Gemalto ranked first in government and healthcare electronic documents study

Gemalto announced it has been ranked first in ABI Research`s most recent study of the leading suppliers for government and healthcare electronic documents. The company’s top ranking can be attributed to its comprehensive portfolio of platforms and services for governments and citizens, advanced production capabilities and service delivery, and extensive list of references and ability to positively influence the development the government ID market. Runners up were Datacard with 40% of government ID projects and its acquisition of Entrust, ranking

Top biometrics news stories, week of July 13

Biometrics Week in Review: biometric visa for South Africa tourism, FiDELYS smartwatch, VISA Europe considers biometrics, biometric intelligence lab, travel biometrics testing center, Emirates Identity Authority, U.S. military, biometric-based banking solution, voice authentication for call centers and a report on global eID Here’s a recap of most popular and noteworthy biometrics news stories that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. New South African tourism rules require many tourists to obtain biometric visa in person – The South African tourism department

Global eID revenue to reach $54 billion, says Acuity

According to a new study from Acuity Market Intelligence, the global market for national electronic ID (eID) programs will generate US$54 billion in revenues between 2013 to 2018. The firm also estimates that the number of national eID cards in circulation will double from 1.75 billion to 3.5 billion during this same time period. “In five years time, half of the world’s population will have a chip-based national eID card, including near-complete regional coverage in Europe,” according to C. Maxine

World e-ID Congress

September 22-25, 2014 Marseille Provence, France Identity services for Government, Mobility & Enterprise Conference Since 2004 World e-ID gathers e-ID programs managers, government officials and technology experts around world’s most inspiring large scale rollouts and latest innovations. Over 400 delegates from 60 countries are expected in 2014. Among the conference highlights: mobile ID advances, emerging countries and EU projects’ latest results, cyber-security policies, e-ID for banking. Its 50-booth exhibition, featuring e-ID solutions leaders, will add knowledge sharing and networking opportunities

1.1 billion Civil ID documents to be issued by 2018: Report

Biometrics Research Group, Inc. has released a special report that examines the numerous electronic credentials and processes emerging within the National and Civil ID market. The research group has estimated that the total number of unit shipments of National or Civil ID documents worldwide will be at 500 million by the end of 2014 and will reach 1.1 billion by 2018. This number includes national identity cards, e-Passports, e-Health cards, eIDs, drivers’ licenses and other electronic documents. Biometrics Research Group

secunet introduces policy framework for eID PKIs

German IT security solutions provider secunet announced at Security Document World 2014 that it will introduce a policy framework for public key infrastructures with regard to electronic identity documents. According to the company, the framework includes all international specifications that are currently required for operating a PKI for government identity documents such as passports.Governments that wish to establish a PKI for their eID infrastructure can use the framework to significantly reduce the expenditure of establishing their own set of regulations. In

911.1M government ID documents to be shipped by 2018: Frost

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan has found that the unit shipment of government ID documents stood at 459.6 million in 2013 and is expected to reach 911.1 million by 2018. Many of these ID documents typically include biometric data. The new research, Government ID: A Fragmented and Competitive Market, covers e-Passports, e-Health cards, eIDs, drivers’ licenses and other electronic documents. The new report is a part of Frost & Sullivan’s Smart Cards Growth Partnership Service program. “International regulations for travelers

SuperCom reports new orders, worth more than $4M

SuperCom has announced that it has received new orders totaling more than $4 million. The company, which specializes in eID security systems and electronic monitoring, expects to deliver these orders in the first half of 2014. “I am very pleased with these new orders as it represents the realization and the potential in our proposals and bids pipe line,” Arie Trabelsi, CEO of SuperCom said. “It also underscores the outstanding cooperation and the smooth integration that the newly acquired SmartID division

Infineon says Q1 2014 earnings better than expected

Infineon has just announced its results for the first quarter of 2014. “Infineon has made a good start into the new fiscal year,” Reinhard Ploss, CEO of Infineon Technologies said. “Earnings were better than expected, benefittingfrom the efficiency measures undertaken at our manufacturing facilities. Good order intake and positive forecasts for the global economy underpin our outlook: Infineon is poisted to profitably grow in 2014.” Specifically, the company has reported revenue for the period reached €984 million, though revenue for the

Infineon to supply security controllers for Slovakian eID cards

Infineon has announced that its security controllers have been selected for a deployment of eID cards in the Slovak Republic. According to the company, 20 of the 35 countries around the world that have introduced eIDs with online functions are in Europe. More than 70 percent of these European deployments include technology from Infineon. According to EUROSMART, the international association of the smart card industry, a total of more than 150 million eID cards with an online feature had been issued in