SCRA Technology Ventures Company Secures Contract
Fingerprint Technology will Assist in Voting Process for Brazil
Summerville, SC - October 28, 2015 - SCRA today announced that SC Launch and Stage 2 affiliate company, Integrated Biometrics, will be providing more than 13,000 of its Watson Minis fingerprint recognition scanners to help register and enroll eligible voters in Brazil and at Brazilian consulate offices worldwide.
The introduction of the biometric technology is part of the country's efforts to improve security and curb the potential for fraud. The Brazilian voter biometrics enrollment process will continue throughout the rest of 2015 with a goal of completion by 2017. According to Brazilian government officials, the scanning of fingerprints is expected to be required in future elections.
"It's incredibly rewarding to know that our hard work in developing industry leading enrollment and verification fingerprint sensors for solution providers like Akiyama is contributing to something as important as elections in democratic countries," said Steve Thies, CEO at Integrated Biometrics. "One of the strongest drivers in our industry is the move toward mobile solutions as smartphones, apps on phones and cloud-based solutions have made everything mobile. We are seeing this reflected in the push for voter registration internationally."
Integrated Biometrics' Watson Mini is a Using Integrated Biometrics' patented Light Emitting Sensor (LES) technology, Watson Mini is smaller and more durable than competing two-finger roll scan mobile biometric fingerprint readers. Additionally, Integrated Biometrics' fingerprint solutions work in direct sunlight on dry or moist fingers, resist abrasion, and are 90-95 percent smaller and lighter than optical scanners.
"We are delighted to support this innovative company as they continue to grow," said SCRA CEO Bill Mahoney. "We congratulate Integrated Biometrics for reaching this milestone and look forward to the future successes they will have."
About SCRA Technology Ventures
SCRA Technology Ventures enables research commercialization and promotes the development of high tech industries, enhancing South Carolina's technology-based economy. Through its flagship SC Launch program, this SCRA business sector makes investments in and offers support services to South Carolina's early stage, start-up technology companies.
Multiple economic impact studies show SCRA's cumulative output on South Carolina's economy to be over $18.1 billion, and that the company has helped create approximately 15,000 technology-related jobs in the state, with annual wages averaging between $55,000 and $79,000.
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.