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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Biometric Stocks Update; Authentication systems is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 14% till 2020 Says New Report



Biometric Stocks Update; Authentication systems is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 14% till 2020 Says New Report

Point Roberts WA, NEW YORK, NY –March 5, 2015 - Investorideas.com, a global news source covering leading sectors including biometric and cyber security stocks updates its directory for investors following the sector as voice, facial and fingerprint biometrics continue to play a significant role in future technology including secure payments..

According to a report this week from Research and Markets, “The market for biometric authentication systems is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 14% till 2020.”

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AccelPath Inc (OTC:ACLP) through its subsidiaries develops and provides pathology diagnostics solutions. The company also offers design, research and development, integration, sales and support of three- dimensional imaging devices (3D) imaging devices and systems for diagnosis of diseases and other pathologic conditions in the healthcare industries; and intelligent surveillance devices and systems, and 3D facial recognition in the security industries. The company’s primary products for defense and security include 3D SketchArtist, a 3D composite sketch tool to transform ordinary two-dimensional sketches into mock-ups; 3D FaceCam that is used to create 3D face images at light speed; Portable MVR, a video recording device for use in outdoor environments; and OmniEye Wellcam, an ultra-light camera for use in detection of underground weapon caches, and search and rescue beneath building rubble field applications, as well as small tactical ubiquitous detection systems, which are motion-tracking, positioning, and imaging unattended ground sensors that permit long-range surveillance.
American Science and Engineering, Inc (NasdaqGS: ASEI) is a leading worldwide supplier of innovative X-ray inspection systems. With over 50 years of experience in developing advanced X-ray security systems, the Company's product line utilizes a combination of technologies, including patented Z Backscatter™ technology, Radioactive Threat Detection (RTD), high energy transmission and dual energy transmission X-ray. These technologies offer superior X-ray threat detection for plastic explosives, plastic weapons, liquid explosives, dirty bombs and nuclear devices. AS&E's complete range of products include cargo inspection systems for port and border security baggage screening systems for facility and aviation security, and personnel and passenger screening systems. AS&E® systems protect high-threat facilities and help combat terrorism, trade fraud, drug smuggling, weapon smuggling, illegal immigration, and people smuggling.
Analogic Corp (NASDAQGS: ALOG) provides leading-edge healthcare and security technology solutions to advance the practice of medicine and save lives. We are recognized around the world for advanced imaging systems and technology that enable computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, digital mammography, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), as well as automated threat detection for aviation security. Airport Security: Analogic applied its industry-leading CT technology to develop state-of-the-art security solutions for threat detection. These solutions include the TSA-certified examiner Family* eXaminer SX, eXaminer 3DX, eXaminer 3DX-ES, and eXaminer XLB) of automatic Explosives Detection Systems for checked-baggage applications and the Cobra systems for checkpoint applications. For over 40 years we've enabled customers to thrive, improving the health and enhancing the safety of people around the world. Analogic is headquartered just north of Boston, Massachusetts.
Apple Inc. (NasdaqGS:AAPL) designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork, and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple is reinventing the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced its magical iPad which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices. BIOMETRICS: iPhone5S - Fingerprint identity sensor built into the Home button. Introducing Touch ID — a new fingerprint identity sensor. Put your finger on the Home button, and just like that your iPhone unlocks. It’s a convenient and highly secure way to access your phone. Your fingerprint can also approve purchases from the iTunes Store, the App Store, and the iBooks Store, so you don’t have to enter your password. And Touch ID is capable of 360-degree readability. Which means no matter what its orientation — portrait, landscape, or anything in between — your iPhone reads your fingerprint and knows who you are. And because Touch ID lets you enroll multiple fingerprints, it knows the people you trust, too.
Aware Inc (NasdaqGM:AWRE) is a leading provider of biometrics software products and development services to governments, system integrators, and solution providers globally. Our products include SDKs, software components, workstation applications, and a modular, centralized, service-oriented platform. They fulfill a broad range of functions critical to biometric authentication and search, including face, fingerprint, and iris autocapture, image quality assurance, data compliance, capture hardware peripheral abstraction, centralized data processing and workflow, subsystem connectivity, and biometric matching algorithms. The products are used to enable identity-centric security solutions with biometrics for applications including border management, credentialing and access control, intelligence and defense, and law enforcement.
BIO-key (OTC: BKYI) headquartered in Wall, New Jersey, develops and delivers advanced identification solutions to commercial and government enterprises, integrators, and custom application developers. BIO-key's award winning, high performance, scalable, cost-effective and easy-to-deploy biometric finger identification technology accurately identifies and authenticates users of wireless and enterprise applications. Our solutions are used in local embedded OEM products as well as some of the world's largest identification deployments to improve security, guarantee identity, and help reduce identity theft. BIO-key's technology is offered directly or by market leading partners around the world.
CACI International Inc. (NYSE:CACI) provides information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian clients. A member of the Fortune 1000 Largest Companies and the Russell 2000 Index, CACI provides dynamic careers for approximately 15,300 employees working in over 120 offices worldwide. Biometrics and Identity Soluitions
Ceelox, Inc. (OTC:CELO) is a developer and marketer of biometric security and email encryption software solutions for financial institutions, healthcare, government agencies, multiple vertical markets and businesses of all sizes.
Communication Intelligence Corp. (OTC:CICI) is a leading provider of digital transaction management (DTM) software enabling fully digital (paperless) business processes. CIC's solutions encompass a wide array of functionality and services, including electronic signatures, biometric authentication and simple-to-complex workflow management. These solutions are available across virtually all enterprise, desktop and mobile environments as a seamlessly integrated platform for both ad-hoc and fully automated transactions. CIC's platform can be deployed both on-premise and as a cloud-based service, with the ability to easily transition between deployment models. CIC is headquartered in Silicon Valley.
Fingerprint Cards AB (Stockholm:FING-B.ST; Frankfurt:FPQ.F; OTC:FGRPF) markets, develops and produces biometric components and technologies that through the analysis and matching of an individual’s unique fingerprint verify the person’s identity. The technology consists of biometric sensors, processors, algorithms and modules that can be used separately or in combination with each other. The competitive advantages offered by the FPC’s technology include unique image quality, extreme robustness, low power consumption and complete biometric systems. With these advantages and the ability to achieve extremely low manufacturing costs, the technology can be implemented in volume products such as smart cards and mobile phones, where extremely rigorous demands are placed on such characteristics. The company’s technology can also be used in IT and Internet security, access control, etc.
Fujitsu (Tokyo: 6702.T) is primarily engaged in the information communication technology (ICT) business. The Technology Solution segment manufactures and sells products including various servers, storage systems, various types of software, network management systems and optical transport systems, as well as the provision of system integrations services, consulting services, front technology services, network services and system support services. The Ubiquitous Solution segment manufactures and sells personal computers, mobile phones, as well as audio navigational devices, mobile communication equipment and automobile electronic devices. The Device Solution segment manufactures and sells large scale integrations (LSIs), semiconductor packages, batteries, relays and connectors, optical transmitter and receiver modules. Biometric Security
Hawk Systems, Inc. (OTC:HWSY) through its subsidiaries, develops fingerprint authentication technology. Its technology would offer security, convenience, and ease of use in applications, such as automobile locks and theft-protection. The company offers Print Access Security System (PASS), an automotive security product. Its technology could also used for security in banking, healthcare, hotel/casino operations, employee time clock and attendance, stadium security, and sporting and gaming applications where identity management is required.
Hitachi (Tokyo:6501.T) brings a host of comprehensive security solutions, both information and physical security to ensure safety in everyday life. We employ cutting-edge technology to develop robust information and physical security systems, such as RFID, wireless LAN positing systems, biometric access systems, finger vein biometric system, trace detection systems, x-ray CT systems and x-ray DR systems. With our information and biometric security solutions, you can mitigate risks, achieve enhanced performance and ensure seamless business operation.
Holtek Semiconductor Inc (Taiwan:6202.TW) is a leading professional IC design house in Taiwan having its major business activities focused in the area of microcontroller and peripheral component design and marketing. Holtek’s product development strategy is firmly focused in the two areas of microcontroller and microcontroller peripheral devices. In this regard the company has developed and established its image as a professional MCU designer with the expanding MCU application area and service levels creating more room for new development. Presently the Holtek Semiconductor device range includes general purpose and specialised types of microcontrollers which in addition to being used in general purpose applications also see specialised uses in the speech, communication, computer peripheral household appliance, medical equipment, automotive and security etc. application areas. Additionally, Holtek supplies a range of power management devices and non-volatile memory peripheral devices, ensuring that customers are supplied with a functionally comprehensive set of device solutions. To maintain its continued business growth, Holtek, in addition to continuing to expand the range of products within its present device range, based on the semiconductor industry's superiority in its vertical division of labour, will further integrate its upper and lower related resources, and with its professional semiconductor design, wafer manufacturing and packaging experience, be able to provide customers with a total solution service, and improve overall efficiencies. Biometrics: Fingerprint recognition technology provides a secure and accurate means of biometric identification. This range of device from offers users a quick and easy implementation method or biometric fingerprint recognition. The integration of an optical fingerprint sensor, Holtek 32-bit ARM core microcontroller and fully programmed algorithm into a single module together combine to form complete fingerprint recognition module. A number of fingerprint images or templates are stored within the devices internal Flash Memory and therefore retain storage when power is removed. The storage capacity varies according to the module type selected. With easy commands such as learn, login and erase, this range of device offer a convenient and easy to use solution for users wishing to implement fingerprint biometric security into their products.
Honeywell International Inc (NYSE: HON) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. The company’s Biometrics include readers, cards and fingerprint readers.
ImageWare Systems, Inc. (OTC:IWSY) is a leading developer of mobile and cloud-based identity management solutions, providing biometric, secure credential and law enforcement technologies. Scalable for worldwide deployment, ImageWare's biometric product line includes a multi-biometric engine that is hardware and algorithm independent, enabling the enrollment and management of unlimited population sizes. ImageWare's identification products are used to manage and issue secure credentials, including national IDs, passports, driver's licenses, smart cards and access control credentials. ImageWare's digital booking products provide law enforcement with integrated mug shot, fingerprint livescan and investigative capabilities. ImageWare is headquartered in San Diego, CA, with offices in Portland, OR, Washington, D.C., and Ottawa, Ontario.
Ingenico (Paris:ING.PA) provides a range of secure transaction solutions, including hardware, software and services, for payments at points of sale, over the Internet, or by mobile telephone. The Company offers: payment terminals and software; terminal estate management, including security application updates; payment applications (local, international, debit and credit); connectivity; routing; centralization of transactions (Axis); end-to-end security, from terminal to bank or processor; and value-added services, including prepaid mobile phone transfers and top-ups, loyalty card processing, private-label card management and other services including dynamic currency conversion. Biometrics
Ingersoll-Rand Co. Ltd. (NYSE:IR) sets the standard for security technologies. Our innovative security solutions ranges from wireless security products, biometrics and closed-circuit television to high-security mechanical locking systems. With more than 100 years of experience in security technologies, we stand behind every one of our product solutions. It is this commitment to design, performance, technology and service that ensures you can stand behind our products too.
iWallet Corporation (OTC: IWAL) Headquartered in San Diego, California, iWallet is a secure, luxury techcessories company, focused on its robust patent and trademark portfolio in the growing biometric market and combining the latest security features with luxury appointments. iWallet is licensed by Apple Inc. as an official Accessory Developer.
Liska Biometry (OTC: LSKA) provides fingerprint biometric solutions that enable individual authentication, precise identification searches, and cross-platform data interoperability in the United States and internationally. Its identification (ID) management solutions include BIN 1.0 descriptor authentication software, BIN 1.0 descriptor enrollment software, and BIN 1.0 database management software. These solutions provide a biometric identifier number that could be embedded in credit cards and driver's licenses, as well as travel documents, such as visas and passports, and a host of other personal identification credentials. The company also offers ID card design software, printer hardware, camera hardware, and software to support its solutions. Its customers include various government and law enforcement agencies, regional and state education systems, and corporations. Liska Biometry is headquartered in Dover, New Hampshire.
LRAD Corporation (NasdaqCM:LRAD) is using long range communication to peacefully resolve uncertain situations peacefully and save lives on both sides of its proprietary Long Range Acoustic Device®. LRAD® systems are in service around the world in diverse applications including fixed and mobile military deployments, maritime security, critical infrastructure and perimeter security, commercial security, border and port security, law enforcement, emergency responders, emergency warning and mass notification, asset protection, and wildlife preservation and control.
NAPCO Security Systems, Inc. (NASDAQGS:NSSC) is one of the world's leading manufacturers and solutions providers of high-technology electronic security, connected home, video, fire alarm, access control and door locking systems. The Company consists of four Divisions: NAPCO, its security and connected home segment, plus three wholly-owned subsidiaries: Alarm Lock, Continental Instruments, and Marks USA. Headquartered in Amityville, New York, its products are installed by tens of thousands of security professionals worldwide in commercial, industrial, institutional, residential and government applications. NAPCO products have earned a reputation for innovation, technical excellence and reliability, positioning the Company for growth in the multi-billion dollar and rapidly expanding electronic security market. Biometrics: Gemini BioReader
NEC Corp. (Tokyo:6701.T) is a leading provider of systems, components, services and integrated solutions for computing and communications applications. We are focused mainly on providing reliable solutions to meet complex customer requirements. Airport – Border/Port Security: Facial Recogniton, Hydrid-Finger Recognition, Biometrics and Portable DNA Analyzer
Nemex Resources Ltd  (ASX:NXR.AX) boasts a diversified asset portfolio comprising interests in both the minerals and technology sectors. Nemex has a 30% interest in Australian-based biometric technology developer Wavefront Biometric Technologies (WBT) and has the right to increase this to a 51% interest. WBT is in the process of developing and commercialising a unique identity authentication technology. The technology authenticates a person’s identity based on the pattern of light reflected back from the tear film on the corneal surface of the eye. The technology has potential applications across numerous sectors around the world, including banking, healthcare, military, aviation and border control.
Next10 Inc. (OTC:NXTN) engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of security systems for the cargo transportation industry primarily in the United States and Canada. The company offers Bulldog Online Security Systems (BOSS), which is designed to prevent cargo theft from cargo containers, tractor-trailers, cargo vans, tanker trucks, storage year containers, and other cargo transportation and storage equipment. Its products alert onsite security personnel in the event of theft or tampering; alert the driver in the event someone attempts to access the cargo; and monitors multiple roll-up and sliding doors, prevents unauthorized entry and intrusion, and alert the driver through a mobile receiver a thief attempt to enter, move, or remove items from the delivery vehicle. The company’s BOSS line of products primarily include The Yard BOSS, The Road BOSS, The Tanker BOSS, Bulldogs BOSS Tracker, and Mini BOSS System. It offers its products to retail, pharmaceutical, high technology, and government markets.
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. Biometrics Border security
Nuance Communications, Inc. (NasdaqGS:NUAN) is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications. Voice Biometrics
Nuvoton Technology Corporation (Taiwan:4919.TW) is principally engaged in the design, manufacture and distribution of logic integrated circuit (IC) products. The Company provides ordinary ICs, including micro controllers (MCUs), which are applied in touch panels, residential security, air conditioning, motor control, medical electronics, instruments, universal serial bus (USB) devices, wireless audio transmission, information electronics, industrial electronics and automobile electronics, among others; audio ICs, which are applied in toys, automobile audio products, medical products and industrial broadcasting devices, as well as computer ICs, which are applied in embedded controllers, super input/output (I/O) chips, keyboard control (KBC) chips and power management chips. The Company also involves in wafer foundry services, which offers logic, mixed mode, flat cell, flash and high voltage wafer processes. The Company distributes its products in domestic and overseas markets. BIOMETRICS: The N329 series integrates the necessary functions Fingerprint Identification requires such as CMOS sensor interface, Ethernet MAC, HS USB, 2 UARTs and LCD interface. The N329 series features high performance and low cost 32-bit ARM® ARM9EJ-S core running up to 200 MHz ~ 300 MHz, and 8 MB ~ 64 MB DDR memory that can help the user to easily pass EMI and EMC verification in 2~4 layers PCB. All the functions for the Fingerprint Identification are integrated in one chip to save BOM cost. Based on the above features, the N329 series is a cost-effective solution for Fingerprint Identification applications.
NXT-ID, Inc. (NasdaqCM:NXTD) 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/

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