Tactical Information Systems (TIS), an innovator in complex and emerging biometric technologies, joins the Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), a unit of the IC2Institute of The University of Texas at Austin, in its IT focus area.
Tactical Information Systems becomes part of the incubator after having won the Austin Chamber of Commerce award at IBM’s exclusive Smart Camp, which identifies early stage entrepreneurs whose business ventures align with IBM’s Smarter Planet vision.
“We’re honored to join ATI, and are excited to take advantage of the wide range of resources here that will lead to our company’s growth acceleration,” said Mary Haskett, co-founder and CEO of TIS. “The incubator’s proven track record, capital connections, and expertise in emerging tech sectors make it a perfect launch pad for our company and the WanderID product.”
TIS provides cloud-based biometric matching of fingerprints, palm prints, and iris and facial images. The company’s newest product, WanderID, uses facial recognition technology to identify individuals who cannot reliably communicate in case of emergency, such as Alzheimer’s patients and young children. WanderID will be featured at the National Down’s Syndrome Congress in San Antonio, Texas, August 5-7, 2011.
“Tactical Information Systems is a proven leader in a cutting-edge field and we are thrilled at ATI to offer them our experience and resources to help grow their business,” said Robert Reeves, ATI IT Portfolio Director.
About the Austin Technology Incubator
The Austin Technology Incubator is a not-for-profit unit of the IC2 Institute of The University of Texas at Austin that harnesses business, government and academic resources to provide strategic counsel, operational guidance and infrastructure support to its member companies to help them transition from early stage ventures to successful technology businesses. Since its founding in 1989, ATI has worked with over 200 companies, helping raise close to $750 million in investor capital. For more information, visit www.ati.utexas.edu.
About Tactical Information Systems
Tactical Information Systems is an innovative leader in the development of complex, large-scale, cloud-based biometric software applications and provides secure hosting and management services for customizable biometric data system to both the private and government sectors around the world. The company is based in Austin, Texas, and its executives have a combined 20 years of experience in the commercialization of emerging technologies and profitable entrepreneurship. For more information, visit www.tacticalinfosys.com.