Biometric Directory Adds 60 New Vendors; Profiles on 592 Companies Now Available

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The Biometric Digest newsletter announced a major update of its biometric directory. Demo available with 1-click log-on.

The Biometric Digest newsletter announced a major update of its biometric directory. The update added more than 60 new vendors and organizations providing a range of biometric identification products and services. The Biometric Information Directory (BID) now includes profiles on more than 590 biometric suppliers plus a free demonstration at their web site.

Biometric identification technology identifies individuals based on their fingerprint, iris, facial scan, voice, signature, hand print and other personal characteristics. More companies and organizations ranging from large corporations to the smallest employers and from grade schools to universities are installing biometric systems.

There has been a marked increase in biometric ID activity with terrorist attacks continuing world wide. Industries include automotive and airlines; banks, credit unions and other financial institutions; medical facilities; educational institutions; government agencies; security companies; credit card companies, technology firms and others.

Equally important has been the need to improve customer service to secure and protect customer’s financial transactions. Biometrics speeds up the service customer’s demand these days. There is no need to provide paper or plastic identification which can be easily duplicated or stolen.

Another key area is safety - particularly in the travel industries. Airlines, cruise ships and even some bus companies are embracing the technology.

In addition to profiles of suppliers, the Biometric Directory includes:

  •     A 22-page non-technical overview of biometric identification technology
  •     A 6-page product showcase featuring photos of biometric hardware
  •     A listing of 35 conferences and expositions worldwide where biometric technology is a major portion of the conference program
  •     A 22-page Glossary of biometric terms and definitions

Features of BID include the sorting of biometric vendors by the following criteria:

  •     Publicly held companies
  •     Privately held corporations
  •     Listing of suppliers by types of biometrics:
  •     Fingerprint
  •     Finger
  •     Face
  •     Iris
  •     Hand
  •     Vein
  •     Keystroke
  •     Voice
  •     Signature
  •     Palm
  •     Lip
  •     Hardware manufacturers
  •     Trade publications featuring biometric identification
  •     Consultants and consulting firms
  •     Private organizations
  •     Educational organizations
  •     Trade associations for biometrics
  •     Government agencies in biometric activities
  •     Biometric recruiting companies

Subscribers may also search for biometric suppliers by country or the types of biometrics offered by vendors in a particular country.

Publisher, Bill Rogers, said, “It’s written in a layman’s language and covers the entire spectrum of biometric identification technology. It’s literally a ‘Biometric Bible’ for the industry. If you want to know anything about biometrics, there’s a good chance it’s in this directory.”

The service is currently available on-line on a subscription bases based at less than $25 per month paid on an annual basis. “That’s less than eighty-one cents a day, a price anyone can readily afford if they’re serious about security and positive identification,” said Bill Rogers. “We will soon offer the directory on a CD which will provide the same information. The only difference is the on-line system is updated daily whereas the CD will gradually become outdated.”

A preview of the directory is available by going to the BID web site at: Rogers said, “You can log on to the demo just by clicking on SIGN IN. It’s that simple. We will have an expanded demonstration available shortly which will provide a glimpse into the sections not available in the present demo.”

Information is available at the above web site or by contacting the Biometric Digest at P.O. Box 510047, St. Louis, MO 63150-0047 U.S. or by e-mail to Telephone information is available at 800-745-2455 in the U.S. or 314-892-8632. Fax is 314-487-5198.

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