Additionally the biometric sector has made headlines as the Department of Homeland Security tests facial recognition technology and leading companies including Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) add facial recognition to their platforms .
Walter S. Mossberg of The Wall Street Journal recommends iPhone 5s "for anyone looking for a premium, advanced smartphone." He calls the phone’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor "a potentially game-changing hardware feature" and iOS 7 "a radically new operating system."
Ed Baig of USA Today looks at both iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. On the iPhone 5s, he writes, "Taken in totality, the features new to the iPhone 5s make what I consider to be the best smartphone on the market even better." He concludes, "I can strongly recommend either new iPhone but especially the 5s."
David Pogue of The New York Times posts two stories. In his iOS review he writes, "The structure, layout and features represent some of Apple’s best work." In his iPhone review, he calls iPhone 5c "a terrific phone," noting, "The price is right. It will sell like hot cakes." On iPhone 5s, he’s impressed with the improved camera and says the best part of Touch ID is "it actually works — every single time, in my tests. It’s nothing like the balky, infuriating fingerprint-reader efforts of earlier cellphones."
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Accenture plc ( NYSE:ACN ) is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 266,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. Biometrics : Accenture has managed numerous initiatives to improve US-VISIT biometrics through IDENT, including data integration across the Department of Homeland Security and significant biometric data quality enhancements.
Aware Inc ( NasdaqGM: AWRE ) is a leading software and technology supplier for the biometrics, telecommunications, and healthcare industries. Aware's biometrics software products and services are provided to solution vendors and system integrators for use by government agencies towards applications including border management, secure credentials, law enforcement, and national defense. Aware's DSL Service Assurance Group offers test and diagnostics software products that enable broadband service providers to manage their DSL networks. Aware also provides standards-based medical imaging software products to the healthcare industry.
Fingerprint Cards AB ( Stockholm:FING-B; Frankfurt:FPQ ; OTC:FGRPF ) markets, develops and produces biometric components and technologies that through the analysis and matching of an individual’s unique fingerprint verify the person’s identity. The technology consists of biometric sensors, processors, algorithms and modules that can be used separately or in combination with each other. The competitive advantages offered by the FPC’s technology include unique image quality, extreme robustness, low power consumption and complete biometric systems. With these advantages and the ability to achieve extremely low manufacturing costs, the technology can be implemented in volume products such as smart cards and mobile phones, where extremely rigorous demands are placed on such characteristics. The company’s technology can also be used in IT and Internet security, access control, etc.
ImageWare Systems, Inc. ( OTC:IWSY ) is an identity management innovator that has provided advanced biometric solutions to traditional identity markets for more than a decade. Today, we are also using our proven, patented, multi-modal biometric advances to deliver revolutionary mobile capabilities to the wireless, financial services and healthcare sectors. Our cutting-edge IWS CloudID and IWS Interactive Messaging System platforms are enabling extraordinary modular, flexible and scalable identity solutions across a variety of markets. And the PillPhone® is a unique mobile health management application designed to help patients better adhere with recommended medical treatment.
NXT-ID, Inc. ( OTC:NXTD ) Mobile Security for a Mobile World - innovative MobileBio™ solution mitigates consumer risks associated with mobile computing, m-commerce and smart OS-enabled devices. The company is focused on the growing m-commerce market, launching its innovative MobileBio™ suite of biometric solutions that secure consumers' mobile platforms. NXT-ID’ wholly owned subsidiary, 3D-ID LLC, is engaged in biometric identification has 22 licensed patents in the field of 3D facial recognition http://www.nxt-id.com/ , http://3d-id.net/
Precise Biometrics AB ( OTC:PRBCF ; OMX:PREC ) is a market-leading provider of solutions for fingerprint recognition to prove people's identities. With top-of-the-line expertise in fingerprint verification, Precise Biometrics offers fast, accurate and secure authentication of a person. The technology adds value to ID, enterprise and bank cards as well as access to mobile solutions (smart phones and tablets), computers and networks. Precise Biometrics serves business and government organizations throughout the world and its technology is licensed to close to 160 million users.
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