Integrated Biometrics Sees Heavy Interest in Solutions for National ID, Voter Registration, Commercial Uses
KIGALI, RWANDA & SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Integrated Biometrics LLC, developers of the most compact, lightweight, and energy-efficient FBI-certified fingerprint scanners, recently completed a highly successful engagement at the 2016 ID4Africa international forum in Kigali, Rwanda. This year’s version of the annual event attracted a record number of delegates from government identity authorities, technology producers, and development agencies looking to leverage biometric technologies to advance social and economic growth.
“There was a dramatic increase in attendance and participation from countries across the African continent. The bar was definitely set higher by the organizers, and it exceeded our expectations,” Jim Seaborn, Integrated Biometrics VP said, adding, “There’s no question the speakers and attendees were focused on addressing issues related to biometrics for national ID and commercial programs, like mobility and funding.”
The World Bank, African Development Bank, the African Union, and the French Development Agency were some of the high-profile international organizations in attendance looking to help governments overcome obstacles to implementing biometric enrollment and verification solutions in order to enable national ID programs.
“Digital Identity: The Practical Guide” was the theme of ID4Africa 2016, which comes on the heels of the adoption of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, in particular Goal 16.9 which calls on member states to provide legal identity for all — including birth registration — by 2030. Leading identity experts participated in workshops at the Forum and presented topics related to linking civil registration and national ID; applying identity systems in support of democracy, elections, and social protection; and issues surrounding privacy and data protection.
Integrated Biometrics showcased its latest innovations in technologies and solutions pertinent to identity and security. The combined Exposition and Forum format created numerous opportunities for interaction among identity authorities, development agencies, and solution providers.
“Integrated Biometrics embedded biometric fingerprint sensors were evident in many of the Exposition’s booths as solution providers displayed the latest in desktop and mobile identity management solutions; we had a substantial number of partners who were referring attendees to our booth and vice versa, the interest was incredibly high,” Seaborn explained.
Sought-after Integrated Biometrics products in the African marketplace include its suite of FBI-certified scanners such as the FAP 30 Columbo Single-Finger Scanner; Watson Mini FAP 45 Two-Finger Roll Scanner; and the brand-new Kojak FAP 60 10-Print Roll Scanner.
For more information, visit www.integratedbiometrics.com/africa.
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.