Global Iris Biometrics Industry

  • February 2013
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  • Global Industry Analysts
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  • 533 pages

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Iris Biometrics in US$ Thousands. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

The report profiles 87 companies including many key and niche players such as 3M Cogent, Aditech Ltd., AOptix Technologies, Inc., BioEnable Technologies Pvt. Ltd., EyeLock Corp., Human Reco Systems, Iris ID, Inc., IrisGuard Inc., SAFRAN Group, and SRI International.

Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

Table Of Contents




I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Biometrics Technology - A Prelude II-1
Significance of Biometrics II-2
Table 1: Global Biometrics Market (2012): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Revenue by Technology (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-2

Table 2: Biometric Market (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown
of Revenue by End-Use Sector - Public Sector and Commercial
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3
Biometrics - An Essential Security Component for both
Government and Enterprise Sector II-3
World Biometrics Market (2007-2015): Analysis of Demand in
Public Sector by Application Areas - Integrated eBorders,
eID and eGovernment II-4
World Biometrics Market (2011-2015): Analysis of Demand in
Commercial Sector by Application Areas - Enterprise
Security, Information Transactions and Financial
Transactions II-4
Iris Biometrics - A Prelude II-4
Comparative Analysis of Various Biometric Technology Traits II-5
Heralding the Dawn of “Do Nothing” Biometric Technologies II-5
Patent Expiries Set the Ball Rolling for Mainstream Adoption
of Iris Biometrics II-6
Early Success of Iris Biometrics Attributed to Low FTE and High
Accuracy Rates II-6
Iris Biometrics Market Survives 2007-2009 Recession with Just
a Temporary Deceleration in Growth Momentum II-7
The Current State of Europe’s Debt Crisis: At Bursting Point? II-8
Table 3: Breakdown of Gross Government Debt as Percentage of
GDP for the Year 2012 by Country (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-10
Impact of Europe’s Debt Crisis on the Biometrics Industry: A
Review II-10
Current and Future Analysis II-12
Developing Markets - The Current Hotspots for Growth II-12
CIVETS to Replace BRICs as the Focal Point for Future Growth II-12
Access Control - Key Growth Area II-13
Physical Access Control Implementations - The Most Notable
Application Area II-13
Opportunity Indicator: II-15
Table 4: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Electronic Access Control Systems by Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2011, 2015 and 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15
Enabling Workforce Mobility - A Futuristic Business Case for
Iris Biometrics in Enterprise Access Control Applications II-15
Table 5: Worldwide Worker Population (2008 and 2011):
Breakdown of Number of Workers (in Millions) by Nature of
Work - Mobile and Non Mobile (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-16

Table 6: Worldwide Mobile Worker Population (2008 and 2011):
Breakdown of Number of Mobile Workers (in Millions) by
Nature of Work - Mobile Office, Mobile Non-Office, and
Mobile Home Based (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16

Table 7: Worldwide Mobile Workforce (2011): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Number of Mobile Workers by Region
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16
System and Network Access Control - A Robust Market Opportunity
in the Offing II-17
Opportunity Indicators II-18
Table 8: World Market for Smartphones (2011 and 2017P):
Breakdown of Sales in Thousand Units by Geographic
Region/Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18
Growing Demand for Contactless Access Control Applications to
Drive Demand for Iris Biometrics II-18
Government Sector - A Major Revenue Contributor II-19
Iris Biometrics Gains Prominence in Travel and Immigration
Control II-19
National ID Programs - Building Opportunities for Iris
Biometric Systems II-20
Law Enforcement Agencies to Invest Significantly in Iris
Biometric Systems II-21
Prisons and Detention Centers Bank on Iris Biometrics II-22
Future Price Declines to Boost Demand for Iris Biometric
Systems in Enterprise and Consumer Applications II-22
Growing Adoption in Banking and Financial Services Sector II-23
E-Commerce/M-Commerce - Opportunities Galore II-23
Table 9: Global Electronic Payments Market (2009-2013):
Annual Breakdown of Number of Payment Transactions (in
Billions) for e-Commerce Activities (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-24
Stringent Data Protection Laws to Boost Prospects for Iris
Biometrics in the Enterprise Sector II-24
Innovative Applications on the Anvil II-24
Use of Iris Biometrics for Attendance and Workforce Management
to Grow in Prominence II-24
Prevention of Looming Crimes Made Possible with Iris
Biometrics II-25
Hygiene Concerns Create Business Case for Iris Biometrics II-26
Issues II-26
Lack of Strong Historical Database II-26
Public Apprehensions Mar Wider Adoption of Iris Biometrics II-26
Cost Factor II-26
Technical Issues II-26
Scalability Issues II-27
Legal Issues II-27
Lack of Interoperability - A Technical Challenge II-27
Building Awareness on Safety of Technology - Need of the Hour II-28
Technology Developments - The Way Forward II-28
Advanced Hand Held Devices to Bring Portability to Iris
Biometrics II-29
Prevalence of Iris Technology in Global Market (2013 Vs.
2020): A Comparative Study II-29
Technology Integration Gives Rise to Multi-Modal Applications II-29

2. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-31
Biometrics Technology II-31
Introduction II-31
A Peek into the History II-31
Working of Biometrics II-31
Physiological and Behavioral Characteristics II-31
Verification and Identification II-32
Iris Biometrics II-32
Overview II-32
How It Works? II-33
The Algorithms II-33
Precisions II-34
Enrollment and Identification II-34
Types II-35
Active Recognition System II-35
Passive Recognition System II-35
Advantages II-35
Demerits II-35
Application II-36

3. BIOMETRIC STANDARDS II-37
Significance of Standards in the Industry II-37
Organizations/Standards Governing the Use of Biometrics II-37
Biometric Consortium II-37
International Biometrics Industry Association (IBIA) II-37
Commercial Biometrics Developers’ Consortium (CBDC) II-38
National Biometric Test Center (NBTC) II-38
National Biometric Security Project (NBSP) II-38
Biometrics Working Group (BWG) II-38
International Association for Biometrics (iAfB) II-38
International Biometric Foundation (IBF) II-38
European Biometrics Forum (EBF) II-39
Biometrics Security Consortium (BSC) II-39
Nederlands Biometrie Forum (NBF) II-39

4. PRODUCT/TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENTS/ INTRODUCTIONS II-40
BioEnable Launches Indigenous Iris Biometric Scanner II-40
BlinkSpot Develops Biometric Iris Technology II-40
EyeLock Launches EyeSwipe-Nano TS II-41
IRIS Introduces IRISCard4 II-41
EyeLock Launches EyeSwipe-Nano TS II-41
Tri-Star Design Develops First Mobile Iris Recognition Device II-41
Hoyos Group to Launch EyeLock, a Portable retina scanner II-41
Cross Match Launches Iris Scan 2 for Biometric Access Control
Systems II-42
AOptix Unveils InSight® Duo, a Combined Iris and Face
Biometric System II-42
AOptix Rolls Out Dash Sixâ„¢ Iris Recognition Enterprise SDK II-43
Stanley CSS Enters into Collaboration Agreement with Hoyos II-43
AOptix Rolls Out InSight VM II-43
Sarnoff Develops IOM for Long Distance Iris Scanning II-44
Sarnoff Releases Next Generation Walk-through IOM PassPortâ„¢
Iris ID System II-44

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-45
AOptix and Morpho Team Up for Identity Management and
Biometrics II-45
AOptrix Inaugurates New Office in Singapore II-45
AOptix Partners with SITA for Biometric Identity Solutions II-45
Canon to Acquire IRIS II-46
AOptix Inks Strategic Partnership Deal with IATA II-46
AOptix Signs Strategic Partnership Agreement with Emaratech II-47
GVL Joins Global Animal Management to Unveil eyeD II-47
AOptix and HRS Deploy Iris Recognition System at Gatwick
Airport II-47
Mexican Government Awards Iris Recognition Identification
Contract to Unisys Mexico II-48
AOptix Signs Partnership Agreement with Daon II-49
AOptix Partners with Aware for DoD ABIS Compliant Iris
Recognition System II-49
GRI Supplies Iris Technology to Portoss II-50
Microsoft Selects AOptix Insightâ„¢ Iris Recognition System for
Security Center II-51

6. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-52
3M Cogent (US) II-52
Aditech Ltd. (United Kingdom) II-52
AOptix Technologies, Inc. (US) II-53
BioEnable Technologies Pvt. Ltd (India) II-53
EyeLock Corp. (US) II-54
Human Reco Systems (UK) II-55
Iris ID, Inc (US) II-55
IrisGuard Inc. (US) II-56
SAFRAN Group (France) II-56
SRI International (US) II-57

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-58
Table 10: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
IRIS Biometrics Market by Geographic Region - US, Japan,
Europe, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-58

Table 11: World Historic Review for IRIS Biometrics Market by
Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-59

Table 12: World 15-Year Perspective for IRIS Biometrics Market
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World Markets for Years
2004, 2012, and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-60


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Current and Future Analysis III-1
FBI to Consider Using Iris Biometrics for Criminal
Profiling III-1
Privacy and Safety Issues Mar Implementation of Iris
Biometric Recognition Systems at US airports III-1
Product/Technology Developments/Introductions III-1
Strategic Corporate Developments III-5
Focus on Select Regional Players III-8
B.Market Analytics III-12
Table 13: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Iris Biometrics Market Independently Analyzed with Annual
Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 14: US Historic Review for Iris Biometrics Market
Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million
for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-13

2. CANADA III-14
A.Market Analysis III-14
Current and Future Analysis III-14
B.Market Analytics III-14
Table 15: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Iris Biometrics Market Independently Analyzed with
Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 16: Canadian Historic Review for Iris Biometrics
Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-15

3. JAPAN III-16
A.Market Analysis III-16
Current and Future Analysis III-16
Strategic Corporate Development III-16
B.Market Analytics III-16
Table 17: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Iris Biometrics Market Independently Analyzed with
Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 18: Japanese Historic Review for Iris Biometrics
Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-17

4. EUROPE III-18
A.Market Analysis III-18
Current and Future Analysis III-18
B.Market Analytics III-18
Table 19: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Iris Biometrics Market by Geographic Region - France,
Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russian and Rest of Europe
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$
Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 20: European Historic Review for Iris Biometrics
Market by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK,
Spain, Russian and Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 21: European 15-Year Perspective for IRIS Biometrics
Market by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russian and
Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2004, 2012, and 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

4a. FRANCE III-21
A.Market Analysis III-21
Current and Future Analysis III-21
Strategic Corporate Development III-21
Safran Group - A Key French Player III-21
B.Market Analytics III-22
Table 22: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Iris Biometrics Market Independently Analyzed with
Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 23: French Historic Review for Iris Biometrics Market
Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million
for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-23

4b. GERMANY III-24
A.Market Analysis III-24
Current and Future Analysis III-24
B.Market Analytics III-24
Table 24: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Iris Biometrics Market Independently Analyzed with
Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 25: German Historic Review for Iris Biometrics Market
Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million
for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-25

4c. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-26
A.Market Analysis III-26
Current and Future Analysis III-26
Strategic Corporate Development III-26
Focus on Select Regional Players III-26
B.Market Analytics III-28
Table 26: United Kingdom Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Iris Biometrics Market Independently Analyzed
with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 27: United Kingdom Historic Review for Iris Biometrics
Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-29

4d. REST OF EUROPE III-30
A.Market Analysis III-30
Current and Future Analysis III-30
Product/Technology Development/Introduction III-30
Strategic Corporate Development III-30
B.Market Analytics III-31
Table 28: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Iris Biometrics Market Independently Analyzed
with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 29: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Iris Biometrics
Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-32

5. ASIA PACIFIC III-33
A.Market Analysis III-33
Current and Future Analysis III-33
Scope for Iris Biometric Recognition in India III-33
Product/Technology Development/ Introduction III-33
Strategic Corporate Development III-34
Focus on Select Regional Player III-34
B.Market Analytics III-35
Table 30: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Iris Biometrics Market Independently Analyzed
with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 31: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Iris Biometrics
Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-36

6. THE MIDDLE EAST III-37
A.Market Analysis III-37
Current and Future Analysis III-37
UAE Banks on Iris Recognition for Immigration Control III-37
Recent Industry Activity III-37
B.Market Analytics III-38
Table 32: Middle East Current and Future Analysis for Iris
Biometrics Market Independently Analyzed with Annual
Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 33: Middle East Historic Review for Iris Biometrics
Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-39

7. LATIN AMERICA III-40
A.Market Analysis III-40
Current and Future Analysis III-40
Strategic Corporate Developments III-40
B.Market Analytics III-42
Table 34: Latin American Current and Future Analysis for
Iris Biometrics Market Independently Analyzed with Annual
Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 35: Latin American Historic Review for Iris Biometrics
Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-43


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 87 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 99)

The United States (43)
Canada (1)
Japan (1)
Europe (33)
- France (4)
- Germany (3)
- The United Kingdom (17)
- Spain (2)
- Rest of Europe (7)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (18)
Africa (1)
Caribbean (1)
Middle East (1)

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