Biometrics: Market Shares, Market Strategies, and Market Forecasts, 2015 to 2021

$4000 - Single Copy or $8000 - Web Posting | Report # SH26471914 | 1,003 Pages | 419 Tables and Figures | 2015
  • Key Topics
  • Biometrics
  • Identity and Access
  • Management
  • Wireless and Mobile Security
  • Price Of Biometrics
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • Time Attendance
  • Biometrics Pinter Output
  • Biometrics Fingerprint
  • Scanner
  • Portable Fingerprint Scanner
  • Java Fingerprint Scanner
  • Biometric Fingerprint Reader
  • Biometric Facial Recognition
  • Biometric Voice Recognition
  • Biometric Iris Recognition
  • Biometric Handprint
  • Recognition
  • Biometric Signature
  • Recognition
  • Biometric Identity
  • Management Solutions
  • software applications
  • Fully certified livescan
  • Multimodal mobile hardware
  • Acquisitions of biometric
  • companies
  • Services addressing multiple
  • biometric and credentialing
  • modalities
  • Biometric Applications
  • Web cloud-based identity
  • management software
  • Mission Oriented Biometric
  • Software
  • Handheld and fix station
  • identity management
  • Livescan Management
  • Software (LSMS)
  • Biometrics for Law
  • Enforcement
  • Biometrics for Applicant
  • Processing
  • Border patrol
  • Law enforcement
  • Multimodal biometrics
  • Access control
  • AFIS and ABIS Backend
  • Systems
  • Technology Solutions
  • Fingerprint
  • Palm
  • Full-hand
  • Iris scanners
  • Facial Capture Systems
  • Multi-Credential Readers
  • Time Attendance |
  • Fingerprint Time Attendence
  • Staff Management Time
  • Attendnace
  • Fingerprint Readers
  • Fingerprint Reader Mobile
  • Laptop Fingerprint Reader
  • Fingerprint Access Control
  • Access Control
  • Waterproof Fingerprint
  • Low Price Fingerprint Time
  • Attendance Terminal
  • Fingerprint Password Lock
  • Touch Screen Password
  • Lock
  • Key Lock Safe
  • Biometric Fingerprint Reader
  • Sagem Fingerprint Readers
  • Fingerprint Reader Mobile
  • Laptop Fingerprint Reader
  • Apps

LEXINGTON, Massachusetts (October 3, 2015) – WinterGreen Research announces that it has published a new study Biometrics:  Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2015 to 2021.  Next generation biometrics implements smart devices that leverage better technology, they support high quality data gathering in the specific milieu in which they are being used.  Devices are targeted to specific situations.  Hybrid devices increase identification accuracy by combining two or several technologies and approaches to the market.  The study has 1003 pages and 419 tables and figures.
Biometric identity units provide security protection from a variety of perspectives.  Units are comprised of integrated biometric capture devices.  Biometrics is used to identify anyone in an accurate, repeatable manner.  Physiological characteristics used for biometrics commonly include the face, fingerprints, voice, and DNA.  Modern biometrics hybrid fingerprint recognition use onboard fingerprint readers.  Mobile devices use capacitive technology to implement security systems   Growth of biometrics security systems is being fueled by rising threats.  Different portable device implementations have given rise to multiple technology breakthroughs in size, weights, and length of battery use..  

Modern biometrics hybrid fingerprint recognition use onboard fingerprint readers.  Mobile devices use capacitive technology to implement security systems   Growth of biometrics security systems is being fueled by rising threats.  Different portable device implementations have given rise to multiple technology breakthroughs in size, weights, and length of battery use.
Biometrics is used to identify people in an accurate, repeatable manner.  Physiological characteristics used for biometrics include the face, fingerprints, and DNA.    Developments relate to the ability to unobtrusively collect face and voice biometrics, supplementing fingerprinting that has been dominant .  Biometrics technology measures personal physiological characteristics for the purpose of unique identification and security.  
Apple advanced the OS X "Quick Look" feature for iOS devices using an intense touch gesture.  Apple extended fingerprint technology as Touch ID.  iDevice displays are taking on fingerprinting capabilities and sensitivities beyond the home button.  Apple introduces the possible use of virtual knobs, controlling video games via the home button.
Apple is working on assigning different bank accounts to different fingerprints.       Apple next-gen touch panel technology introduces the next wave of biometric capabilities.  Apple next-gen touch panel technology using nano silver wire materials brings sensitivity to iPad displays.  The technology finds its way into the Apple watch and the iPhone.  This technology gives Apple significant market advantage in the payment verification market.  

•    Automated fingerprint identification systems (AFIS)
•    Palm and vein reading systems that supplement AFIS
•    Non-automated fingerprint identification systems
•    Facial recognition
•    Iris scans
•    Integrated AFIS, face, and iris systems
•    DNA readers
•    Biometric signatures
•    Data encoders
•    Bar coder 
•    Document scanner

Biometric identity units provide security protection.  Units are comprised of integrated biometric capture devices and readers, systems to store and use the biometric identifiers.   Biometrics units are comprised of fingerprint systems, facial recognition, iris scans, and biometric signatures.  They include data encoders.  Data encoders may be implemented as a bar coder or document scanner.  Units are sometimes contained in ruggedized briefcases for military, public safety, and civil identification applications.
Advances in technology, miniaturization, and improved mobile device technology enable uses previously thought impossible, or never even imagined.   Voter registration in low-literacy economies is now economical.  Identifying persons of interest in a crowd can be done with biometrics.
Growth of biometric technologies has been in response to global security threats.  Terrorist attacks, airport security initiatives, and attempts to lower crime rates have brought an increasing investment in biometric security systems.    Government projects include ePassports, eDriving licenses, border management, and national IDs.   These initiatives have been implemented in developed countries.  
A rise in government projects has been seen as terrorists become an increasing threat.  This has been accompanied by increasing data security concerns.  There is a need for advanced security devices.  

Biometrics use cases can be consumer- or citizen-facing.  These use cases are typically high-volume, low price broadly implemented systems.  Enterprise-facing use cases include government law enforcement, and defense applications where an organization is implementing smaller volumes of devices, or where the devices are more expensive.    Use cases define the biometrics market.    Biometrics is used  to identify individuals with confidence.   When used in law enforcement, cases are resolved quicker and with more convictions of guilty people.
Security systems implementations drive the market for biometric systems.  Biometric data protection is being used to replace photographs, passwords and PIN codes.   
India, Mexico and Russia are driving the extraordinary growth of biometric systems.  China has a biometric national ID program that commenced in 2013.  India is getting on board.  Computer storage of important documents has created an increasing need for biometric security systems.

Key industries in the biometrics market are finance, consumer devices, and healthcare.   Key use cases include smart phone payment systems, consumer device authentication, mobile banking, automated teller machines (cashpoints), government IT systems, point-of-sale transactions, pharmacy dispensing, and wearable device authentication.     Call center use cases apply across nearly all industries.  
Biometric modalities include hybrid fingerprint / palm print, facial recognition, iris image, and voice recognition.    The global biometrics market is $7.0 billion in 2014, rising  to $44.2 billion by 2021.  Biometrics revenue and device shipment forecasts are segmented by modality and market segment.   There are four market segments, law enforcement, border control which includes government ID systems, workplace access, and consumer ID.  

According to Susan Eustis, leader of the team that prepared the study, “Biometrics represent a multi-billion dollar industry because the devices provide personal identity protection.  Biometrics is used by civil authorities to permit the organization of people into units of government that are a cohesive group of people, not intruded upon by outsiders.  Biometrics provides a cornerstone of law enforcement agencies with fingerprint ID.”


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Companies Profiled
Market Leaders
  • NEC
  • Safron MorphoTrak
  • 3M / Cogent
  • Gelamto / Avalon Biometrics
  • Tyco
  • M2SYS
  • Suprema
  • Fujitsu
  • DigitalPersona
  • Cross Match Technologies
  • Apple / AuthenTec
  • Aware
  • Green Bit
  • Iris ID Systems
  • Cognitec Systems
  • Iritech
  • Bio-key
Market Participants
  • 3M
  • Agnitio
  • Amano USA Holdings, Inc / AccuTime
  • Systems
  • Apple / AuthenTec
  • Atos
  • Aware
  • Bethcom 716
  • 5.10 BIO-key
  • Cognitec Systems
  • Communication Intelligence
  • Corporation
  • Cross Match / Francisco Partners
  • CSC
  • Daon
  • Dialog Semiconductor / Atmel
  • Diamond Fortress
  • EgisTec
  • FaceFirst
  • Fingerprint Cards AB
  • FotoNation
  • Fujitsu
  • Gemalto
  • Gemalto Group /Avalon
  • Biometrics
  • Google
  • Goodix Technology
  • Green Bit
  • IBM Facial Recognition
  • IdentiPHI
  • Idex
  • IDtech360
  • Integrated Biometrics
  • Intel
  • Interlink Electronics
  • Iris ID Systems
  • IriTech
  • RDSK / Litronic
  • M2SYS
  • Mereal Biometrics
  • Merkatum Biometrics Security &
  • ID
  • Mobbeel
  • Mobizent
  • NEC
  • Next Biommetrics
  • NitGen & Company
  • Nuance
  • Precise Biometrics
  • Qualcom
  • Reserve Group / Integrated
  • Biometrics
  • Safran Morpho
  • Science Applications International
  • Corporation (SAIC)
  • SecuGen
  • SIC Biometrics
  • SmartMetric
  • Smiths Detection
  • Steria
  • STMicroelectronics
  • Suprema
  • Symantec
  • Synaptics
  • Tyco Integrated Security
  • UnionCommunity / Virdi
  • United Technologies Corporation
  • / UTC Building & Industrial
  • Systems / Supra
  • Vision-Box
  • WCC Smart Search & Match
  • WHO
  • Witswell Consulting and Services
  • / Cyber-SIGN 950
  • Zvetco Biometrics 952
  • Selected Biometric Industry
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Acquisition by Atos of Siemens IT
  • Solutions and Services 2011
  • ST Microelectronics (Finger-Scan)
  • Spins off UPEK
  • Motorola Selling Biometrics
  • Business SAFRAN / Sagem SÄ
  • Safran Acquisition of L-1 Identity
  • Solutions Formed From A Merger
  • of Visage Technology, Inc. and
  • Identix
  • 3M Acquisition of Cogent
  • Amano USA Holdings, Inc. (AUH)
  • acquired ATS
  • Apple Acquired AuthenTec
  • AuthenTec Acquisitions of
  • SafeNet’s Embedded Security
  • Solution Division, UPEK, Inc.,
  • PeerSec Networks and Proxure,
  • Inc.
  • Smart Sensor Solutions
  • BIO-Key International / S.I.C.
  • Cross Match Acquired The
  • Biometric Business of
  • DigitalPersona
  • Cross Match Acquired Biometric
  • Authentication Business of Labcal
  • Technologies
  • Francisco Partners Acquired Cross
  • Match Technologies
  • Gemalto / Avalon Biometrics
  • Dialog Semiconductor / Atmel
  • IdentiPHI
  • Steria
  • Symantec Acquires VeriSign
  • Security Business

Report Methodology

This is the 647th report in a series of market research reports that provide forecasts in communications, telecommunications, the internet, computer, software, and telephone equipment. The project leaders take direct responsibility for writing and preparing each report. They have significant experience preparing industry studies. Forecasts are based on primary research and proprietary databases. Forecasts reflect analysis of the market trends in the segment and related segments. Unit and dollar shipments are analyzed through consideration of dollar volume of each market participation in the segment. Market share analysis includes conversations with key customers of products, industry segment leaders, marketing directors, distributors, leading market participants, and companies seeking to develop measurable market share. Over 200 in-depth interviews are conducted for each report with a broad range of key participants and opinion leaders in the market segment.

About the Company

WinterGreen Research, founded in 1985, provides strategic market assessments in telecommunications, communications equipment, health care, and advanced computer technology. Industry reports focus on opportunities that will expand existing markets or develop major new markets. The reports assess new product and service positioning strategies, new and evolving technologies, and technological impact on products, services, and markets. Market shares are provided. Leading market participants are profiled, and their marketing strategies, acquisitions, and strategic alliances are discussed. The principals of WinterGreen Research have been involved in analysis and forecasting of international business opportunities in telecommunications and advanced computer technology markets for over 30 years.

About the Principal Author

Susan Eustis, President, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, has done research in communications and computer markets and applications. She holds several patents in microcomputing and parallel processing. She is the author of recent studies of the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) marketing strategies, Internet software, a study of Push to Talk Equipment, Worldwide Telecommunications Equipment, Top Ten Telecommunications, Digital Loop Carrier, Web Hosting, Business Process Management, Servers, Blades, the Mainframe as a Green Machine, and Application Server markets. Ms. Eustis is a graduate of Barnard College.

$4000 - Single Copy or $8000 - Web Posting | Report # SH26471914 | 1,003 Pages | 419 Tables and Figures | 2015