Underwear Bombers and Mossad Agents Beware: ePassports and eVisas Will Change the Game

Acuity Market Intelligence reports that the fragmented and complex ePassport and eVisa marketplace will stabilize over the next few years delivering on security promises by creating a secure, consistent, and far more reliable global identification infrastructure.

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a strong trend towards the development of international standards ... for ePassport and eVisa implementations ... will produce reliable globally integrated solutions that are far more difficult to “game” by novices or experts

Louisville, CO (PRWEB) March 2, 2010

Acuity Market Intelligence of Louisville, Colorado, an emerging technology strategy and research consultancy with a proven record of accurately anticipating identification solution market trends, today reported that the fragmented and complex marketplace for secure travel credentials - ePassports and eVisas - will stabilize over the next few years delivering on security promises by creating a secure, consistent, and far more reliable global identification infrastructure.

These comment were part of a discussion of pre-publication analysis from "The Global ePassport and eVisa Industry Report". This timely report - scheduled for April 2010 publication - addresses the underlying market issues exposed by recent events from the attempted Christmas day "Underwear bomber" incident in the United States to the Dubai assassination case.

"The ePassport and eVisa marketplace is highly fragmented and consists of a complex network of policy makers, local and global technology and solution providers, and government agencies with diverse interests, priorities, and objectives," says Acuity Principal, C. Maxine Most. "Deployed solutions are therefore progressing in "fits and starts" with performance and usability advancing at uneven rates by region and country. This was evident in the Dubai assassination case where inconsistencies in document and identity vetting and verification processes allowed individuals to create and travel on fake passports".

"There is, however, a strong trend towards the development of international standards and the emergence of global best practices for ePassport and eVisa implementations from enrolment and credentialing to issuance and verification" adds Rudie Lion, secure document and smart card expert and report co-author. Lion continues, "This standardization will smooth out some of the rough spots in market evolution, creating a more stable market environment with more predictable and consistent opportunities. This will also produce reliable globally integrated solutions that are far more difficult to "game" by novices or experts."

"The Global ePassport and eVisa Industry Report" provides lucid, unbiased, insight and analysis and previously unpublished critical data and statistics on the ePassport and eVisa marketplace including a comprehensive opportunity analysis and targeted revenue forecasts for 2010 to 2015. This unprecedented report will be available in April 2010, offering Acuity's trademark brand of hype-free insight into the worldwide opportunity for the development of secure electronic passport and visa documents. Previews of the report are available at the Acuity website along with special pre-publication pricing. Visit http://www.acuity-mi.com/GePPeV_Report.html .

To order or for more information on "The Global ePassport and eVisa Industry Report", contact Acuity at +1 303 449 189, info(at)acuity-mi(dot)com, or visit http://www.acuity-mi.com .

About Acuity Market Intelligence
Acuity Market Intelligence (http://www.acuity-mi.com ) is an emerging technology strategy and research consultancy with a proven record of accurately anticipating identification solutions market trends. The company provides strategic planning, market research and analysis, sector tracking, opportunity sizing, solution and deployment analysis, due diligence, executive briefings, and customized consulting. Acuity publishes the industry leading biometrics market analysis newsletter, the Biometrics Market Intelligence eUpdate. Qualified readers can subscribe at http://www.biometricsmi.com. Founded in October 2001, Acuity is headquartered in Louisville, Colorado, USA with clients in the United States, Asia and Europe.

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