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Biometric Merger

by msecadm4921

Two biometric product manufacturers, Identix and Viisage, are to merge in the US.

Robert V LaPenta, chairman of the board of Viisage, said: "The combination of Identix’ advanced multi-biometric search technology with Viisage’s expertise in secure credentials, document authentication and verification will create a global leader in biometric security, providing end-to-end identity solutions for state, local, national and foreign government use, as well as a wide application across the commercial sector. With its proven technology, strength of management and services, and marquee customer base, the combined entity has the ability to achieve significant revenue growth and profitability."

Mr LaPenta will become chairman and chief executive Officer of the combined company. Dr Joseph J Atick, chief exec of Identix, will become vice chairman.

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