Biometrics Stock Directory Released: North American and Global Markets Forecasted to Have Substantial Growth
Point Roberts, WA, Delta BC – June 8, 2016 – Investorideas.com, a global news source and investor resource covering actively traded sectors releases its updated biometric stocks directory for investors following the sector.
According to research released by Technavio today, the biometrics market in North America is expected to reach over USD 8 billion in revenue by 2020.
They note, “Increased use of websites and web applications by end-users leaves organizations vulnerable to cyber-attacks and data pilferage. The increasing complexity of these attacks and the growing awareness about security risks have compelled end-users to adopt more secure, multi-modal authentication solutions.”
A Research and Market report issued earlier this year -Global Biometric Authentication & Identification Market: Focus on Modality, Motility & Application -- Estimation & Forecast, 2015-2020 – says, “In the last few years, the world has witnessed a series of technological innovations that make the biometrics both technically and commercially feasible today.
With associated advantages of data redundancy, multi-level security, convenience and advanced quality, the global biometric market value is anticipated to grow from $10.08 billion in 2014 to $25.31 billion in 2020 at an estimated CAGR of 16.56% from 2015 to 2020. “
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NXT-ID, Inc. (NasdaqCM:NXTD) is an emerging growth technology company that is focused on products, solutions, and services for security on mobile devices. Our core technologies consist of those that support digital payments, biometric identification, encryption, sensors, and miniaturization. We have three distinct lines of business that we are currently pursuing: mobile commerce, primarily through the application of secure digital payment technologies; biometric access control applications, and Department of Defense contracting. Our initial efforts have primarily focused on the development of our secure products for the growing m-commerce market, most immediately, a secure mobile electronic smart wallet, the Wocket®. The Wocket® is a smart wallet, designed to protect your identity. www.nxt-id.com, www.wocketwallet.com
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.
Alibaba.Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) mission is to make it easy to do business anywhere. The company is the largest online and mobile commerce company in the world in terms of gross merchandise volume. Founded in 1999, the company provides the fundamental technology infrastructure and marketing reach to help businesses leverage the power of the Internet to establish an online presence and conduct commerce with hundreds of millions of consumers and other businesses. BIOMETRICS: Alibaba has its eye on facial recognition. The technology, called “Smile to Pay,” is being developed by Alibaba’s finance arm, Ant Financial. It’s still in beta. It is meant to be usable for Alipay online as well as the Alipay Wallet service. Alipay, likened to Apple Pay, was launched in China in 2004 and leads the market. Alibaba and Ant Financial spokeswoman Miranda Shek said there is no time frame for when Smile to Pay will be available, but it is being tested and opportunities to do so in practical settings are being explored, starting in the Chinese market. (source: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/alibaba-wants-you-to-make-mobile-payments-with-a-smile-2015-03-16?siteid=yhoof2)
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 Solutions
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.
Diebold Inc. (NYSE:DBD) is a global leader in providing integrated self-service delivery and security systems and services. Diebold provides integrated self-service delivery and security systems and services primarily to the financial, commercial, retail, and other markets worldwide. It offers self-service technologies and services, including automated teller machine (ATM) outsourcing, ATM security, deposit automation, recycling and payment terminals, and software. The company also provides self-service support services comprising installation and ongoing maintenance of products, remote services, availability management, branch transformation, and distribution channel consulting, as well as outsourced and managed services, such as remote monitoring, troubleshooting for self-service customers, transaction processing, currency management, maintenance services, and online communication services. In addition, it offers security solutions, which include physical security and facility products, such as pneumatic tube systems for drive-up lanes, vaults, safes, depositories, bullet-resistive items, and undercounter equipment; electronic security products, such as camera and video surveillance equipment, alarms, access control systems, and biometric technologies; and security monitoring solutions comprising remote monitoring and diagnostics, fire detection, intrusion protection, managed access control, energy management, remote video management and storage, logical security, and Web-based solutions. Further, the company provides strategic analysis and planning of new systems, systems integration, architectural engineering, consulting, and project management services; and elections and lottery equipment, networking, tabulation, diagnostic software development, training, support, and maintenance services, as well as designs, installs, maintains, and monitors electronic security systems. Diebold, Incorporated sells its products through its sales personnel, manufacturers’ representatives, and distributors.
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.
ID Global Solutions Corporation (OTC:IDGS) provides multi-functional secure payment solutions for open and closed electronic payment transaction networks. The company is focused on the growing need for fraud protection and identity verification solutions. ID Global was founded to pioneer key innovative approaches for the development, integration, and delivery of advanced digital identification solutions.
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.
Intel Corp. (NasdaqGS:INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Biometrics: True Key™ Technology: With the True Key™ app, you can log in using things unique to you-like your face, fingerprint, and a 2nd device-making it easier for you to stay in control of your online security, without compromising convenience, whether you are on your PC, tablet, or phone
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.
Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) is a global payments and technology company. MasterCard is teaming up with issuers, mobile network operators, acquirers and other service providers to give underserved consumers across the globe access to financial services that offer more ways to pay, greater security and control over their money. Mobile point of sale: Around the world, innovations such as prepaid and mobile payments combined with biometrics are enabling more people to take advantage of formal financial services. We are securing the entire payments ecosystem with EMV, end-to-end encryption, tokenization and authentication.
MGT Capital Investments (NYSE MKT:MGT) recently announced the execution of an asset purchase agreement to acquire certain technology and assets from D-Vasive Inc., a provider of leading edge anti-spy software. In conjunction with the anticipated acquisition, the Company also announced the proposed appointment of John McAfee as Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer upon closing of the transaction. Further, MGT Capital also intends to change its corporate name to John McAfee Global Technologies, Inc. Closing of the acquisition is contingent on customary conditions including approval by MGT's stockholders.
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