This week, Integrated Biometrics President Mike Grimes and Executive and Strategic Advisor Tom Buss are reporting from the annual CES® — commonly referred to as the Consumer Electronics Show — in Las Vegas on the proliferation of mobile devices at the massive event. “There is seemingly every mobile gadget known to mankind everywhere you look,” Grimes said as he traversed the largest show floor in CES history (more than 2.4 million NSF).
Although Apple isn’t exhibiting, other major players in the mobile device field like Samsung, Qualcomm and LG are, Grimes pointed out, with most having fingerprint biometrics already part of their newest products or at least in their sights. Fingerprint biometrics are also showing up with some alarm companies, Grimes said, for use in both setting alarms and as electronic door locks.
Tom Buss noticed a focus on durability in biometric applications within mobile devices. “We’re looking for potential applications for consumer products that could use sensors featuring our patented LES technology,” he said.
CES has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for almost 50 years — the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry with more than 3,600 exhibitors unveiling new products and keynotes from the leaders of Netflix, GM and IBM.