NexID Part of Technology Showcase

POTSDAM, NY – 8/17/2012 – NexID Biometrics, a leading provider of spoof mitigation and liveness detection solutions for the biometric authentication industry, today participated in a technology showcase as part of a visit to Clarkson University by U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. The focus of Senator Gillibrand’s visit was to announce proposed legislation to spur job growth through the commercialization of university-based technology and innovations. As a spin-out of research conducted at both Clarkson and West Virginia University, NexID represents such a success story, and was therefore asked to showcase its liveness detection technology for fingerprint scanning devices. A video of the event can be viewed at

About NexID Biometrics

NexID Biometrics is a leading software and technology supplier to the biometric authentication industry. The company develops and licenses liveness detection software that enables fingerprint-scanning technologies to more accurately, and with greater confidence, authenticate scanned images by mitigating spoof-related risks. The company also provides testing and analysis of fingerprint scanning devices to identify existing vulnerabilities to known spoofing strategies. The company’s founders represent some of the world’s leading authorities on biometric spoof mitigation and liveness detection.

About Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Kirsten E. Gillibrand was sworn in as United States Senator from New York in January 2009, filling the seat of the current Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton. In November 2010, Gillibrand won election to the seat with 63 percent of the vote. Prior to her service in the Senate, Gillibrand served in the United States House of Representatives, representing New York’s 20th Congressional District, which spans across ten counties in upstate New York.

About Clarkson University

Clarkson University is a nationally ranked research university offering more than 50 comprehensive programs in business, engineering, science, liberal arts, health sciences, and environmental studies. With 221 full-time teacher-scholars engaged in world-class research, Clarkson has developed an international reputation in the fields of Advanced Materials Science, Biotechnology, Environment & Energy, Entrepreneurship and Global Supply Chain Management.