IBIA Applauds Biometric Presence at CES 2015

rp_iStock_Multi-Modal-300x225.jpgThe International Biometrics and Identification Association (IBIA) has published a response on its official website lauding the impressive presence of biometrics at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, held this past January in Las Vegas.

The paper, located in the IBIA website’s resources section, states that “it is of the utmost importance that everyday consumers be presented with strong authentication alternatives to replace outdated PIN and password login methods,” going on to say that the biometric presence at CES is an encouraging sign that the international identity management community is meeting this vital need.

Mike DePasquale, chairman and CEO of BIO-key International is cited in the paper commenting, “At this year’s CES it became abundantly clear that, thanks to the rise of the Internet of Things and greater innovations of connectivity, biometrics will become an essential part of everyday life. At BIO-key we have seen first-hand that major tier one manufacturers are ready to embrace biometrics. CES was further evidence that our technology is ready for the mainstream.”

The IBIA singles out AGNITiO and Synaptics in particular as examples of companies positively representing biometric technology, closing with a note of congratulations:

“We at the IBIA would like to extend our congratulations to the companies that so well represented the identity industry. It is the hope of the IBIA that the positive light shone on biometric technology at this year’s International CES is a sign of things to come in 2015. As biometric solutions become more accessible to the average user it is critical that our industry’s technology be highlighted as integral to the exciting developments of the near future.

“CES 2015 has marked a major point of maturity for consumer biometrics. The IBIA is pleased to count itself as part of such an innovative community of diverse technology companies, consortia and professionals.”

The full version of the IBIA’s post is available for download from the organization’s website.

February 6, 2015 – by Peter B. Counter