According to a recent Upstate Business Journal article, SCRA Spotlights Spartanburg.
Last week SCRA Technology Ventures presented two Spartanburg leaders with Knowledge Economist awards and held their first-ever off-site board meeting in the city. The two actions indicated the group’s positive stance on Spartanburg’s contributions to the state’s tech economy.
SCRA is mandated by the state legislature to develop technology-based industries in the state. About 30 people from SCRA and the Spartanburg community attended the private award ceremony and dinner at the Piedmont Club. Community leaders George Dean Johnson and William Barnet were recognized for their contributions to advancing South Carolina’s technology-based economy for the public good. The city itself was recognized for successful efforts to grow high-impact companies.
One such company is Integrated Biometrics, whose fingerprint-scanning technology is certified by the FBI and has been used in counterterrorism activities, said SCRA president Bill Mahoney.
Integrated Biometrics, LLC designs and manufactures FBI-certified fingerprint sensors for law enforcement, military operations, homeland security, national identity, election validation, social services, and a wide range of commercial applications. The company’s patented light emitting sensor technology enables lightweight scanners that outperform traditional prism-based devices in size, power consumption, portability, and reliability. Identity management solutions providers, government agencies, and corporations around the world rely on Integrated Biometrics’ products to enroll and verify individual identity quickly and accurately, even in remote locations.