How new 3D biometric identification can improve biosecurity within and between swine farms

24 May 2018, at 12:00am

The technology will be presented at this year's World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa

The seminar:

Wednesday, 6 June, 2018

1 - 2 pm

Walnut Center, World Pork Expo Media Room

Farm personnel and visitor traffic within and between swine farms remains a major cause of disease transmission and outbreaks. ProtocolTM, a new 3D biometric identification system, is now available to provide 24/7 monitoring and pro-active control of human access into and between facilities and that allows the near-real-time collaborative sharing of facility-access information. Dr Thomas Parsons, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, and Kent Andersen, NoveTechnologies, will review the importance of reliable premise-access controls to ensure the wellbeing of animals and employees, and demonstrate how these new technologies can be incorporated into today’s swine production facilities to provide additional biosecurity protections.


• Thomas Parsons, VMD, PhD, BA, Professor & Director, Swine Research & Training, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

• Kent Andersen, Director of Marketing, NoveTechnologies, LLC, Omaha, Nebr.

Speakers will be available for interviews immediately following the news conference.