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Automated Biometric Facilitation Continues to Accelerate!

Posted: September 21st, 2018 | Author:

Two announcements in the last two days, confirm Acuity’s recent research findings that the Automated Border Control Market is evolving from a single-point solution market focused on alleviating chokepoint traffic to an integrated Automated Biometric Facilitation Market designed to simplify and expedite passenger processing from “curb to gate”.

These announcements follow an increasingly rapid string of deployments and commitments by major international airports to adopt Automated Biometric Facilitation in India, and at Honk Kong International airport, as well as Orlando’s commitment to be the first U.S. airport to achieve 100% Biometric Exit implementation.

Acuity’s latest research  – The Airport Automated Biometric Facilitation Report: From Curb to Gate – evaluates the global airport market for Automated Biometric Facilitation from 2018 to 2022. This rapidly evolving market will generate more than $1.3 billion dollars in revenue between 2018 and 2022. Even so, by the end of 2020 just 17% of the Total Addressable Market (TAM) of nearly 100,000 check-in, auto bag drop, and border control, security checkpoint and boarding kiosks and eGates will be deployed.

 

Europe will continue to be the unquestionable revenue leader throughout the forecast period with revenues for Automated Biometric Facilitation solutions growing at a healthy 18.4% CAGR. Europe’s annual revenues more than doubles from 2018 to 2020 accounting for more than 30% of global forecast period revenue as well as total units deployed. However, given the projected growth of airport infrastructure and air passenger numbers in Asia, these market dynamics will shift significantly by 2030.

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Preview Acuity Market Intelligence’s latest market research into the rapidly evolving world of Airport Automated Biometric Facilitation  – The Airport Automated Biometric Facilitation Report: From Curb to Gate  – delivered with Acuity’s typical candid, hype-free, data-driven insight 

This comprehensive, data rich report includes 200 tables and charts representing a wealth of previously unpublished critical data and statistics on the global Airport Automated Biometric Facilitation marketplace:

  • Coverage of 6 critical Automated Biometric Facilitation Solution Types including ABC eGates, ABC Kiosks, Automated Passport Control (APC) Kiosks, Automated Immigration Check-in (AIC) Kiosks, Automated Immigration Boarding (AIB) eGates, and Automated Bag Drop (ABD) Units .
  • Unit and Revenue forecasts Gobally, by Region, and by Solution Type.
  • Regional Analysis with detailed forecasts of eGate and Kiosk unit volumes and revenues by Solution Type.

Acuity also provides detailed Deployment List for ABC eGates and APC Kiosks . Each provides details for all known deployments including location, units, biometrics, registration requires, owners, vendors, and vendor market share analysis.

 


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The Age of Seamless International Travel is Imminent

Posted: February 25th, 2018 | Author:

Biometric Border Innovation Spreads Across the Globe; 4800+ Automated Border Control eGates and Passport Control Kiosks Deployed in 73 Countries

According to Acuity Market Intelligence’s latest research updates, the age of seamless international travel is imminent with more than 4800 Automated Border Control (ABC) eGates and Automated Passport Control (APC) Kiosks are now deployed in 73 countries worldwide. This represents a total of 223 biometric ABC eGate and APC Kiosk deployments across six continents.

The global footprint for biometric-based border automation is expanding as ABC eGates and APC Kiosks have become mainstream and air, land, and sea ports look to increase reliance on these highly successful traveler facilitation solutions.

More than 2500 ABC eGates currently operate at 188 ports in 65 countries, Asia is home to more than 38% of all eGates followed by Europe with 37% of total units worldwide. Acuity expects a modest 10% installed base CAGR for ABC eGates over the next five years. However, many eGates will be upgraded and replaced so annual units deployed will likely be close to 20% of the installed base.

The number of Automated Passport Control (APC) Kiosks nearly doubled between 2015 and 2017 from 1243 to 2300. The Installed base is expected to nearly double again by 2020. Deployments are growing in the US and the Caribbean, Canada is substantially expanding its current program with next generation kiosks while phasing out existing units, and the APC Kiosk approach is now taking hold in Europe and the Middle East.

The next major wave of biometric border automation – currently in its infancy – includes integrating biometric check-in, bag drop, and boarding with passport control. Acuity will provide forecasts for these emerging solutions in the 2018 edition of The Global Automated Border Control Industry Report (http://www.acuity-mi.com/ABCair_Report.php) available this Spring.

In the meantime, get the details in the updated ABC eGate Deployment List (http://www.acuity-mi.com/eGatedep.php) and the APC Kiosk Deployment List (http://www.acuity-mi.com/APCdep.php) Each provides details for all known deployments including location, units, biometrics, registration requires, owners, vendors, and vendor market share analysis


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Acuity Market Intelligence’s 2018 Crystal Ball

Posted: January 26th, 2018 | Author:

Ten Top Trends for Biometrics & Digital Identity

Now that most of the forecasts and prognostications have been made regarding what 2018 holds for biometrics and digital identity, here are Acuity’s top trends for the upcoming year.

  1. The first “hardened” smartphones relying on biometric authentication as the foundational security will appear on the market. No biometrics, no access.
  2. By year end, nearly 3 billion personal mobile devices that incorporate biometric sensors will be in use worldwide, 1.7 billion of these will have shipped in 2018.
  3. BIG BFSIs (Banking, Financial services and Insurance companies) and BIG Tech continue to swallow Fintech upstarts thwarting the full disruptive impact of their innovations.
  4. Biometrics will begin to be broadly recognized as a critical enabler of Identity Centric IT.
  5. Cloud-based biometric solutions will be more widely adopted for consumer and commercial authentication.
  6. Single token biometrics to facilitate travel through airports and other border control chokepoints evolve from trials, pilots, and limited “premier” deployments to consideration for mainstream integration at major airports across the globe.
  7. Customer experience drives breadth and depth expansion of biometric use within Financial Service sector and beyond.
  8. iPhone X FaceID drives broad consumer acceptance of facial recognition despite privacy concerns, even as biometric privacy regulations begin to migrate across the US and the globe.
  9. Biometric market domination begins to shift from sensor-based to software-based solutions.
  10. Biometrics begin their journey from “mainstream” to “ubiquity”

 

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Automated Border Control Kiosks Reach 71 Installations at 59 International Airports and Cruise Terminals

Posted: December 15th, 2017 | Author:

Border authorities have embraced digital identification and biometric-based automation to simplify and accelerate border control processing. Acuity’s latest report on border control kiosks reveals that 71 installations deploying 2283 border control kiosks are active at 59 ports of entry across the globe. These include Automated Border Control (ABC) Kiosks, Automated Passport Control (APC) Kiosks, and Primary Inspection Kiosks (PIK).

As airports and other ports of entry struggle to keep up with increasing volumes of global travelers, automation is the only solution for border control. Integrated digital Identification technology, including document readers and biometrics, allow border agents to securely facilitate low risk international travelers while focusing expensive, high value human resources on genuine threats.

The number of border control kiosks increased more than 60% over last year with CAGR projected to exceed 20% for the next 3 years. The US and Canada dominate the market landscape with 60% and 35% of all border control kiosks deployed. Though only about 100 kiosks are deployed at ten locations across the Caribbean, Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East, Acuity expects the use of these highly efficient and cost-effective border control solutions to migrate broadly within existing regions while expanding to include Asia, Latin America, and Africa over the next few years.

Today, kiosks are deployed at just a few cruise ports, but Acuity expects broader use of kiosks at more seaports and land crossings over the next three to five years. Vancouver Airport’s Innovative Travel Solutions group dominates the global market with more than 60% kiosks unit and installation market share.

Acuity Market Intelligence’s “APC Kiosk Deployment List” (http://www.acuity-mi.com/APCdep.php) provides details for all kiosk border control deployments including location, program, owner, units, vendors, costs, and market share analysis.

Acuity’s border control research and analysis also includes the “ABC eGate Deployment List” (http://www.acuity-mi.com/eGatedep.php) and “The Global Automated Border Control Industry Report: Airport eGates and Kiosks” (http://www.acuity-mi.com/ABCair_Report.php).


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Taming the Authentication Beast: Simplifying and Enhancing the Customer Journey with Biometrics in the Cloud

Posted: September 19th, 2017 | Author:

Financial service organizations that want to reap the benefits of the digital revolution to improve security, reduce friction, lower costs, and attract the most desirable customers, will adopt biometric authentication in the Cloud as the foundation for enhancing and securing the customer journey.

Biometrics are a global phenomenon that financial service players ignore at their peril. Acuity forecasts that by 2022, 5.6 billion biometric mobile devices will secure 1.37 trillion biometrically-enabled payment and non-payment transactions. On-device biometrics may improve the user authentication experience, but the big financial service payoff will come from Cloud-biometrics that also provide secure, reliable identity assurance.

Pushing biometrics to “the edge” of the financial service ecosystem, e.g. smartphones, simplifies authentication and reduces friction, but on-device biometrics can only link a user to a specific device,. Cloud-based, or server-side, biometrics simplify authentication and reduce friction while linking an individual to a Unique Verifiable Identity (UVI) that is device and platform independent, and provides a non-revocable user, not device-based, audit trail for each transaction.

 

Concerns about Cloud biometric data being vulnerable to theft and misuse have been sensationalized. Best practice approaches to deploy solutions purpose-built to secure biometrics, address data storage and management concerns. This includes anonymous storage, disaggregating biometrics from other Personally Identifiable Information (PII) – including templates from multiple biometric modalities – and installing anti-spoofing and presentation attack countermeasures.

Biometrics in the Cloud support continuous authentication via behavioral biometrics, and enable multifactor ’escalation,’ or step-up capabilities, that introduce biometric challenge and response protocols based on dynamic risk assessments. Cloud biometrics should therefore be viewed as more than just a means to enhance the customer journey, but as a path to creating an intelligent, identity-centric platform that addresses authentication risk across the entire financial service enterprise.

Acuity makes the case for Cloud biometrics in our latest whitepaper  Taming the Authentication Beast: Simplifying and Enhancing the Customer Journey with Biometrics in the Cloud.” Download the whitepaper at www.acuity-mi.com/CloudFS.php.


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