Smart card credentials along with biometrics are seeing an uptake in adoption worldwide. ABI Research estimates that about 1.5 billion smart credentials will be issued through 2014.
Governments are adopting the credential to help combat fraudulent and criminal activities, improve return on investment and bundle several applications in one document to create efficiencies for government departments and make the documents more user-friendly, flexible, and secure for citizens
ABI Research’s new “Government and Healthcare Citizen ID Cards” study examines and forecasts the installed base as well as shipments of legacy and smart documentation over a six year period. Applications include driver’s licenses, health care, national ID, passports, voting cards and others. Further forecasts include applications by chip interface and product type.
More information about the report is available here.