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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Drone Stocks Opportunity; Market for commercial/civilian drones to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19% between 2015 and 2020



Drone Stocks Opportunity; Market for commercial/civilian drones to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19% between 2015 and 2020

Point Roberts WA, NEW YORK, NY – April 21, 2015 - Investorideas.com, a global news source covering leading sectors including tech stocks updates its directory of drone stocks for investors as research shows the opportunity and market is growing rapidly.

In a recent report from BI Intelligence, reviewing the levels of the growing global industry for commercial drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), they noted the following:

“The global commercial drone market will take shape around applications in a handful of industries: agriculture, energy, utilities, mining, construction, real estate, news media, and film production.

Most growth in the drone industry is on the commercial/civilian side, as the shift away from the military market gains momentum. The market for commercial/civilian drones will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19% between 2015 and 2020, compared with 5% growth on the military side.

E-commerce and package delivery will not be an early focus of the drone industry.

Legacy drone manufacturers focused mostly on military clients do not have a natural advantage in the fast-evolving civilian drone market.

Proposed US regulation would effectively end the ban on commercial drone flights and would allow low-altitude flights of small drones within view of a ground-based pilot.

The rules are unlikely to be finalized before early 2017. Some believe it will happen earlier. But we believe it most likely that widespread but heavily restricted commercial UAV flights will become routine sometime that year.

Technology barriers are at once a roadblock and a huge business opportunity.

Many of the notable early commercial UAV manufacturers are emerging outside of the US market: These include Switzerland-based senseFly (owned by France-based Parrot), Canadian firm Aeryon, publicly traded Swedish firm CybAero, Shenzhen, China-based DJI, and Korea-based Gryphon.

The commercial-drone industry is still young but has begun to see some consolidation and major investments from large industrial conglomerates, chip companies, and defense contractors.”



DRONE Stocks
AeroVironment, Inc. (NasdaqGS:AVAV) is a technology solutions provider that designs, develops, produces and supports an advanced portfolio of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and electric transportation solutions.  Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company’s electric-powered, hand-launched unmanned aircraft systems extensively to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance and communication. AeroVironment’s electric transportation solutions include a comprehensive suite of electric vehicle (EV) charging systems, installation and network services for consumers, automakers, utilities and government agencies, power cycling and test systems for EV developers and industrial electric vehicle charging systems for commercial fleets.
Ambarella, Inc.  (NasdaqGS:AMBA) is a leading developer of low-power, high-definition and Ultra HD video compression and image processing solutions. The company's products are used in a variety of cameras including security IP-cameras, sports cameras, wearable cameras and automotive video camera recorders. Ambarella compression chips are also used in broadcasting TV programs worldwide. DRONES: Ambarella is at the forefront of a new generation of high-performance HD and Ultra-HD sports and flying cameras designed for the outdoor enthusiast.  These action cameras are expected to have small form factors and long battery lives, without sacrificing the advanced features that make vivid, clean video and professional-quality still images a reality.  Whether mounted on a quadcopter or worn while skiing, these devices are required to perform complex image stabilization functions, adapt to ever-changing lighting environments and communicate wirelessly with smartphones on-the-fly.  Ambarella addresses the demanding requirements of the sports and flying camera market by offering products that combine exquisite video and image quality, low power consumption, and best-in-class compression efficiency.
Boeing Co (NYSE: BA) is the world's largest aerospace company and the leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Additionally, Boeing designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems. As a major service provider to NASA, Boeing is the prime contractor for the International Space Station. The company also provides numerous military and commercial airline support services. Boeing provides products and support services to customers in 150 countries and is one of the largest U.S. exporters in terms of sales. Boeing has a long tradition of aerospace leadership and innovation. We continue to expand our product line and services to meet emerging customer needs. Our broad range of capabilities includes creating new, more efficient members of our commercial airplane family; integrating military platforms, defense systems and the warfighter through network-centric operations; creating advanced technology solutions that reach across business units; e-enabling airplanes and providing connectivity on moving platforms; and arranging financing solutions for our customers. DRONES: Boeing and The Insitu Group have developed and built a low-cost, long-endurance autonomous unmanned vehicle, called ScanEagle. ScanEagle is based on Insitu's Seascan miniature robotic aircraft and draws on Boeing's systems integration, communications and payload technologies. The Unmanned Little Bird Demonstrator is a modified MD 530F single-turbine helicopter designed for optionally manned flight. It won the AHS 2005 Grover E. Bell award for the best advancement in rotorcraft research that year. The platform is capable of dual pilot, single pilot or no pilot flight operations. It can be remotely operated or programmed for autonomous operations in any of these operational modes.
Drone Aviation Holding Corp. (OTC: DRNE) provides critical aerial and land based surveillance and communications solutions to government and commercial customers. Utilizing a unique tethering capability, drone systems operate in the National Airspace within FAA guidelines for safe operations. Drone systems are designed and developed in-house utilizing proprietary technologies and processes that result in compact, rapidly deployable aerostat solutions and mast based systems to fulfill critical requirements by the military and law enforcement in the U.S. and to our allies around the world.
Facebook (NasdaqGS:FB) operates as a social networking company worldwide. The company builds tools that enable users to connect, share, discover, and communicate with each other; enables developers to build social applications on Facebook or to integrate their Websites with Facebook; and offers products that enable advertisers and marketers to engage with its users. DRONES: Ascenta - Announcing the Connectivity Lab at Facebook, a team that is working on new aerospace and communication technologies to advance the Internet.org mission of improving and extending internet access. The Lab, which includes some of the world’s top experts from Ascenta, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA’s Ames Research Center, and the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, is already working on new delivery platforms including planes and satellites to provide connectivity. The Connectivity Lab at Facebook is developing ways to make affordable internet access possible in communities around the world. The team is exploring a variety of technologies, including high-altitude long-endurance planes, satellites and lasers.
Google Inc. (NasdaqGS:GOOGL) is a global technology company. The Company’s business is primarily focused around key areas, such as search, advertising, operating systems and platforms, enterprise and hardware products. In April 2014, Google Inc acquired Titan Aerospace, a Moriarty-based manufacturer of solar-powered drones. Google / Titan Aerospace is a manufacturer of solar-powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). The Company operates a research and development facility located in Moriarty, New Mexico, where it is working with the FAA to obtain airspace for flight testing within the National Airspace System and Special Airworthiness Certification for its Solara aircraft.
InvenSense, Inc. (NYSE:INVN) is the world`s leading provider of intelligent sensor system on chip (SoC) for Motion and Sound in consumer electronic devices. The company`s patented InvenSense Fabrication Platform and MotionFusion® technology address the emerging needs of many mass-market consumer applications via improved performance, accuracy, and intuitive motion-, gesture- and sound-based interfaces. InvenSense technology can be found in Mobile, Wearables, Smart Home, Industrial, and Automotive products. InvenSense is headquartered in San Jose, California and has offices in Boston, China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, France, Canada, Slovakia and Italy. DRONES: The MPU-3300 offers industry best performance in harsh industrial environments where extreme temperature ranges, and severe shocks are present. Applications that can be addressed with the MPU-3300 include Attitude Heading Reference Systems (AHRS) for Aerospace and Robotics; Navigation Systems for Industrial Vehicles, Aircraft, and Ships; Platform and Antenna Stabilization, Precision Robotics, Inventory Control Systems, Survey Instruments, Factory Equipment, Industrial Power Tools, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Precision Agriculture Machinery, Guidance and Steering Applications, and Construction Equipment.
Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 113,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. DRONES: The K-MAX unmanned cargo helicopter keeps forward operating bases supplied, reducing the number of truck convoys – and the troops that protect them – on the dangers roads of Afghanistan. Unmanned aerial systems like Desert Hawk III enables soldiers to see what’s over the next hill, while persistent surveillance platforms like PTDS, High Altitude Airship, Hybrid Air Vehicle and ISIS can keep eyes in the sky over vast areas for weeks, months and even years at a time.
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Unmanned Air Systems/Drones
Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee and Textron Systems. DRONES: Textron Systems’ businesses develop and integrate products, services and support for aerospace and defense customers, as well as civil and commercial customers including those in law enforcement, security, border patrol and critical infrastructure protection around the globe. Harnessing agility and a broad base of expertise, Textron Systems’ innovative businesses design, manufacture, field and support comprehensive solutions that expand customer capabilities and deliver value. Textron Systems consists of its Advanced Information Solutions, Electronic Systems, Geospatial Solutions, Lycoming Engines, Marine & Land Systems, Support Solutions, TRU Simulation + Training, Unmanned Systems and Weapon & Sensor Systems businesses.
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

SNS FiRe Conference Names NXT-ID (Nasdaq:NXTD; NXTDW) a 2015 FiReStarter Company

SNS FiRe Conference Names NXT-ID (Nasdaq:NXTD; NXTDW) a 2015 FiReStarter Company

Global Thought Leaders Converge to Work on Solving Some of the World's Greatest Challenges in Real-Time

FRIDAY HARBOR, WA - April 15, 2015 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Strategic News Service (SNS) is proud to announce that NXT-ID (NASDAQ: NXTD) has been selected as a 2015 FiReStarter company to be featured at the 13th annual Future in Review (FiRe) conference.
Described by The Economist as "the best technology conference in the world," FiRe features global thought leaders in technology and the global economy, including Elon Musk, Craig Venter, Michael Dell, Vint Cerf, Leroy Hood, Patti Grace Smith, Mark Hurd, Paul Jacobs, and many others. FiReStarters are selected based on the strength of their innovations and their potential to bring positive change to the world, and are showcased at an exclusive investor reception at the FiRe conference, in panels throughout the event, and with ongoing relationships introduced and supported by SNS.

NXT-ID Inc. is a United States-based biometric authentication company focused on the growing mobile commerce market. The company's lead product is Wocket®, its next-generation smart wallet. Designed to protect the identity of users, it eliminates nearly all the physical cards in a wallet without needing a smartphone or Internet connection. In addition to passwords and private notes, virtually any credit, debit, membership gift, or loyalty card in a wallet today can be loaded and protected on Wocket. The included WocketCard works virtually anywhere magnetic-stripe cards are accepted today and can only be used with the owner's biometric (voice) stamp of approval or with a PIN. The Wocket can be stylishly accessorized to meet the taste and lifestyle of users, making it a true replacement for the conventional wallet. For more information, visit www.wocketwallet.com.

"We are truly honored and excited to be named a FiReStarter company," said Gino Pereira, CEO of NXT-ID. "We look forward to sharing our view of the future in payments and personal privacy, as well as hearing about the great innovations from our fellow FiReStarter nominees."

"We are delighted to have NXT-ID as a FiReStarter company as we move toward FiRe 2015. Its work in addressing future privacy and security issues in the mobile payment world are both timely and robust," said Mark Anderson, FiRe chair and CEO of the Strategic News Service. "I want a Wocket myself."

Future in Review is a gathering of world-class thought leaders, convened each year with the goal of providing the most accurate look forward in technology. FiRe is a world leader in exploring how technology drives the world economy and in using technology to solve major social challenges. These goals have been consistently achieved through FiRe's collaboration across technology-driven industries and through active support from the global FiRe community. Now in its 13th year, FiRe 2015 will take place October 6-9, 2015, at the Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley in Park City, Utah.

To register for FiRe 2015, go to www.futureinreview.com.

Strategic News Service was founded by Mark Anderson in 1995 as the first subscription-based online news service. Since its inception, SNS has proven the most accurate predictive report covering technology and the global economy. Its subscribers include top managers at technology and finance companies across the globe, including Oracle, Microsoft, HP, Dell, Cisco, Intel, Google, British Telecom, SpaceX, Amazon, Telstra, and others.

SNS has been operating the annual FiRe conference since 2003. FiRe exposes world experts and participants to new ideas, and conversations about them, producing an accurate portrait of the future; and focuses on creating technology solutions to current local and global problems. FiRe 2015 will take place October 6-9, 2015, at the Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley in Park City, Utah. For more information and to register, go to www.futureinreview.com.

Future in Review™ is a Strategic News Service™ conference. Future in Review and Strategic News Service (SNS) are registered international trademarks. The "SNS Global Report" is the most accurate publicly ranked predictive newsletter in computing and communications.


About NXT- ID Inc. - Mobile Security for a Mobile World: (NXTD) (NXTDW):
NXT-ID, Inc.'s innovative MobileBio® solution mitigates consumer risks associated with mobile computing, m-commerce and smart OS-enabled devices. The company is focused on the growing m-commerce market, launching its innovative MobileBio® suite of biometric solutions that secure consumers' mobile platforms led by Wocket®; a next generation smart wallet designed to replace all the cards in your wallet, no smart phone required. Wocket was recognized as one of the top technology products at CES 2015 by multiple media outlets including Wired.com. The Wocket works anywhere credit cards are accepted and only works with your biometric stamp of approval. http://www.wocketwallet.com/

NXT-ID' wholly owned subsidiary, 3D-ID LLC, is engaged in biometric identification and has 22 licensed patents in the field of 3D facial recognition http://www.nxt-id.com/, http://3d-id.net/

Forward-Looking Statements for NXT-ID: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements reflect management's current expectations, as of the date of this press release, and involve certain risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include statements herein with respect to the successful execution of the Company's business strategy. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of various factors. Such risks and uncertainties include, among other things, our ability to establish and maintain the proprietary nature of our technology through the patent process, as well as our ability to possibly license from others patents and patent applications necessary to develop products; the availability of financing; the Company's ability to implement its long range business plan for various applications of its technology; the Company's ability to enter into agreements with any necessary marketing and/or distribution partners; the impact of competition, the obtaining and maintenance of any necessary regulatory clearances applicable to applications of the Company's technology; and management of growth and other risks and uncertainties that may be detailed from time to time in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Strategic News Service
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

NXT-ID's (Nasdaq:NXTD; NXTDW) Wocket Smart Wallet Nominated for 2015 New York Design Awards in 'Product Design- Technology'

Breaking Tech News: NXT-ID's (Nasdaq:NXTD; NXTDW) Wocket Smart Wallet Nominated for 2015 New York Design Awards in 'Product Design- Technology'

OXFORD, CT - April 14, 2015 (Investorideas.com Newswire) NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD;NXTDW), a biometric authentication company focused on the growing mobile commerce market, announces that its Wocket® smart wallet has been nominated for the 2015 New York Design Awards under the category 'Product Design - Technology'.

The Design100, New York City Design Awards are part of a global multi-disciplinary awards program. The winners are based on over 2,500 ratings from the marketplace, industry and judging panel. Winners will be announced May 5th.

Gino Pereira, Chief Executive Officer said, "We are honored to be recipients of the 'Chairman's Nomination' for this year's New York design awards. We are excited to see our Wocket smart wallet nominated under the product design category, just as consumers are about to embrace it in the marketplace. It's a great validation of the team's hard work"

Wocket is a smart wallet designed to protect your identity and replace all the cards in your wallet, with no smart phone or cloud required. Wocket works anywhere credit cards are accepted and only works with your biometric stamp of approval.

All your credit, debit, loyalty, gift, ID, membership, insurance, tickets, medical information, passwords, and virtually any other card can be protected on Wocket.

See the Wocket listing for the 2015 New York Design Awards at:

Order your Wocket by invitation at www.wocketwallet.com

About design100
design100's mission is to celebrate the courage of those who commission design and those who create it. design100 provides a collaborative platform of award programs across three continents, supported by the world's most creative minds and organizations. It prides itself on accelerating the transformation to a design-led marketplace; one that understands that tomorrow is the result of yesterday's courage. Each design100 award program acknowledges that we live in a marketplace where the quality of our design choices should be a mix of sound commercial understanding and courageous, relevant design. design100's unique difference is to recognize the courage of both those who commission design and those who create it. Professional development of practitioners has been well catered for by industry bodies. design100's focus is to also accelerate the development of those who commission design.


About NXT- ID Inc. - Mobile Security for a Mobile World: (NXTD) (NXTDW):
NXT-ID, Inc.'s innovative MobileBio® solution mitigates consumer risks associated with mobile computing, m-commerce and smart OS-enabled devices. The company is focused on the growing m-commerce market, launching its innovative MobileBio® suite of biometric solutions that secure consumers' mobile platforms led by Wocket™; a next generation smart wallet designed to replace all the cards in your wallet, no smart phone required. Wocket was recognized as one of the top technology products at CES 2015 by multiple media outlets including Wired.com. The Wocket works anywhere credit cards are accepted and only works with your biometric stamp of approval. http://www.wocketwallet.com/

NXT-ID' wholly owned subsidiary, 3D-ID LLC, is engaged in biometric identification and has 22 licensed patents in the field of 3D facial recognition http://www.nxt-id.com/http://3d-id.net/

Forward-Looking Statements for NXT-ID: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements reflect management's current expectations, as of the date of this press release, and involve certain risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include statements herein with respect to the successful execution of the Company's business strategy. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of various factors. Such risks and uncertainties include, among other things, our ability to establish and maintain the proprietary nature of our technology through the patent process, as well as our ability to possibly license from others patents and patent applications necessary to develop products; the availability of financing; the Company's ability to implement its long range business plan for various applications of its technology; the Company's ability to enter into agreements with any necessary marketing and/or distribution partners; the impact of competition, the obtaining and maintenance of any necessary regulatory clearances applicable to applications of the Company's technology; and management of growth and other risks and uncertainties that may be detailed from time to time in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contacts:
Corporate info: info@nxt-id.com


Media:
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Monday, April 13, 2015

Adoption of Smart Wallets; Apple Pay, Google Wallet and Wocket (NASDAQ:NXTD); Ultimately Consumers Will Have the Final Decision

Tech Media Alert; Adoption of Smart Wallets; Apple Pay, Google Wallet and Wocket (NASDAQ:NXTD); Ultimately Consumers Will Have the Final Decision

NEW YORK - April 13, 2015 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Investorideas.com (http://www.investorideas.com), a global news source covering leading sectors including mobile payments and biometrics reports on user experience and the adoption of new payment technologies including Apple Pay, Google Wallet and the Wocket®.

With Apple Pay users reporting limited retailer acceptance and problems at checkout, even with its growing adoption rate, it is not the 'holy grail' for new payment technologies. This opens the door for competition - and the game is definitely on.

Everyone seems to be taking a different approach, but most are similar in that they are still focusing on mobile payments.

Wocket is taking a different path; a smart wallet designed to protect your identity and replace all the cards in your wallet, with no smart phone or cloud required.

The Company has released user video testimonials for Wocket smart wallet on social media for http://www.wocketwallet.com. The payment technology is currently being used and tested by early access pre-order customers and is still expected to ship to pre-paid consumers this spring.

One video shows a user at Whole Foods and paying for a taxi with the Wocket Smart Wallet: http://youtu.be/DQ7pyFQ8fs0


The other video shows a transaction with the Wocket smart wallet at an ATM, something that obviously can't be done with a smartphone:


Gino Pereira, Chief Executive Officer of NXT-ID, Inc. (NXTD) said: "Wocket® is a 'smart wallet' so users expect us to be convenient and secure. What's special though and makes Wocket stand out from competitors is its ubiquitous acceptance. While other digital payment solutions are convenient, they can only be used at limited locations. Wocket truly replaces your entire wallet because it is accepted everywhere you use your cards today - even ATM's."

According to a recently published report from Phoenix Marketing International, *'Apple Pay: The First Four Months': "Just four months after Apple Pay went live on October 20, the Apple Pay adoption rate came in at an impressive 11% of all credit card-owning households and 66% of iPhone 6 owners, according to new research from Phoenix Marketing International among 3,002 credit cardholders. Most adopters (82%) linked a credit card to Apple Pay but over half (53%) linked a debit card and 20% included a GPR prepaid card in the new wallet."

"However, the early-on transaction potential is being undercut by low repeat usage and lost payment opportunities," said Greg Weed, Director of Card Research at Phoenix. "The demand is there: 59% of Apple Pay users have gone into a store and asked to make a purchase with Apple Pay. But so is the disappointment: 47% visited a store that was listed as an Apple Pay merchant only to find out that the specific store they visited did not accept (or were not ready to accept) Apple Pay."

"Even though Apple Pay users generally give the scheme high marks and 23% expect to significantly increase use over the next 3 months, problems at check-out are downgrading transaction potential," said Leon Majors, Senior Vice President at Phoenix. "Two-out-of-three Apple Pay users have reported a problem at checkout - mostly related to terminals not working or taking too long to make the transaction, inaccurate posting of transactions and the inability of cashiers to help buyers who needed assistance in using Apple Pay," Majors added.

"Since Apple Pay is still in an introductory mode and the NFC acceptance network still has a long way to go, adding a continuously updated 'local store directory' to the Passbook app is a necessary, short-term product improvement," said Mr. Weed. "Posting a list of participating retailers on a website is not cutting it. In the last four months, 48% of users have paid with Apple Pay just one time and that's not going to cut it either."


Jean-Noel Georges from Frost & Sullivan recently told InvestorIdeas "Apple's announcement of their decision to use NFC technology surprised the payment industry. In 2014 it was unexpected news because at this time, many firms were looking at alternative payment solutions such as HCE.

In 2013, Samsung and VISA did a global strategic alliance to offer the NFC payment service to clients without the need to involve Telecom operators. With the LoopPay acquisition (also financed by Visa) Samsung could address magnetic stripe technology. This would guarantee a bigger market adoption rate as this solution could work with traditional payment terminals, thus, merchants would not need to upgrade their existing terminals.

As a result of the two previous announcements, Google was forced to react. ApplePay has had a really good start in the US market and has whetted the appetite of Google for mobile payment. According to Frost & Sullivan research, Google, an OS Maker, attained 72.8 percent of the global market share in 2013 and is expected to reach 78.5 percent by 2018.

Even if Google's strategy initially appears as a reaction rather than a forecasted response, I think that the company already has deep payment knowledge and a large smartphone portfolio to include in their payment offering; the firm is well placed in the mobile payment race.

Ultimately, consumers will have the final decision."


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Friday, April 10, 2015

User Testimonial Videos for NXT-ID’s (NASDAQ:NXTD) Wocket Smart Wallet Released

Tech Media Alert; User Testimonial Videos for NXT-ID’s (NASDAQ:NXTD) Wocket Smart Wallet Released

Programmable Wocket Card Takes Cash from an ATM, Makes Purchases at Whole Foods and in a Taxi

April 10, 2015 (Investorideas Newswire) Investorideas.com, a global news source covering leading sectors including tech stocks, reports that NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD;NXTDW), a biometric authentication company focused on the growing mobile commerce market has released user submitted videos for its Wocket smart wallet in real world  financial transactions on its Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin social media pages.     

The Company recently announced its Wocket® smart wallet was shipped to several early access pre-order customers.

User submitted video testimonials:  

Whole Foods & Taxi Paying with the Wocket Smart Wallet  http://youtu.be/DQ7pyFQ8fs0



Using the Wocket Smart Wallet at an ATM http://youtu.be/PT8ORiYlam4



Wocket (www.wocketwallet.com) is a smart wallet designed to protect your identity and replace all the cards in your wallet, with no smart phone or cloud required. Wocket works anywhere credit cards are accepted and only works with your biometric stamp of approval.
All your credit, debit, loyalty, gift, ID, membership, insurance, tickets, medical information, passwords, and virtually any other card can be protected on Wocket.
About NXT- ID Inc. - Mobile Security for a Mobile World: (NXTD) (NXTDW):
NXT-ID, Inc.'s innovative MobileBio® solution mitigates consumer risks associated with mobile computing, m-commerce and smart OS-enabled devices. The company is focused on the growing m-commerce market, launching its innovative MobileBio® suite of biometric solutions that secure consumers' mobile platforms led by Wocket®; a next generation smart wallet designed to replace all the cards in your wallet, no smart phone required. Wocket was recognized as one of the top technology products at CES 2015 by multiple media outlets including Wired.com. The Wocket works anywhere credit cards are accepted and only works with your biometric stamp of approval. http://www.wocketwallet.com/

NXT-ID’ wholly owned subsidiary, 3D-ID LLC, is engaged in biometric identification and has 22 licensed patents in the field of 3D facial recognition http://www.nxt-id.com/, http://3d-id.net/

NXT- ID Inc Contact:
Corporate info: info@nxt-id.com

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