Smart card and fingerprint sensor reports, secunet tapped by Norwegian Police
24 October, 2014
category: Biometrics, Corporate, Government, Smart Cards
Market reports on fingerprint sensor, smart card markets
The global Fingerprint Sensors Market is projected to cross $14.35 billion by 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 16.8% from 2014 to 2020
This report analyzes the global market and presents details of the market by material, type of sensor, application, and geography. Also, an analysis on the drivers, restraints, and opportunities of the market is presented.
Technological improvements have increased the robustness of area sensors but manufacturing challenges have restrained their mass manufacturing and, as a result, the market price of an area sensor is as much as three times of the market price of a swipe sensor.
There are several trends that have been driving the technological innovations in the industry since its early days, and which, directly or indirectly, are driving the fingerprint sensors market, currently. The major trend that is driving the market is the size reduction of the fingerprint sensors, which enables their integration into mobile phone devices without sacrificing other functionalities.
The key trends which have emerged in the market are the increasing size of fingerprint sensors, resulting in their increasing use in a wide range of mobile devices; technological innovations increasing the robustness and effectiveness, which have been increasing their popularity in biometric systems; increased demand for simplified and secured access of users to their mobile devices; and strategic collaborations among the fingerprint sensor manufacturers and algorithm providers.
One factor that is adversely affecting the growth of the market is the difficulty faced in the manufacturing and fabrication process of the new technologies. Also, fingerprint sensor technologies are still not completely spoofing proof and are in the developing phase. The market is growing, globally; this increasing thrust presents vast opportunities for the players across the value chain.
The smart card market across the globe is expected to expand with new technological applications and is anticipated to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10.5% during 2014-2018
The report, is an outcome of our research and analysis of the worldwide smart card market. The report provides a overview of the smart card market globally, including current trends and drivers coupled with the potential growth areas of the smart card industry have been evaluated in the report.
The report analyzes the smart card market by its major application areas such as government, telecommunication, financial and transportation sectors over a period of seven years. Apart from this, the report also covers mass transit projects and e-passports, which have been one of the drivers of contactless smart cards across the globe. The report provides extensive analysis of the smart card market by each of the application segments till 2018.
Norwegian Police tap secunet for PKI
The Norwegian Police will use a Public Key Infrastructure from secunet to check electronic travel documents. Future uses will be issuing electronic passports and electronic residence permits. In an international tendering procedure, secunet successfully asserted itself against multi-national competition.
For the Norwegian Police, the PKI will form the basis to conduct up-to-date and secure checks of electronic passports and Electronic Residence Permits in the future. Under the contract secunet will, among other things, deliver its eID PKI Suite and hardware security modules, configure and install the complete system and service and maintain it.
The increasing numbers of electronic identity documents require complex background systems. Public Key Infrastructure systems are necessary for the creation, use and management of certificates in order to regulate secure and authorized access to identity documents. During the verification process, reading devices and identity documents make use of certificates which are managed via a PKI.
The project will begin this year with the creation of a National Public Key Directory (N-PKD) for the management and provision of basic information for the authentication of electronic travel documents. The N-PKD forms the national counterpart to the ICAO PKI (International Civil Aviation Organization), which ensures the worldwide interoperability of electronic passports.
In subsequent phases Country Signing Certificate Authority, Country Verifying Certification Authority, Document Verifying Certification Authority and Single Point of Contact components will be delivered. Together, the building blocks create a powerful background system for the issuing, management and checking of eIDs. Additional components can also be added to the system. Complete implementation of the project is planned for the end of 2015.
NexID improves fake-finger detection
NexID Biometrics LLC announced an improvement in the performance of its fake-finger-detection solution.
NexID version 1.2 of its SDK, targeted for initial deployments in November 2014, boosts the accuracy rate range to 96.5% to 99.5% percent in catching bogus identification attempts across a variety of fingerprint-sensor types, such as touch or swipe, and technologies, including optical and capacitance.
The increased performance was achieved without a significant impact on computing time or resources, thereby maintaining high levels of user convenience, the company.
The new SDK’s equal error rates – the inverse of accuracy in correctly identifying a spoof image or not — have been reduced by half from the prior version to 0.5% to 3.5%.