Special Report: Port Security

Biometric Update Special Reports provides analysis and competitive industry intelligence for the global biometrics industry including market size, multiple industry segments, venture capital and other business opportunities, along with in-depth profiles on the best emerging companies and solutions. This report by Biometrics Research Group, Inc. examines biometric credentialing of transportation workers at U.S. seaports along with the security challenges caused by lack of holistic biometric access control options. Download PDF: Special Report – Port Security & Biometrics

Special Report: Mobile Biometric Authentication

Biometric Update Special Reports provides analysis and competitive industry intelligence for the global biometrics industry including market size, multiple industry segments, venture capital and other business opportunities, along with in-depth profiles on the best emerging companies and solutions. This report by Biometrics Research Group, Inc. examines how the total market for mobile biometrics will increase due to smartphone growth along with the drive for password supplantation. This report also outlines the increasing use of mobile biometrics for financial services and

Mobile commerce next killer app for biometrics

Mobile commerce is emerging as the next killer application for biometrics. Previously, Biometrics Research Group, Inc. accurately predicted that biometrics would become integrated within a wide number of mobile devices during the last smartphone product release cycle. The consultancy also correctly predicted that integration would be driven by smartphone and tablet manufacturers such as Apple and Samsung Electronics. Now, another prediction is proving accurate. In a Biometrics Research Note issued in March 2013, the research vendor stated it believed that

Special Report: National and Civil ID

Biometric Update Special Reports provides analysis and competitive industry intelligence for the global biometrics industry including market size, multiple industry segments, venture capital and other business opportunities, along with in-depth profiles on the best emerging companies and solutions. It is essential to any country’s security and economic interests that the identities of persons accessing government or commercial services, benefits, official documents and positions of trust, can be accurately verified. This report by Biometrics Research Group, Inc. examines the numerous electronic

Special Report: Voice Biometrics

Biometric Update Special Reports provides analysis and competitive industry intelligence for the global biometrics industry including market size, multiple industry segments, venture capital and other business opportunities, along with in-depth profiles on the best emerging companies and solutions. This report on voice biometrics looks at both speech recognition and speaker/voice recognition and provides a basic analysis of respective market sizes with a look at some of the main vendors controlling the space including Nuance Communications, ValidSoft Ltd. and VoiceTrust. Download

Special Report: Biometrics and National Security

Biometric Update Special Reports provides analysis and competitive industry intelligence for the global biometrics industry including market size, multiple industry segments, venture capital and other business opportunities, along with in-depth profiles on the best emerging companies and solutions. This report provides an overview of the biometric security initiatives that the U.S. military engages in within theaters of war including: US military budget projects, biometric program guidance, biometric collection processes in theatres of war and personnel training on the use of

Spending on forensic, missing persons DNA biometrics database programs to grow

The Biometrics Research Group, Inc. estimates that law enforcement spending on forensic DNA databases throughout North America will total approximately $750 million in 2015. We project that increasing spending in the DNA biometrics modality will occur due to increased interest surrounding the resolution of missing persons cases. On any given day, there are over 100,000 active missing persons cases in the U.S. and there are approximately 40,000 human remains in medical examiner offices across the country. The Bureau of Justice

500 million biometric sensors projected for “Internet of Things” by 2018

The “Internet of Things” can be defined as a diffuse layer of devices, sensors, and computing power that overlays the entire Internet. Traditionally, the Internet has been defined only by computing and networking equipment, but now the “Internet of Things” paradigm proposes the inclusion  of a wider array of devices, once overlooked. This new paradigm will potentially connect any electro-mechanical device to the Internet with identifying devices or machine-readable instruments. For instance, business may no longer run out of stock

ePassports market to reach $10.2 billion by 2015 with 500 million ePassports issued

Biometrics will experience measured growth due to international cooperation concerning border control.  Security agencies around the world are collaborating on travel security, which has led to greater implementation of electronic documents and readers. With countries aiming to replace existing travel documents with electronic passports, otherwise known as ePassports, the paradigm has shifted towards a highly secure, truly interoperable international border infrastructure that incorporates fast and reliable identity authentication with biometric verification. An ePassport is the same as a traditional passport

Biometrics and Homeland Security – Research Report

Rawlson King, lead analyst for Biometrics Research Group, Inc. takes an in-depth look at the spending and programs that the U.S. Government is engaged in surrounding homeland security initiatives. Read the report here. (new window)