International Biometric Group to Host Teleconference on Biometrics and Mass Transit Systems, Thursday, August 11, 2005 at 1 p.m. EDT.

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IBGÂ?s teleconference this month will discuss present and future applications for deploying biometrics to enhance security in mass transit systems.

International Biometric Group (IBG) extends an invitation to participate in IBG’s upcoming teleconference on Biometrics and Mass Transit Systems, which will be held on August 11 at 1 p.m. EDT (10:00 AM PDT; 1700 Coordinated Universal Time).

In the wake of the recent attacks in London, there has been renewed interest in the use of biometrics for providing increased security in mass transit systems. As both policy makers and citizens agree, deploying high security solutions in the mass transit setting is essential to protecting citizens, mass transit workers, and critical state-owned property. While biometric technologies could provide a safe and secure means to authenticate and survey citizens and mass transit workers, there are many concerns associated with deploying biometrics. Some of these issues include privacy, feasibility, cost, and overall throughput with the addition of new security procedures and technologies.

Maud Meister, a consultant at IBG, will discuss issues pertaining to biometrics in the mass transit setting. Ms. Meister will address the following topics:

  • How biometric technologies can address the need for heightened security in mass transit systems.
  • Current and past deployments of biometrics in mass transit systems and lessons learned from these efforts.
  • Deployment concerns in mass transit systems: privacy, biometric technology usability, cost, and efficiency.
  • Potential future applications of biometrics for mass transit systems

There is no fee to participate in IBG’s teleconference series. Visit http://www.biometricgroup.com/webconferences.html to log in and for further details.

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.

For more information, contact Victor Lee at 212-809-9491 or email at vlee@biometricgroup.com

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