International Biometric Group to Host Teleconference Series on Thursday, October 14 at 1pm Eastern

IBG monthly teleconference series weighs in on biometric headlines -- Microsoft and IBM driving fingerprints for PC access, revisiting US-VISIT, and more.

New York, NY (PRWEB) October 14, 2004 –- International Biometric Group (IBG) extends an invitation to participate in IBG’s monthly teleconference series on Thursday, October 14 at 1:00 pm ET (10:00 am PT). In these teleconferences, IBG will address questions such as:

-Will computer users embrace new fingerprint login offerings from Microsoft and IBM?
-Why are Cat Stevens’ touring days in the U.S. truly over?
-What landed biometrics in the hospitals in the U.K.?

This month’s teleconference series features three topics. Participants can select from any of the following three tracks, which will be broadcast live in 30-minute intervals:

It was not long after Microsoft announced its biometric PC accessory product line that IBM disclosed its new biometric ThinkPad model. Now that computer industry giants such as Microsoft and IBM have publicly embraced biometrics, how will their product offerings ultimately affect the biometrics industry? Tune in to learn about the background and growth trends of biometrics in PC security applications as well as the implications of Microsoft and IBM’s new product announcements.

On Sept. 30th, visitors to the U.S. from Visa Waiver Program countries started undergoing US-VISIT program procedures of fingerprinting and facial scanning. This milestone was met in the midst of increasing public scrutiny as a result of high-profile incidents involving the identification systems and databases used by the US-VISIT program. This teleconference will provide updates and insight into the future direction of the US-VISIT program in conjunction with the pending issuance of biometric passports internationally next year.

The U.K. Home Secretary, David Blunkett, announced the expansion of the already controversial U.K. national biometric ID card pilot to include the implementation of biometrics in U.K. hospitals. Hear an overview of the use of biometrics in healthcare as it illuminates the issues surrounding this latest biometric news item from the U.K.

There is no fee to participate in IBG’s teleconference series. Visit for access details.

For more information, contact Kyoko Kaneda at e-mail protected from spam bots or 212-809-9491.

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

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