Monday, December 10, 2007

Integrated Smart Cards and Biometrics Market - The Next Level of Security

SINGAPORE, Dec 06, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- FRSU charts news PowerRating -- Frost & Sullivan's Smart Card and Auto ID Practice in Asia Pacific ( will host an analyst briefing webinar on the integrated smart cards and biometrics market in the APAC region on December 13, at 11:00 hrs (GMT+08:00hrs) Singapore time.
Biometrics is providing a new level of security in the private and public sectors. Today, certain key applications such as banking, healthcare and government ID have necessitated the need of biometrics integrated with another technology for higher security as well as the storage of more than one application. This sort of integration brings about a truly indispensable tool for identity management, secure transaction capabilities as well as access control security (physical and logical). The smart card has proven to be the most ideal partner with biometric technology providing all these advantages.
In today's world, security has become a key concern. Physical as well as logical security is of equal importance today. A few applications today require the combination of smart cards integrated with biometrics for certain key advantages.
This briefing will look at what these advantages are and in what way the integration of smart cards and biometrics is essential to many of these applications. It will also provide a Global Overview of the market for smart cards integrated with biometrics with a spotlight on the Asia Pacific overview of smart cards integrated with biometrics.
Highlights of the briefing include look at the key drivers and restraints within the market, market forecasts, the competitive structure and a peek into the future with the next stage of development in security. We will also provide an update of related and upcoming research and provide an opportunity for a question and answer session with the analyst.
This briefing will benefit card manufacturers, security system providers, system integrators and venture capitalists willing or contemplating on entering this market. By providing a market overview, companies will be able to understand the requirements and the potential of this region.
Research Analyst, Smart Cards and Auto ID, Frost & Sullivan, Navin Rajendra says, "Smart cards and biometrics are making tremendous growth in the APAC region. Companies are looking at biometrics and smart cards not only as a means of security, but as a tool for data capture, and over all process analysis. The process that is usually under analysis is the frequency of how often a utility is used, attendance of an employee and so on. Offline transactions which are made possible through a smart card have proven to be an essential tool especially in the rural sector where telecommunications development is still lacking. Biometrics coupled with these cards provides an enhanced layer of security to the user removing any discrepancy in the type of transaction conducted or amount transferred."
Join us as Navin shares some invaluable insights on this market. Those interested in registering for the interactive webinar should send an email to Donna Jeremiah - Corporate Communications - at with the following information: full name, company name, title, telephone number, e-mail address, city, state and country.
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