South Carolina-based Integrated Biometrics has been trying to make the case for biometrics to the government sector, having recently sent VP David Gerulski to meet with lawmakers in Washington, DC.
Gerulski met with Senator Tim Scott, who sits on the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and with Try Gowdy, who sits on the Subcommittee for Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations, and also chairs the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. Given their influential positions, the lawmakers could prove valuable allies to the biometrics industry broadly, and to Integrated Biometrics in particular, as they both represent South Carolina.
Commenting on the visits in a press release, Gerulski said they entailed “meaningful discussions” on the applications of fingerprint biometrics technologies, particularly in the areas of national and voter ID, mPayments, and refugee management.
Gerulski had a strong case to make for his company during these meetings. Integrated Biometrics has demonstrated expertise in areas such as elections and law enforcement, and the company recently launched a ten-print, portable scanner suitable for a range of potential deployments, both in office settings and in the field. By raising government officials’ awareness of the solutions already available, Integrated Biometrics could help to spur further interest in not just its own technologies, but in biometrics more broadly.
March 31, 2016 – by Alex Perala