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Acuity Brings Biometric Debate to K(NO)W Identity Conference

Acuity Brings Biometric Debate to K(NO)W Identity Conference

The inaugural K(NO)W Identity Conference is underway in Washington, DC, and as one would expect from an event aimed at shaping the future of identity, biometrics are playing a major role. Biometric authentication is being taken for granted in many of the conversations occurring at K(NO)W, often with fingerprint authentication on a smartphone mentioned as…

Buzz Builds for Behavioral Biometrics Ahead of Expert Webinar

Buzz Builds for Behavioral Biometrics Ahead of Expert Webinar

While numerous vendors at this year’s ISC West security expo continue to demonstrate the utility of traditional biometric modalities like fingerprint scanning and facial recognition, a new kind of biometric technology is poised to take a growing place in the spotlight: behavioral biometrics. Based on the subtle behavioral patterns emerging from how users behave online…

eID Market to Generate $54M in Revenues by 2021: Acuity

eID Market to Generate $54M in Revenues by 2021: Acuity

The worldwide national electronic ID market will produce more than $54 billion in revenues between 2016 and 2021, according to a new forecast from Acuity Market Intelligence. The firm’s report, The Global National eID Industry Report: 2017 Edition, predicts that during that same period, the number of countries issuing eID cards will rise from 124 to…

FindBiometrics Announces First Expert Webinar of 2017

FindBiometrics Announces First Expert Webinar of 2017

FindBiometrics is starting its 2017 webinar season with a bang, tackling one of the hottest topics in the tech world: Mobile biometrics. The field has come a long way from Apple’s pioneering introduction of Touch ID. Fingerprint sensors are now common and widespread smartphone features, and are starting to find their way into multi-modal solutions…

APC, ABC eGate Tech to Bring Revenues of $1B+ by 2020: Acuity

APC, ABC eGate Tech to Bring Revenues of $1B+ by 2020: Acuity

“Acuity predicts that growth [in the APC Kiosk market] will once again pick up steam over the next couple of years as the technology expands in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.” “As the Trump administration doubles down on immigration restrictions and promises of ‘extreme vetting,’ the reality is that biometrics are used…

Acuity Predicts Mainstreaming of Iris, Behavioral Biometrics for 2017

Acuity Predicts Mainstreaming of Iris, Behavioral Biometrics for 2017

Acuity Market Intelligence has announced its “Ten Top Trends for Biometrics and Digital Identity” for 2017. Many of the trends are already underway. Mobile biometrics will continue to go mainstream, enterprise executives will continue to respond to the impacts of the IoT, and more startups and small companies are going to be acquired by bigger…

Cheaper Biometric Smartphones Flooding Global Market: Acuity

Cheaper Biometric Smartphones Flooding Global Market: Acuity

“…there are now at least 120 biometric smartphone models priced under $150, with the average price now only $116.” Biometric smartphones are now flooding the global mobile market and prices are way down, according to a new report from Acuity Market Intelligence. There are now 500 biometric smartphone models on the market, from 87 different…

Biometric Smartphone Market Saw Massive Growth in 2016

Biometric Smartphone Market Saw Massive Growth in 2016

The biometric smartphone market saw growth of over 100 percent last year, according to a new report from Acuity Market Intelligence. In January of last year, there were about 200 biometric smartphone models on the market; now, there are 549, according to the firm. Almost a billion such phones are in use around the world,…

Biometric Tech to See e-IDs Replaced by Mobile Virtual Credentials

Biometric Tech to See e-IDs Replaced by Mobile Virtual Credentials

Electronic passports will peak by 2022, only to be replaced by virtual credentials, according to a new report from Acuity Market Intelligence. That same trend applies to all smart, biometric credentials including national ID cards and driver licenses, the market research firm says. And by 2030, “today’s standard identity credentials will be obsolete,” Acuity said…

Terrorism, Migration Concerns Driving Border Authorities to Biometrics: Acuity

Terrorism, Migration Concerns Driving Border Authorities to Biometrics: Acuity

Increasing concerns about terrorism and mass migration are helping to drive government adoption of biometric border screening, reports Acuity Market Intelligence. The market research firm says that there are currently about 690 million biometric ePassports and 390 million biometric visas in circulation around the world; meanwhile over two billion biometric national IDs are also in…

All Smartphones Shipped In 2018 Will Feature Biometric Tech: Acuity

All Smartphones Shipped In 2018 Will Feature Biometric Tech: Acuity

Acuity is doubling down on its previous predictions about the rise of mobile biometrics. In a new report, the market research firm reaffirms that biometric technology will be in 100 percent of smartphones in 2018, and also looks to growth in other biometric markets. Acuity estimates that about 750 million smartphones featuring biometric technology are…

WEBINAR: Experts Discuss Biometrics, Border Control, National Security

WEBINAR: Experts Discuss Biometrics, Border Control, National Security

June is Border Control & National ID Month at FindBiometrics which culminated in our latest expert webinar held earlier today. Bringing together a panel of industry experts, the webcast kicked off with the latest border control market analysis from Acuity Market Intelligence before launching into a discussion concerning multimodality, best practices, mobility, and regional challenges as…

Are Mobility, Biometrics and Physical Access Intersecting?

Are Mobility, Biometrics and Physical Access Intersecting?

This year’s ISC West conference in Las Vegas was a hit, and mobile identity played an important role this year, with virtual badge technology hogging the spotlight on the exhibition floor. Companies like MicroStrategy, HID Global,  and Allegion were demonstrating solutions that brought physical access credentials into the BYOD arena. – Registration for the Webinar Biometrics,…

Free FIDO Seminar to Discuss Authentication Standards

Free FIDO Seminar to Discuss Authentication Standards

The FIDO Alliance is hosting a free seminar on March 31st on FIDO authentication standards. The event will take place in New York City from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will discuss how FIDO standards are helping to ensure greater security for users and companies, and will features highlights of actual FIDO deployments…

Mobile Biometrics Month 2016: 4 Ways Biometrics Are Making it To End Users

Mobile Biometrics Month 2016: 4 Ways Biometrics Are Making it To End Users

Mobile biometrics are making it into the hands of end users everywhere and in more ways than one. While Touch ID is often credited for bringing biometrics to consumers, a combination of password fatigue, demand for security, and exciting use cases has helped next gen mobile authentication reach a critical mass. Here are four ways…

WATCH: Industry Experts Discuss the Future of Mobile Biometrics

WATCH: Industry Experts Discuss the Future of Mobile Biometrics

Today marked the occasion of our exclusive webinar event Mobile Revolution 2.0: Biometrics, Smartphones, IoT, which brought together an expert panel to discuss the current outlook on the mobile biometrics industry. The webcast begins with Acuity Market Intelligence principal Maxine Most presenting her latest findings pertaining to mobility, biometrics and identity. Most then joined co-panelists…

Mobile Biometrics Are Mainstream, So What’s Next?

Mobile Biometrics Are Mainstream, So What’s Next?

UPDATE: Watch the full presentation of Mobile Revolution 2.0: Biometrics, Smartphones, IoT now! About 600 million smartphones with biometric sensors are currently in use, according to new research from Acuity Market Intelligence. That number is approximately 28 percent of the total number of smartphone devices on a global scale, says the firm. What’s more, there is a…

Acuity: Biometric Smartphones Are Officially Mainstream

Acuity: Biometric Smartphones Are Officially Mainstream

Smartphones equipped with biometric sensor technology are now “officially mainstream,” according to Acuity Market Research. In a new report, the firm estimates that about 600 million such devices are currently being used, accounting for about 28 percent of the global base of smartphones in use. Principal researcher Maxine Most asserts that over the last year,…

Biometrics Year in Review: Password Date of Death

Biometrics Year in Review: Password Date of Death

Another year is almost behind us, and what a year it’s been for biometrics. When it comes to authentication, especially for consumers, the identity industry has made an incredible amount of progress. With biometric sensors and software becoming standard fare on newly released smartphones, an increasing number of feasible consumer grade modalities, and major IT…

FindBiometrics at #BioConnectLaunch

FindBiometrics at #BioConnectLaunch

FindBiometrics was at the BioConnect Launch party, hosted by Entertech Systems at its new Toronto HQ. Here’s a glimpse at the celebration of biometrics and the next generation of physical access. [View the story “FindBiometrics at #BioConnectLaunch Party” on Storify]

Mobile Identity Month: The Multimodal Mindset

Mobile Identity Month: The Multimodal Mindset

Versatility Mobile devices are powerful pieces of technology. Enabling an unprecedented level of communication via multiple channels and methods, smartphones are designed to capture our human experience and translate it to the digital world. When it comes to the context of our lives – what we do, what we hear, see and think – the…

Webinar: Mobile Biometrics & Digital Identity

Webinar: Mobile Biometrics & Digital Identity

New research from Acuity Market Intelligence predicts massive growth for the global mobile biometrics market. Valued at $1.6 Billion in 2014, the firm predicts that the market will grow at a CAGR of 67 percent and hit a whopping $34.6 billion in 2020. This is not just big news for the identity industry, it’s good…

Introducing “Mobile Biometrics & The Next Generation of Digital Identity”

Introducing “Mobile Biometrics & The Next Generation of Digital Identity”

October is Mobile Identity Month at FindBiometrics and for the next four weeks we will be placing a featured focus on the intersection of mobility, strong authentication, digital identity, connectivity and, of course, biometric technology. That’s why next week we are inviting readers of FindBiometrics and the rest of the identity community to participate in…

Biometric App Revenue To Grow at 148 Percent CAGR

Biometric App Revenue To Grow at 148 Percent CAGR

The latest research report from Acuity Market Intelligence concerning biometric software is predicting massive growth for strong authentication on smart mobile devices. Titled “The Global Biometrics and Mobility Report: The Convergence of Commerce and Privacy,” the report details a very high rate of mobile biometric adoption between 2014 and 2020, forecasting that those years will…

Mobile Biometrics Herald Disruptive Change in mCommerce

Mobile Biometrics Herald Disruptive Change in mCommerce

Mobile biometric technology is shaking up the global payments market. According to a new report from Acuity Market Intelligence, by 2020 mobile biometric systems will be used to authenticate almost 65 percent of global mCommerce transactions. That means disruptive change for the mCommerce market. Acuity says that within the forecast period there will be 126…

This Market Firm Predicted The Mobile Biometrics Revolution

This Market Firm Predicted The Mobile Biometrics Revolution

In the latest report from Acuity Market Intelligence, titled The Global Biometrics and Mobility Report: The Convergence of Commerce and Privacy, Maxine Most – Acuity’s principal – dedicates the preface to a notable accomplishment that she shared with FindBiometrics. In February 2011, Most and FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill participated in an NDA conference panel, “Future…

Business is Booming in the APC Kiosk Market: Acuity

Business is Booming in the APC Kiosk Market: Acuity

Business is booming in the automated passport control (APC) kiosk market, according to Acuity Market Intelligence. In a new report, the market research firm calls it the fastest-growing segment of the ABC (automated border control) market. Looking at the last two years, Acuity notes that APC kiosks have been deployed in 37 different airports, with…

Acuity: Huge Growth For Mobile Biometrics Market

Acuity: Huge Growth For Mobile Biometrics Market

Acuity Market Intelligence has released a new report on the global mobile biometrics market, and is predicting huge growth over the next several years. The firm cites smartphones, tablets, and wearables as the main drivers of growth in this market. The firm pegs the market at $1.6 billion for last year, and predicts it will…