Biometric Fingerprint EquipmentMarket Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2005 to 2010

Report # SH29821398 | 345 Pages | 130 Tables and Figures | 2005

Biometric Fingerprint Equipment Market Assessment

Check Out These Key Topics!
Biometric Market Forecasts and Market Shares
Biometric Industry Segments
Biometric Fingerprint Equipment Market Driving Forces
Types of Equipment Products
Digital Data Systems
Commercial Biometric Fingerprint Markets
Enabling Biometric Technologies
Vulnerabilities To Windows Systems
Biometrics Business Case
Risks in Biometric-Based Authentication
Biometrics Automated Tehnique
Fingerprint Technology
Human Mechanism to Distinguish Between Human Faces
Face Recognition Technology
Iris Reading Algorithms
Iris Reading Accuracy

Biometric Fingerprint Equipment
Market Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2005 to 2010

Access control is central to biometric market development. The driving market forces for commercial biometric fingerprint systems relate to demand for more granular intelligent security systems that provide more access control. Intelligent networks are global. Biometrics is a part of these new markets for access control.

A system will have access control at some level. A very advanced feature set is implemented as software in combination with biometrics security systems. Middleware software has highly evolved voice feature systems that complement software systems that implement over 1,000 different functions for the desktop. It is in this context that biometrics are achieving market penetration.

Biometrics is a method of authentication based on physical or behavioral characteristics. Market growth depends on demand for a quick, secure way to identify people. The Internet security industry is composed of hardware tokens, software tokens, and biometrics. All are used for authentication. The hardware token segments are the most widely used authentication devices set to be replaced by fingerprint identification systems as they become more cost efficient.

Microsoft and the International Biometric Industry Association (IBIA), BioAPI consortium represent standards forces driving market growth. Microsoft is integrating biometric authentication technology into its next version of Windows, thereby validating the technology. The Microsoft implementation sends a message to the market that this technology is ready for widespread adoption.

The law enforcement markets are anticipated to continue to grow at a rapid pace, joined soon by commercial and healthcare markets. The availability of sensors at a cost below $5 is the most significant market driver. The higher price sensors are for door and other applications that people prefer a larger aspect presentation. Low cost and wide applicability of the technology will drive use in every industry.

U.S. Biometric Reader, Sensor, and Scanner Fingerprint equipment market forecasts indicate that markets at $142.4 million in 2004 are anticipated to continue growing through 2010 when they reach $12.6 billion.

Companies Profiled
Labcal Technologies
Precise Biometrics
Recognition Systems
ST Microelectronic (finger-scan)

Report Methodology

This is the two hundred forty fifth 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 data bases. 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 Authors

Ellen T. Curtiss, Technical Director, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, conducts strategic and market assessments in technology-based industries. Previously she was a member of the staff of Arthur D. Little, Inc., for 23 years, most recently as Vice President of Arthur D. Little Decision Resources, specializing in strategic planning and market development services. She is a graduate of Boston University and the Program for Management Development at Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. She is the author of recent studies on worldwide telecommunications markets and the Top Ten Telecommunications market analysis and forecasts.

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 Regional Bell Operating Companies' marketing strategies, Internet equipment, a study of Internet Equipment, Worldwide Telecommunications Equipment, Top Ten Telecommunications, Digital Loop Carrier, Web Hosting, and Application Integration markets. Ms. Eustis is a graduate of Barnard College.

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