World Bank Project Looks to Integrated Biometrics to Verify Teachers in Remote Areas of Pakistan

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Integrated Biometrics, LLC (, developer of the world’s smallest and lightest FBI-compliant fingerprint scanners, is pleased to announce that its Columbo fingerprint scanner is being used to verify the identity of teachers in remote areas of Pakistan. Integrated Biometrics partner Intellitech is assisting in the project which is funded by the World Bank, offering financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world.

“Integrated Biometrics’ technology is a great fit for mobile identity verification in any environment due to its reliability, ease of use and operation in direct sunlight,” Steve Thies, CEO, said, adding, “The fact that our products are being used to improve education for hundreds of thousands of children is incredibly humbling and rewarding.”

In April 2015, the Pakistan Education Department began a pilot program where representatives travel to different villages to verify the identity of teachers within remote villages using the Columbo scanner and a matching database built by the Department.

The scope of the project is 150,000 educators within Pakistan, with the ultimate goal of having real-time attendance monitoring in each village.

Intellitech Directors Wayne Jonathan Davis and Hunain Ali Durrani explained they considered many fingerprint scanners for the project and selected Integrated Biometrics’ light emitting sensor (LES) technology to drive the success of the program, as it works well in all environments.

Integrated Biometrics produces the smallest and lightest FBI-certified forensic-quality fingerprint scanners available in the market today, providing accurate, high-resolution scans in virtually any environment. The patented thin film technology is perfect for mobile applications it is not confused by foreign matter, works on moist or dry fingers, and resists abrasion.

Integrated Biometrics partners with well-known, respected technology providers such as Akiyama, AMREL, Aware, BETHCOM, Booz Allen Hamilton, Corvus Biometrics, Credence ID, InCadence Strategic Solutions, Intellitech, Mobizent and NEC.

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About Integrated Biometrics
Integrated Biometrics, LLC 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. Ideal for mobile environments, Integrated Biometrics FBI-certified fingerprint sensors utilize a 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