Integrated Biometrics Leaders Address Move Toward Mobile Solutions

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Noted industry leaders from Integrated Biometrics, developers of the world’s smallest and lightest FBI-compliant fingerprint scanners, have been addressing movement toward mobile biometrics solutions at numerous influential conferences and events throughout October and November. Staff sharing insight have included Mike Grimes, president; Joe Hoerl, sales engineer; and Tom Buss, business development executive and strategic advisor.


“The biometric world wants to be able to take certified technology in their hands with them into the field,” Buss explained.

He pointed to whereas government agents used to have to carry a bulky, 40-pound Pelican Case full of equipment along with them during investigations or transport suspects back to a central office, new mobile biometric technology allows them to do things like populate a terrorist database from a handheld device after scanning a suspect’s fingerprints at the scene of an incident, increasing efficiency.

“The integrators and solution providers we work with are able to build our technology into devices that are truly mobile,” he said.

Buss participated in the National Institute of Standards and Technology group session October 30 in Washington, D.C. reviewing mobile ID device standards. A few weeks prior, he presented at the Biometrics 2014 conference in London, England.

According to Steve Thies, Integrated Biometrics CEO, the value proposition for biometrics has always been that it is a more secure form of identity. Up until recently, biometric enrollment and verification has been performed at fixed installations such as a police station, or an office.  

“What we’re seeing now is that tablets and smart phones with apps that access cloud-based data storage systems are becoming the big drivers for governments and the mobilization of identity,” he said.

Mobile biometrics was a major theme in Mike Grimes’ participation in the CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS 2014, the world’s prime event dedicated to Payment, Identification and Mobility in Paris, France, and Joe Hoerl’s presentation at the EU-LISA (European Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice) roundtable in Tallinn, Estonia. Titled, “The Future of Automated Border Management” this event focused on developments in and the evolution of biometric solutions as a key element of automated border management.

Integrated Biometrics provides enrollment and verification fingerprint sensors to hardware integrators, software and database providers, and contractors serving government agencies and commercial markets worldwide to address issues related to homeland security, border patrol, law enforcement, background checks, military and defense, social services, national ID programs and elections. The company’s fingerprint solutions work in direct sunlight on dry or moist fingers, resist abrasion, and are 90-95% smaller and lighter than optical scanners.

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About Integrated Biometrics
Integrated Biometrics provides enrollment and verification fingerprint sensors to hardware integrators, software and database providers, and contractors serving government agencies and commercial markets worldwide. More ideal for mobile environments than traditional silicon or optical sensors, Integrated Biometrics FBI-certified fingerprint sensors utilize our durable, patented light emitting sensor (LES) film and work in direct sunlight on dry or moist fingers, resist abrasion, and are 90-95% smaller and lighter than optical scanners. Integrated Biometrics offers the only Appendix F FBI-certified sensor that meets mobility requirements demanded by end users, solving the major problems of size, speed, accuracy and durability. Find out more online at www.integratedbiometrics.com.