LONDON, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The universal adoption of biometric passports will influence eGate implementation which will become the main revenue generator for the global civil and military biometrics market in the near future. In addition, portable devices used by the police and the military will become a common tool in the fight against crime and terrorism. Biometrics is set for almost universal use in the identification of citizens through eGovernment programmes in which eIDs, eDrivers licences, and eHealthcards will be used.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.aerospace.frost.com), Global Civil and Military Biometrics Market Assessment, finds that the market earned revenues of $ 4.494 billion in 2010 and estimates this to reach $14.685 billion in 2019. The research covers key trends related to biometrics within the border control, military, law enforcement and eGovernment verticals. Over the forecast period, the most significant market driver for biometrics will be border control and the implementation of eGates.
"The civil and military biometric market will be highly influenced by the universal adoption of biometric passports," notes Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Krzysztof Rutkowski. "This will pave the way for the adoption of other measures, such as eGates, that will enhance the biometric possession experience."
Large-scale government programmes have been a catalyst in the adoption of biometric passports. Related to this, the adoption of eGates is crucial to ensure that biometric passports yield effective but economical security. eGates may also become a new standard at all international airports.
The events of 9/11 have heightened the focus on security. EU regulation No. 2252/2004 resulted in biometrics being implemented into European Union (EU) passports in 2005. Such measures have also been aimed at controlling illegal im
|SOURCE Frost & Sullivan|
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