson Mini, Kojak, and Columbo are ideal for Africa’s unique environment and work on dry and dirty fingers, in direct sunlight and can survive the toughest environments due to their durability and shock resistance.
The conference runs May 24 to 26. Rawlson King, contributing editor at BiometricUpdate.com, will be attending ID4Africa and providing extensive coverage of the conference sessions. Follow our twitter feed to stay up to date.