New York, NY (PRWEB) September 9, 2004 -
Â International Biometric Group (IBG) extends an invitation to participate in IBGÂs monthly teleconference series today, September 9 at 1:00 pm ET (10:00 am PT). In these teleconferences, IBG will address questions such as:
- How did post-9/11 legislation motivate and substantiate government interest in biometrics?
- What is the outlook for the expansion of the TSA Registered Traveler Program?
- How have specific airports responded to heightened airport security concerns?
- How are banks using biometrics to combat fraud?
- What are the implications of current testing initiatives underway in the biometric industry?
- How are some casinos betting on biometrics to protect their business?
This monthÂs teleconference series features four topics. Participants can select from any of the following four tracks, which will be broadcast live in 30-minute intervals:
GOVERNMENT UPDATE: LEGISLATION MOVEMENTS AND CHANGES (1:00 PM ET)
Several countries around the world have recently announced plans to initiate testing of prototypes for biometric passports, based on the guidelines set by the U.S. Department of State. US-VISIT continues to cast a public spotlight on biometrics in the travel and transportation sector. What legislative bodies and motions actually drive these large-scale projects for the biometrics industry? This session will highlight the history as well as the current movements of legislation underlying the integration of biometrics at both a national and international level.
PULSE ON BIOMETRICS: THE LATEST NEWS (1:30 PM ET)
The TSA is using biometrics for both the Registered Traveler Program and the Transportation Worker Identification Credential Pilot. Responding to airport security concerns, Yeager Airport in West Virginia has implemented biometric hand readers to secure access to the control tower. Banks in Japan are bolstering their security through the installation of vein recognition technology for their customers. Listen in for more about the latest biometrics news from the past month.
TECHNOLOGY TRENDS: TESTING INITIATIVES (2:00 PM ET)
In light of the numerous large-scale biometric deployments currently underway, biometric technology performance remains a highly controversial issue. Hear an overview of the latest testing initiatives for all modalities including the Fingerprint Verification Competition (FVC), Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT), and IBGÂs own Comparative Biometric Testing efforts.
INDUSTRY FOCUS: BIOMETRICS IN THE GAMING INDUSTRY (2:30 PM ET)
Major casinos such as CaesarÂs Palace and the MGM Grand in Las Vegas have implemented biometric devices to ensure and monitor employee productivity, identify and track con artist activity, and secure facility access control. Learn about various biometric technologies already in place in the gaming industry and how these devices have improved overall security and profitability.
There is no fee to participate in IBGÂs teleconference series.
Visit http://www.biometricgroup.com/webconferences.html for further details.
Listeners may access the teleconference by calling: 212-931-9772 or through the following links:
To access the call via Real Live Player, visit: http://orion.calleci.com/servlet/estreamgetevent?id=4194&folder=webstream
To access the call via Windows Media Player, visit: http://orion.calleci.com/servlet/estreamgetevent?id=4196&folder=webstream
For more information, contact Sarah Nedwek at email@example.com or 212-809-9491.
ABOUT INTERNATIONAL BIOMETRIC GROUP
Founded in 1996, International Biometric Group, LLC is the biometric industry's leading independent integration and consulting firm. IBG has extensive hands-on experience with every biometric technology, including fingerprint, face, hand, iris, voice, and signature. Working on behalf of private and government clients, IBG evaluates, designs, and integrates biometric solutions for Internet applications, public sector programs, network security, point of sale applications, and physical access systems. Learn more at http://www.biometricgroup.com
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