Biometrics Makes Headlines – The findBIOMETRICS 2013 Year in Review

January 15, 2014 – by Peter O’Neill  


This is our 11th Anniversary Year in Review. Thanks to all on our expert panel. This is the largest yearly global snapshot of our industry.

What a year for the Biometrics and Identification Industry!   The past year in biometrics was explosive. Biometrics has become real. From the rapid growth of the FIDO Alliance to the Consumer Electronics Show that hailed in 2014, biometrics are being talked about everywhere! Industry verticals like Border Control, Financial, Healthcare, Law Enforcement, National ID, etc. are all moving aggressively ahead into 2014. Our industry made headlines in 2013 and will continue to do so in 2014, so …be prepared…be innovative …be ready to capitalize on a rapidly growing marketplace.

We received responses from Canada, Spain, Russia, China, Ireland, Mexico, Brazil, Hong Kong, Sweden, Germany, UK, France, Korea, The Netherlands, Taiwan, Lithuania, Singapore, Japan, Italy, Malaysia and the USA.

Participants include:

Iris ID Systems Inc., MorphoTrak, BIO-key, NEC, Cross Match Technologies, FIDO, Aware, Lockheed Martin, 3M Cogent, Acuity Market Intelligence, Smartmatic, ZKTeco, Northstar Recruiting,  IdentityX,  Synaptics, Lumidigm, Green Bit, Suprema,  IBIA, WCC Smart Search & Match, Digital Persona, Nok Nok Labs, MorphoTrust USA, FaceFirst, Natural Security, AGNITiO, David-Link Fingerprint, Smart Sensors, Fingerprint Cards, SRI International, Cognitec, CMITech, EyeVerify, Fujitsu, IDair, Merkatum, Identification Technology Partners, Integrated Biometrics, S.I.C. Biometrics, ipsiti, Secunet, Neurotechnology, Precise Biometrics, SecurLinx, Vision-Box, VoiceVault, Speechpro, Unisys, Anviz, ekey biometric systems, Speed Identity, AOptix, Authentify, CyberExtruder, Synovation, Biometric Signature ID, eID Security, realtime North America, Voice Security Systems, M2SYS Technology, Meryta, SOFTPRO, Biometrie-Online.Net, and IriTech  

I hope you enjoy reading the 2013 Year in Review, which can be downloaded here:

findBIOMETRICS Year in Review 2013