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TMCNet:  e-Passport Trends

[March 27, 2014]

e-Passport Trends

(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Dublin - Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7zn8th/epassport_trends) has announced the addition of the e-Passport Trends report to their offering.

An e-Passport, also referred to as a biometric passport or a digital passport, is a combination of electronic and paper identity credential containing biometric information, which can be used for establishing the identity and citizenship of a traveler.

The report analyzes and presents an overview of e-Passport market worldwide. The report in addition provides global estimates and projections for e-Passport in US dollars for years 2012 through 2017. Supported with 2 market data tables, the report provides a review of market trends, growth drivers, advantages, challenges, and functional mechanism for e-passport/biometric passport. The report further discusses about key regional markets including Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and other regions. The report also highlights on various strategic industry activities of major companies witnessed by the industry over the last few years. In addition, 20 companies operating in the e-Passport arena worldwide are profiled, including - 4G Identity Solutions - Datacard Group - Gemalto NV - Morpho Canada - On Track Innovations - Safran USA - Thales Group ... and others.

Key Topics Covered: 1. E-PASSPORT - ENSURING AUTHENTICATION e-Passport - Definition e-Passport - A Historical Perspective Year of Implementation of e-Passports System by Select Countries e-Passport - Adoption and Implementation Continues to Surge Worldwide Table 1: Global e-Passport Market (2012-2017) in US$ Million e-Passport - Concept and Implementation Biometric Technology Enabling e-Passport Facial Recognition Fingerprinting Iris Recognition Challenges with Biometrics Biometric Passport - Functional Mechanism Biometric Standards for e-Passports Status of Biometric Passports in Different Countries Comparison between e-Passports and Normal Passports Advantages of Using e-Passports Challenges with Biometric Passports 2. MARKET TRENDS Mobile Phones Increasingly Gaining Acceptance as Verification Platform Factors Driving Widespread Adoption of Mobile Phones as ID Credentials Counterfeiting Continues to Pose Major Challenge Biometric Technology Emerges at Forefront of Advanced Authentication Solutions Increasing Adoption of Biometric Systems by Countries Worldwide Technology Advancements in Biometrics 3. REGIONAL TRENDS CANADA WHTI Delays e-Passport Project Implementation in Canada Fees Structure Characteristics of the Canadian e-Passport EUROPE Switzerland Announces Roll Out of Biometric Passports Issuance Turkey Eyes Advanced Technology for Biometric Passports Ukraine Introduces Biometric Passports Uzbekistan to Complete Biometric Passports Issuance by 2015 Identification Cards and Passport Issuance to Witnesses Significant Growth in Armenia ASIA-PACIFIC Table 2: Asia-Pacific e-Passport Market (2012-2017) in Million units China at Loggerheads with Other Countries over Issuance of New e-Passports First Time e-Passport Applications Witness Rapid Increase in Taiwan Thailand Enhances Focus on Improving Passport Issuing Services for Thai Expatriates REST OF WORLD Israel to Rollout Advanced Biometric Passport New Biometric Machine in Australia Simplifies Passport Application Process for Nigerians Challenges for Nigerians in Portugal 4. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY Federal State Enterprize Goznak Selects Microchips of OAO " NIIME and Mikron Federal Government of Nigeria to Extend e-Passport Facility Fujitsu Obtains Contract from Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Gemalto Signs Agreement with CEPP to Supply ePassport Solution Giesecke & Devrient Receives Order from Republic of Kosovo to Supply e-Passports Infineon Technologies Receives Contract from Taiwan to Supply Security Chips for Electronic Passport Program Ministry of External Affairs in India to Issue Electronic Passports in India Oberthur Technologies Announces Successful Deployment of e- Passport Solution in Uzbekistan Royal Oman Police Inks Contract with Gemalto for e-Passport Solution Central Bank of Uzbekistan Selects FIME to Supply Test Tools Suite for e-Passports FIME Provides Testing and Certification Services for Russian Biometric e-Passport Project Finnish National Police Board Selects Consortium of Morpho and Oberthur Technologies GET Group Establishes New Office in Washington D.C.

Imprimerie Nationale Selects Datacard Group Infineon Technologies North America and Gemalto Secure Contracts from US Government Printing Office Morpho Secures Contract from Government of Panama Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Installs Biometric Passport Machine in Australia Oslo Airport Deploys EasyPass Passport Control System Speed Identity Secures Contract from Estonian Police and Border Guard Board Suprema Receives Contract from Government of Mexico for Electronic Passport Project Tallin Airport to Deploy Automatic Border Control System Elyctis Introduces ID BOX e-Passport Reader Gemalto Announces Delivery of e-Passport Solution in Korea Green Bit to Supply Biometric Enrollment Solution for Italian e-Passport Issuance Project HID Global Deploys e-Government RFID Reader Technology in Europe ORC and MAG Enter into Strategic Partnership for Hosted Atomic Authorization and e-Passport Validation Services Swedish National Police Board Renews Agreement for Travel Documents with Gemalto Bahamas High Commission in London Announces Installation of e -Passport System Ctrue Forms Collaboration with AssureTec Technology Gemalto Inks Supply Contract with Moroccan Mint: Dar As-Sikkah for e-Passport Solution Ghanaian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Introduces Ghana Biometric Passport Project India Security Press Announces Establishment of e-Passport Manufacturing Facility in Nasik National Database and Registration Authority Announces Successful Trial Run of e-Passport Software Nigerian Immigration Service to Build Database of Biometric Information for Reference Purposes On Track Innovations Obtains Follow-On Orders for eStickers for Upgrading Passports to e-Passports SMARTRAC to Expand e-ID Card and Passport Business in South America 5. PRODUCT/SERVICE LAUNCHES Federal Government of Nigeria Rolls Out e-Passports Libyan Government Unveils Biometric Passports Peru to Rollout e-Passports Algerian Government Unveils Biometric Passport Program Australia Extends SmartGate Solution to US e-Passport Holders Government of Lebanon to Launch Biometric Passports Graphic Security Systems and GET Group Launch GET/Toppan eP6 e-Passport System Indian Ministry of External Affairs to Unveil Biometric Passports Liberian Government Introduces The Liberia ECOWAS Biometric Passport Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Department of Passport in Nepal to Launch e-Passports Zimbabwe to Introduce Electronic Passports Indonesia Introduces New Electronic Passport Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Introduces Biometric Passport Speed Intraproc Introduces Speed Capture Station for e-IDs and e-Passports Sri Lanka to Launch e-Passports 6. MARKET PARTICIPANTS 4G Identity Solutions Pvt., Ltd. (India) Bundesdruckerei GmbH (Germany) Datacard Group (USA) Entrust, Inc. (USA) Federal State Enterprize Goznak (Russia) Flexsecure GmbH (Germany) Gemalto NV (The Netherlands) GET Group (USA) Giesecke & Devrient GmbH (Germany) Graphic Security Systems Corporation (USA) HID Global Corporation (USA) Korea Minting and Security Printing & ID Card Operating Corporation (Korea) Morpho Canada, Inc. (Canada) Mount Airey Group, Inc. (USA) Oberthur Technologies (France) On Track Innovations Ltd. (Israel) Pi Biometrics and Technologies Ltd. (Nigeria) Safran USA, Inc. (USA) Soft Source Information Technology (UAE) Thales Group (France) 7. APPENDIX For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7zn8th/epassport_trends About Research and Markets Research and Markets is the world's leading source for international market research reports and market data. We provide you with the latest data on international and regional markets, key industries, the top companies, new products and the latest trends.

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