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August 30, 2017

Integrated Biometrics Has a Monopoly on Fingerprint Technology

Integrated Biometrics has been delivering FBI compliant fingerprint scanners since 2002 and that has exclusively extended to use by law enforcement as well as border management and homeland security. IB has created a product that is not only FBI-certified but extremely energy-efficient. There is also minimal maintenance required with the scanners, yet they deliver high-resolution images, at the highest temperatures. IB was ranked in the top 10 at the 2016 SC 25 Fastest Growing Companies & Inc. 5000 Lists. spoke with Dave Gerulski, VP at Integrated Biometrics for more insight on what makes the company so successful as well as what to expect going forth. Though Gerulski admittedly appreciates the accolades the company is receiving, he is more focused on one mission: “Though it is honor to be recognized for our explosive growth, IB’s singular goal is to be the world’s number one FBI certified fingerprint sensor provider. Integrated Biometrics is razor focused on this goal and continues to innovate to stay ahead of the competition.” So, what attributes to the success in this market? “We have achieved what we have by listening to product integrators, by taking their advice, and building the sensors that the market wants.”

As for this year, there is much to be excited for at Integrated Biometrics, Gerulski adds: “2017 is going to be another big year for Integrated Biometrics. In 2016 we announced and delivered for mass production Kojak, a completely new take on lightweight, ultra-low power consuming ten print and roll finger print scanners. All I can tell you right now about our plans for 2017 is IB will once again change the game in the certified sensor market.”

The fact is fingerprint sensors are becoming a key feature for authentication in today's mobile-centric world – not only for unlocking devices and apps, but for access to services, payment authorization, and effectively anything that once required a password.  While fingerprints may be impossible to guess, fingerprint data can be stolen from hacked devices and servers just as easily as passwords, so encryption and other security mechanisms will remain as critical as ever, especially as fraud continues to grow as a market in its own right.  

Edited by Erik Linask

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