Latest OpticsReport Sheds Light on Biometrics
Fingers, Faces and Eyes Become 'Passwords'
TUCSON, Ariz., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- OpticsReport, in its continuing coverage of optics-related investment opportunities, explains the types of biometric technologies and how these technologies use human anatomical and behavioral characteristics as passwords. A comprehensive discussion and assessment of leading biometric companies and their products for finger, facial, and eye-scan identification is provided in this latest issue of the respected optics publication. Biometric systems scan body parts such as fingers, faces, and eyes and then use the biometric profiles obtained like keys or electronic passwords. The use of an individual's own body parts makes it virtually impossible to defeat biometric systems by stealing a person's identity, and biometric "passwords" cannot be forgotten. Relying heavily on optics, biometric devices are ready to meet ever-increasing security requirements in scores of applications. Interest in biometrics has grown significantly due to mounting concerns about homeland security and identity fraud. According to the International Biometric Group (IBG), current global biometrics revenues of $601 million (USD) are expected to reach $4 billion (USD) by 2007. According to Gillian Glasser of IBG, "Biometrics initiatives mandated by the government, such as those contained within the USA Patriot Act, the Aviation and Transportation Security Act, and the Enhanced Border Security and Visa Reform Act, will help the industry realize much anticipated growth." Widespread application of biometrics will first be seen in consumer electronics devices not unlike the gadgetry of science-fiction films. According to Michael Stevenson, author of OpticsReport, "Hollywood makes the technology seem futuristic, but biometric identification is rooted in reality. For under $60 you can equip your computer with a fingerprint sensor. No password. No fuss." Kathleen Perkins, CEO and Publisher of OpticsReport commented, "People need to understand that biometrics will replace passwords and key locks. Children today will be explaining to their grandkids how old-fashioned keys worked, and how hard it was to memorize countless passwords. We have researched the sector and selected the best companies for investors interested in this high-growth industry." To purchase the Biometrics report, visit http://www.opticsreport.com About OpticsReport: OpticsReport is published by Breault Research Organization. Founded in 1979, Breault has more than a dozen optical engineers and close ties to the Arizona Optics Association and the University of Arizona's renowned Optical Sciences Center. For additional information, call Kathleen Perkins (CEO) toll-free at 877-885-6176 or see http://www.opticsreport.com
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