Founded in 1998 as a non-profit trade association in Washington, DC, the International Biometric Industry Association (IBIA) represents the manufacturers, developers, and solution providers of biometric technologies used in electronic human identity authentication – face, fingerprint, hand, iris, vascular, speech, as well as skin/dermis. IBIA impartially represents all biometric technologies in all applications.
IBIA advances the use of biometrics as the most effective and reliable means of ascertaining personal identity for the government, the commercial/private sector, and the consumer. The industry's leading voice on key policy issues in North America affecting biometrics, IBIA fulfills its mission through education and advocacy. For more information, please go to www.ibia.org.
The BioAPI Consortium is a group of over 120 organizations that have a common interest in promoting the growth of the biometrics market through standardization. The Consortium has developed a specification for a standardized Application Programming Interface (API) that is compatible with a wide range of biometric applications programs and a broad spectrum of biometrics technologies. The BioAPI Specification was approved as an ANSI standard in 2002 and an ISO standard in 2006. The organization now focuses on promoting its adoption and disseminating information and resources. For more information, go to www.bioapi.org.
findBIOMETRICS.com is the leading Biometrics Industry Resource providing free information on all biometric identification and identity verification systems and solutions. findBIOMETRICS has the latest daily news from the global biometric business community, as well as comprehensive vendor lists, informative articles, interviews with Industry Leaders, useful links to Biometric associations and a current list of related industry events and conferences. For more information, go to: http://www.findbiometrics.com/.
The Biometrics Institute is an independent not-for-profit organisation based in Australia providing THE meeting place for any organisation interested in biometrics. It has over 110 membership organisations from Australia, New Zealand and beyond including Australian Customs Service, Department of Immigration and Citizenship, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and New Zealand Customs to name a few. The mission of the Biometrics Institute is to be a forum for biometric users and other interested parties and to facilitate the responsible use of biometrics. Implicit in our mission statement is the need to protect consumer personal data, beyond the current protections offered by the Australian Privacy Act or our trading partners overseas. We submitted a privacy code to govern the members of our Institute to the Office of the Australian Privacy Commissioner which was approved and came into operation in Australia on the 1 September 2007 and now forms part of Australian privacy legislation. For more information visit www.biometricsinstitute.org.
Northstar has been providing recruiting services for technology companies since 1990 and has focused on Identity Management, Biometrics and Integrated Security since 2000. The company's goal is to assist clients in attracting quality candidates with outstanding records and, by blending proven recruiting methods and adhering to the highest levels of ethical professionalism, Northstar strives to function not just as a vendor, but also as an industry resource for clients. For more information: www.northstarcorp.com.
The Biometrics Market Intelligence eUpdate is your market intelligence lens on the world of biometrically enabled identification solutions. The eUpdate, published by Acuity Market Intelligence, offers provocative, candid insight that cuts through market hype to expose bottom line issues that drive this rapidly emerging marketplace. Be prepared for key findings from in-depth market research reports, analysis of the latest news and announcements, and Acuity's unique perspective and commentary on the events that impact and shape our industry. For more information go to: http://www.biometricsmi.com
The RFIDba is a vendor neutral trade association which serves the education and business interests of RFID end-users around the world. Through partnerships with academia and industry, we produce university-level education programs tailored to specific vertical markets. We also foster programs to educate government officials on RFID, sensor and wireless technologies for the formation of public policies on privacy, security, workforce training, certification and international trade. For more information go to: www.rfidba.org
Founded in 1996, the Biometric Digest is the leading technology newsletter dedicated solely to biometric identification technology. Distributed 12 months of the year, it is available as a PDF file and includes hyperlinks to vendor websites. A supplement,"Biometric Media Weekly," provides news and information and is distributed every Wednesday. Key articles and research are available on all biometrics to include fingerprint, voice, facial recognition, iris, vein, handprint, palm and others. To subscribe to this monthly newsletter, with weekly e-mail updates, visit http://www.biodigest.com.
HSToday, an award-winning monthly magazine, provides insight and analysis to homeland security decision-makers. With its in-depth HS coverage, HSToday is the must read magazine that key personnel at local, municipal, state and federal agencies rely upon. In addition to HSToday magazine, their website with its continual updates and daily special topic e-newsletters, keeps you informed. HSToday is free to individuals involved with homeland security. Sign up for your free subscription today at http://www.hstoday.us/.