2009 Michael Bunn Memorial Rising Star Award
In August of 2008, Claude Galipeault and Christopher Marsden (pictured left), owners of Digitus Biometrics, approached SBAC for funds to replenish their inventory of their access control panels. The business was heating up and the orders were on the verge of wiping out the inventory on hand. Through the use of City of Savannah loan programs, SBAC was able to turn the loan request around in less than two weeks, allowing an additional fifty units to be built.
Digitus Biometrics is a leading provider of biometric access control solutions. The device enables users to have their fingerprints translated to encrypted templates. The user seeking entry into a restricted area must first scan his fingerprint in order to unlock the secured door. Having watched entirely too much “24″ with Jack Bauer, Stephen George, the loan officer had to ask the question, “What if a bad guy cuts off your finger? Can that be used to gain access?” The answer is no, the unit can tell not only if that is the appropriate fingerprint but if that is a “live” finger, that is where the “bio” of biometrics comes from.
With stricter regulations and the increased demand for secure and controllable access to commercial, research and government facilities, Digitus continues to grow. Today, Digitus systems provide zero-failure fingerprint recognition in nearly 200 government, military, health care, and higher education installations worldwide.
Poised now to enter the global economy, please welcome Digitus Biometrics as the SBAC’s 2009 Michael Bunn Rising Star Award recipient.