South Carolina’s Fastest Growing Companies Recognizes Integrated Biometrics

Integrated Biometrics fingerprint scannersSPARTANBURG, S.C. — Integrated Biometrics, LLC, developer of the world’s most compact, lightweight, and energy-efficient FBI-certified fingerprint scanners, has been named one of South Carolina’s Fastest Growing Companies. This recognition comes on the heels of Inc. magazine ranking Integrated Biometrics No. 965 on the annual Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

“Our industry is driven by the need for personal identity enrollment and verification throughout the world, with fingerprint biometrics being the technology of choice,” stated Steve Thies, Integrated Biometrics CEO, adding, “We have developed an innovative, patented and market disrupting FBI-certified light emitting sensor (LES) film technology which generates very high quality fingerprint images in a compact, energy efficient design.”

The company’s scanners are designed for durability with no breakable glass components and are able to withstand tough operating environments with minimal maintenance, while providing accurate high-resolution fingerprint images even at extreme hot or cold temperatures. The patented LES technology at the core of each of the company’s products is durable and works flawlessly in both direct and indirect sunlight. Whereas other scanners based on older optical prism technology require a secondary light source to illuminate a fingerprint. When a finger is placed in contact with LES film, the underside of the film produces a fingerprint image in light, capturing the image in less time and without the need for special environmental considerations.

This unique aspect enables Integrated Biometrics products to be used in global applications for national ID, voter identification, finance, healthcare, background checks, visas, law enforcement, border control, and criminal and terrorist database purposes.

South Carolina’s Fastest Growing Companies competition is the annual ranking of the Palmetto State’s 25 most dynamic and successful companies. This event is presented by The Capital Corporation and Co-sponsored by Integrated Media Publishing (publisher of Greenville Business Magazine, Columbia Business Monthly and Charleston Business Magazine), BDO USA, LLP and Nelson Mullins. The event recognizes an exceptional and diverse assembly of businesses from across the state among its Top 25 winners.

Now in its 15th year, this competition recognizes the achievements of top-performing private and publicly-owned companies that have contributed to South Carolina’s economy through exceptional increases in revenues and employment.

Integrated Biometrics is a proud member of the Biometrics Institute, AFCEA, and EU-LISA and is active in biometrics, defense, and government industry events around the world. The company’s leadership team serves on numerous technology boards and regularly contributes to industry media outlets, sharing best practices on identity management and biometric fingerprinting technology.

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About Integrated Biometrics
Integrated Biometrics, LLC designs and manufactures FBI-certified fingerprint sensors for identity solutions serving government agencies and commercial markets worldwide. Our technology utilizes a durable, patented, light emitting sensor (LES) film which outperforms traditional prism-based devices in accuracy, power consumption, and usability, while being up to 90% smaller. These innovative sensors enable organizations to enroll and verify individuals within large populations for use in national ID programs, elections, social services, homeland security, law enforcement and military operations. Integrated Biometrics offers the only Appendix F FBI-certified sensors that meet the mobility requirements demanded by end users. Find out more online at

About Integrated Biometrics
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.