I see that as the key advantage of your technology.
We do too and it is very fundamental to our approach. We believe that biometrics offers a lot ofbenefits for society, for users and for organizations and that it needs to be more ubiquitouslyused. But how are we going to get there? Are we truly going to see a world where there is aunique fingerprint sensor on every door, every window, every gate, every PDA, every cell phone
and every automobile? Is that really the way it’s going to go? And don’t forget we’re going tohave to then roll in every different subsystem. We just don’t think that’s a viable way to get to
the security assurance that biometrics can offer. We think the biometric process needs to be"de-coupled" from the access hardware. I should have in my pocket a way to prove my identitybeyond a shadow of doubt biometrically. That device should communicate with standardinfrastructure us
ing the methods that are already deployed. I shouldn’t have to search out
physical installed infrastructures to prove my identity. I should have the ability to prove myidentity on a device in my pocket and have it communicate to provide the appropriatecredentials for whatever transaction it is that I am preparing to make. We see it as similar to themove from pay phones to cell phones. I used to have to search out installed infrastructure tomake a call. Now I carry a personal device to do it.
You have an extensive global reseller partner network. How does this work and where are youseeing the greatest growth?
We’re seeing the greatest growth in North America. We have had good success in building a
partner network worldwide but I would say t
hat there’s a lot of work that still has to be done
there, but we have some very strong partners internationally. I think because of the newness of
the concept of personal biometrics versus the way it’s always been done there’s a lot of
education that has to be accomplished. Right now the markets that are performing the best arethe ones where we have a close presence to help resellers.
Has this been a good year for the company and what can we expect to see next from Privaris?
It has been a very good year with a number of very important product announcements, theplusID 75 that we spoke about and the first enterprise version of our enrollment software thatworks seamlessly with Active Directory and SQL database and multi client environments in a
larger organization. What you’ll see next year are a couple of important announcements. A deal
with RSA to embed RSA one time password secure ID into our plusID products so that it canprovide that credential capability as well. We also have a new low cost transceiver that makes iteasy to implement secure access for gates and garage doors, both for commercial andenterprise applications. Using one of the other communication capabilities of the plusID, which