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NXT-ID Inc. - Mobile Security for a Mobile World
NXT-ID, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:NXTD) 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 led by the Wocket™; a next generation smart wallet designed to replace all the cards in your wallet, no smart phone required. The Wocket works anywhere credit cards are accepted and only works with your biometric stamp of approval. http://www.thewocket.com/, http://www.wocketwallet.com/
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/
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AccelPath Inc ( OTC:ACLP ) through its subsidiaries develops and provides pathology diagnostics solutions. The company also offers design, research and development, integration, sales and support of three- dimensional imaging devices (3D) imaging devices and systems for diagnosis of diseases and other pathologic conditions in the healthcare industries; and intelligent surveillance devices and systems, and 3D facial recognition in the security industries. The company’s primary products for defense and security include 3D SketchArtist, a 3D composite sketch tool to transform ordinary two-dimensional sketches into mock-ups; 3D FaceCam that is used to create 3D face images at light speed; Portable MVR, a video recording device for use in outdoor environments; and OmniEye Wellcam, an ultra-light camera for use in detection of underground weapon caches, and search and rescue beneath building rubble field applications, as well as small tactical ubiquitous detection systems, which are motion-tracking, positioning, and imaging unattended ground sensors that permit long-range surveillance.
American Science and Engineering, Inc ( NasdaqGS: ASEI ) is a leading worldwide supplier of innovative X-ray inspection systems. With over 50 years of experience in developing advanced X-ray security systems, the Company's product line utilizes a combination of technologies, including patented Z Backscatter™ technology, Radioactive Threat Detection (RTD), high energy transmission and dual energy transmission X-ray. These technologies offer superior X-ray threat detection for plastic explosives, plastic weapons, liquid explosives, dirty bombs and nuclear devices. AS&E's complete range of products include cargo inspection systems for port and border security baggage screening systems for facility and aviation security, and personnel and passenger screening systems. AS&E® systems protect high-threat facilities and help combat terrorism, trade fraud, drug smuggling, weapon smuggling, illegal immigration, and people smuggling.
Analogic Corp ( NASDAQGS: ALOG ) provides leading-edge healthcare and security technology solutions to advance the practice of medicine and save lives. We are recognized around the world for advanced imaging systems and technology that enable computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, digital mammography, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), as well as automated threat detection for aviation security. Airport Security: Analogic applied its industry-leading CT technology to develop state-of-the-art security solutions for threat detection. These solutions include the TSA-certified examiner Family* eXaminer SX, eXaminer 3DX, eXaminer 3DX-ES, and eXaminer XLB) of automatic Explosives Detection Systems for checked-baggage applications and the Cobra systems for checkpoint applications. For over 40 years we've enabled customers to thrive, improving the health and enhancing the safety of people around the world. Analogic is headquartered just north of Boston, Massachusetts.
Apple Inc. (NasdaqGS:AAPL) designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork, and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple is reinventing the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced its magical iPad which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices. BIOMETRICS : iPhone5S - Fingerprint identity sensor built into the Home button. Introducing Touch ID — a new fingerprint identity sensor. Put your finger on the Home button, and just like that your iPhone unlocks. It’s a convenient and highly secure way to access your phone. Your fingerprint can also approve purchases from the iTunes Store, the App Store, and the iBooks Store, so you don’t have to enter your password. And Touch ID is capable of 360-degree readability. Which means no matter what its orientation — portrait, landscape, or anything in between — your iPhone reads your fingerprint and knows who you are. And because Touch ID lets you enroll multiple fingerprints, it knows the people you trust, too.
Aware Inc ( NasdaqGM:AWRE ) is a leading provider of biometrics software products and development services to governments, system integrators, and solution providers globally. Our products include SDKs, software components, workstation applications, and a modular, centralized, service-oriented platform. They fulfill a broad range of functions critical to biometric authentication and search, including face, fingerprint, and iris autocapture, image quality assurance, data compliance, capture hardware peripheral abstraction, centralized data processing and workflow, subsystem connectivity, and biometric matching algorithms. The products are used to enable identity-centric security solutions with biometrics for applications including border management, credentialing and access control, intelligence and defense, and law enforcement.
BIO-key ( OTC: BKYI ) headquartered in Wall, New Jersey, develops and delivers advanced identification solutions to commercial and government enterprises, integrators, and custom application developers. BIO-key's award winning, high performance, scalable, cost-effective and easy-to-deploy biometric finger identification technology accurately identifies and authenticates users of wireless and enterprise applications. Our solutions are used in local embedded OEM products as well as some of the world's largest identification deployments to improve security, guarantee identity, and help reduce identity theft. BIO-key's technology is offered directly or by market leading partners around the world.
CACI International Inc. ( NYSE:CACI ) provides information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian clients. A member of the Fortune 1000 Largest Companies and the Russell 2000 Index, CACI provides dynamic careers for approximately 15,300 employees working in over 120 offices worldwide. Biometrics and Identity Soluitions
Ceelox, Inc. ( OTC:CELO ) is a developer and marketer of biometric security and email encryption software solutions for financial institutions, healthcare, government agencies, multiple vertical markets and businesses of all sizes.
Communication Intelligence Corp. ( OTC:CICI ) is a leading provider of digital transaction management (DTM) software enabling fully digital (paperless) business processes. CIC's solutions encompass a wide array of functionality and services, including electronic signatures, biometric authentication and simple-to-complex workflow management. These solutions are available across virtually all enterprise, desktop and mobile environments as a seamlessly integrated platform for both ad-hoc and fully automated transactions. CIC's platform can be deployed both on-premise and as a cloud-based service, with the ability to easily transition between deployment models. CIC is headquartered in Silicon Valley.
Fingerprint Cards AB ( Stockholm:FING-B.ST; Frankfurt:FPQ.F ; 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.
Fujitsu ( Tokyo: 6702.T ) is primarily engaged in the information communication technology (ICT) business. The Technology Solution segment manufactures and sells products including various servers, storage systems, various types of software, network management systems and optical transport systems, as well as the provision of system integrations services, consulting services, front technology services, network services and system support services. The Ubiquitous Solution segment manufactures and sells personal computers, mobile phones, as well as audio navigational devices, mobile communication equipment and automobile electronic devices. The Device Solution segment manufactures and sells large scale integrations (LSIs), semiconductor packages, batteries, relays and connectors, optical transmitter and receiver modules. Biometric Security
Hawk Systems, Inc. ( OTC:HWSY ) through its subsidiaries, develops fingerprint authentication technology. Its technology would offer security, convenience, and ease of use in applications, such as automobile locks and theft-protection. The company offers Print Access Security System (PASS), an automotive security product. Its technology could also used for security in banking, healthcare, hotel/casino operations, employee time clock and attendance, stadium security, and sporting and gaming applications where identity management is required.
Hitachi ( Tokyo:6501.T ) brings a host of comprehensive security solutions, both information and physical security to ensure safety in everyday life. We employ cutting-edge technology to develop robust information and physical security systems, such as RFID, wireless LAN positing systems, biometric access systems, finger vein biometric system, trace detection systems, x-ray CT systems and x-ray DR systems. With our information and biometric security solutions, you can mitigate risks, achieve enhanced performance and ensure seamless business operation.
Honeywell International Inc ( NYSE: HON ) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. The company’s Biometrics include readers, cards and fingerprint readers.
ImageWare Systems, Inc. ( OTC:IWSY ) is a leading developer of mobile and cloud-based identity management solutions, providing biometric, secure credential and law enforcement technologies. Scalable for worldwide deployment, ImageWare's biometric product line includes a multi-biometric engine that is hardware and algorithm independent, enabling the enrollment and management of unlimited population sizes. ImageWare's identification products are used to manage and issue secure credentials, including national IDs, passports, driver's licenses, smart cards and access control credentials. ImageWare's digital booking products provide law enforcement with integrated mug shot, fingerprint livescan and investigative capabilities. ImageWare is headquartered in San Diego, CA, with offices in Portland, OR, Washington, D.C., and Ottawa, Ontario.
Ingenico ( Paris:ING.PA ) provides a range of secure transaction solutions, including hardware, software and services, for payments at points of sale, over the Internet, or by mobile telephone. The Company offers: payment terminals and software; terminal estate management, including security application updates; payment applications (local, international, debit and credit); connectivity; routing; centralization of transactions (Axis); end-to-end security, from terminal to bank or processor; and value-added services, including prepaid mobile phone transfers and top-ups, loyalty card processing, private-label card management and other services including dynamic currency conversion. Biometrics
Ingersoll-Rand Co. Ltd. ( NYSE:IR ) sets the standard for security technologies. Our innovative security solutions ranges from wireless security products, biometrics and closed-circuit television to high-security mechanical locking systems. With more than 100 years of experience in security technologies, we stand behind every one of our product solutions. It is this commitment to design, performance, technology and service that ensures you can stand behind our products too.
Liska Biometry ( OTC: LSKA ) provides fingerprint biometric solutions that enable individual authentication, precise identification searches, and cross-platform data interoperability in the United States and internationally. Its identification (ID) management solutions include BIN 1.0 descriptor authentication software, BIN 1.0 descriptor enrollment software, and BIN 1.0 database management software. These solutions provide a biometric identifier number that could be embedded in credit cards and driver's licenses, as well as travel documents, such as visas and passports, and a host of other personal identification credentials. The company also offers ID card design software, printer hardware, camera hardware, and software to support its solutions. Its customers include various government and law enforcement agencies, regional and state education systems, and corporations. Liska Biometry is headquartered in Dover, New Hampshire.
LRAD Corporation ( NasdaqCM:LRAD ) is using long range communication to peacefully resolve uncertain situations peacefully and save lives on both sides of its proprietary Long Range Acoustic Device®. LRAD® systems are in service around the world in diverse applications including fixed and mobile military deployments, maritime security, critical infrastructure and perimeter security, commercial security, border and port security, law enforcement, emergency responders, emergency warning and mass notification, asset protection, and wildlife preservation and control.
NAPCO Security Systems, Inc. ( NASDAQGS:NSSC ) is one of the world's leading manufacturers and solutions providers of high-technology electronic security, connected home, video, fire alarm, access control and door locking systems. The Company consists of four Divisions: NAPCO, its security and connected home segment, plus three wholly-owned subsidiaries: Alarm Lock, Continental Instruments, and Marks USA. Headquartered in Amityville, New York, its products are installed by tens of thousands of security professionals worldwide in commercial, industrial, institutional, residential and government applications. NAPCO products have earned a reputation for innovation, technical excellence and reliability, positioning the Company for growth in the multi-billion dollar and rapidly expanding electronic security market. Biometrics: Gemini BioReader
NEC Corp. ( Tokyo:6701.T ) is a leading provider of systems, components, services and integrated solutions for computing and communications applications. We are focused mainly on providing reliable solutions to meet complex customer requirements. Airport – Border/Port Security : Facial Recogniton , Hydrid-Finger Recognition , Biometrics and Portable DNA Analyzer
Nemex Resources Ltd ( ASX:NXR.AX ) boasts a diversified asset portfolio comprising interests in both the minerals and technology sectors. Nemex has a 30% interest in Australian-based biometric technology developer Wavefront Biometric Technologies (WBT) and has the right to increase this to a 51% interest. WBT is in the process of developing and commercialising a unique identity authentication technology. The technology authenticates a person’s identity based on the pattern of light reflected back from the tear film on the corneal surface of the eye. The technology has potential applications across numerous sectors around the world, including banking, healthcare, military, aviation and border control.
Next10 Inc. ( OTC:NXTN ) engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of security systems for the cargo transportation industry primarily in the United States and Canada. The company offers Bulldog Online Security Systems (BOSS), which is designed to prevent cargo theft from cargo containers, tractor-trailers, cargo vans, tanker trucks, storage year containers, and other cargo transportation and storage equipment. Its products alert onsite security personnel in the event of theft or tampering; alert the driver in the event someone attempts to access the cargo; and monitors multiple roll-up and sliding doors, prevents unauthorized entry and intrusion, and alert the driver through a mobile receiver a thief attempt to enter, move, or remove items from the delivery vehicle. The company’s BOSS line of products primarily include The Yard BOSS, The Road BOSS, The Tanker BOSS, Bulldogs BOSS Tracker, and Mini BOSS System. It offers its products to retail, pharmaceutical, high technology, and government markets.
Northrop Grumman Corporation ( NYSE: NOC ) is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Biometrics Border security
Nuance Communications, Inc. ( NasdaqGS:NUAN ) is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications. Voice Biometrics
NXT-ID, Inc. ( NASDAQ:NXTD ) 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 led by the Wocket™; a next generation smart wallet designed to replace all the cards in your wallet, no smart phone required. The Wocket works anywhere credit cards are accepted and only works with your biometric stamp of approval. http://www.thewocket.com/ , http://www.wocketwallet.com/ NXT-ID's 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/
ORBCOMM, Inc. ( NasdaqGS:ORBC ) is a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions By means of a global network of low-earth orbit (LEO) satellites and accompanying ground infrastructure as well as our Tier One cellular partners, ORBCOMM’s low-cost and reliable two-way data communication services track, monitor and control mobile and fixed assets in our core markets: commercial transportation; heavy equipment; industrial fixed assets; marine; and homeland security. ORBCOMM is an innovator and leading provider of tracking, monitoring and control services for the transportation market. Under its ReeferTrak®, GenTrak™, GlobalTrak®, and CargoWatch® brands, the company provides customers with the ability to proactively monitor, manage and remotely control their cold chain and dry transport assets. Additionally, ORBCOMM provides Automatic Identification System (AIS) data services for vessel tracking and to improve maritime safety to government and commercial customers worldwide. Border and Port Security
OSI Systems Inc. ( NasdaqGS: OSIS ) is a vertically integrated designer and manufacturer of specialized electronic systems and components for critical applications in the homeland security, healthcare, defense and aerospace industries. We combine more than 30 years of electronics engineering and manufacturing experience with offices and production facilities in more than a dozen countries to implement a strategy of expansion into selective end product markets. RapidScan Systems is a wholly-owned subsidiary of OSI Saystems Inc. In a world where effective security screening is more important than ever, Rapiscan Systems is the global leader. Whether the requirement is to protect aviation, ports and borders, military installations or crucial infrastructure, we offer customers integrated solutions that are built around their needs - not the limitations of a particular technology. With over 70,000 systems installed in over 100 countries, our products stand for outstanding threat detection, proven reliability and unsurpassed value.
Precise Biometrics AB ( OTC:PRBCF ) provides biometric solutions to enterprises and government worldwide. The company develops, markets, and sells solutions for fingerprint biometrics, which includes hardware, software, and services. The company operates in three segments: Mobile Smart Card Solutions, Fingerprint Technology, and Desktop & Physical Access Solutions. The Mobile Smart Card Solutions segment offers Tactivo - a range of smart cards and fingerprint readers for smartphones and tablets, as well as software for the development of apps for Tactivo. The Fingerprint Technology segment provides technology in the form of algorithms for matching of fingerprint recognition and software for integration in third-part hardware, such as mobile phones. The Desktop & Physical Access Solutions offers fingerprint and smart card readers; and development software for authentication at desktop computers, as well as physical access through fingerprint recognition to buildings. In addition, the company offers technical support services. It markets its solutions and products directly and through a network of partners, including smart card manufacturers, systems integrators and dealers, and developers of desktop and mobile solutions.
Raytheon Co.. ( NYSE:RTN ) is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 92 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as cyber security and a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon’s scalable, high assurance biometrics solutions provide improved security and efficiencies for identity management, access to critical facilities, warfighter support, immigration control, intelligence analysis, guest worker programs and national identity programs.
Samsung Electronics Company (Korea:005930) is mainly engaged in the production of consumer electronic products. It operates in three business divisions: consumer electronics (CE) division, which involves in the color televisions (CTVs), monitors, printers, air conditioners, refrigerators, laundry machines and others; information technology & mobile communications (IM) division, which involves in the production of computers, handhold phones (HHPs), network systems, digital cameras and others, as well as device solutions (DM) division, which is divided into semiconductor and display business parts, providing dynamic random access memories (DRAMs), flashes, thin film transistor-liquid crystal displays (TFT-LCDs) and others. The Company distributes its products within domestic market and to overseas markets. BIOMETRICS: Samsung KNOX™ - This advanced mobile security solution safely guards your data while providing you with the flexibility you need to work effectively. With GALAXY S5, KNOX offers enhanced security features: Real-time Kernel Protection, Two-factor Biometric Authentication and Third-party container support. Samsung KNOX secures and manages your private information so that you can confidently conduct business wherever you go.
SmartMetric, Inc. ( OTC:SMME ) is a technology company that designs and engineers its own advanced products utilizing the company's expertise in miniaturizing electronics. The company has developed a miniature fingerprint self powered fingerprint scanner and reader that fits inside credit and identity cards that are at the center of SmartMetric Inc.'s advanced biometric products.
SuperCom Ltd. ( NasdaqCM:SPCB ) Since 1988, SuperCom has been a leading global provider of traditional and digital identity solutions, providing advanced safety, identification and security solutions to governments and organizations, both private and public, throughout the world. Through its proprietary e-Government platforms and innovative solutions for traditional and biometrics enrollment, personalization, issuance and border control services, SuperCom has inspired governments and national agencies to design and issue secured Multi-ID documents and robust digital identity solutions to its citizens and visitors. SuperCom offers a unique all-in-one field-proven RFID & mobile technology and product suite, accompanied by advanced complementary services for various industries including healthcare and homecare, security and safety, community public safety, law enforcement, electronic monitoring, livestock monitoring, and building and access automation.
Suprema Inc. ( KOREA: :094840 ) is a leading global provider of biometrics technology and identity management solutions in biometrics and security. The company’s range of products includes fingerprint modules, biometric access control systems, e-passport readers and live-scanners. Suprema’s solutions are featured by integration of the excellent embedded system design capability and the strong backgrounds in theories and algorithms backed by a number of experts having the rich experience and extensive knowledge in the field of biometric solutions, embedded system design and signal processing.
Synaptics Inc . ( NasdaqGS: SYNA ) As a leading developer of human interface solutions which enhance the user experience, Synaptics provides the broadest touch solutions portfolio in the industry. The ClearPad(R) family supports touchscreen solutions for devices ranging from entry-level mobile phones to flagship premium smartphones, tablets and notebook PCs. The TouchPad(TM) family, including ClickPad(TM) and ForcePad(R) , is integrated into the majority of today's notebook PCs. Synaptics' wide portfolio also includes ThinTouch(R) supporting thin and light keyboard solutions, as well as key technologies for next generation touch-enabled video and display applications. The Company has signed a Definitive Agreement to acquire Validity Sensors, Inc., a leading provider of biometric fingerprint authentication solutions for smartphones, tablets and notebook PCs.
3M Company. ( NYSE:MMM produce products that increase the safety, security, and productivity of workers, facilities, and systems around the world. 3M offers a full line of fingerprint scanners, iris scanners, and FBI-certified LiveScan solutions. This robust, yet cost effective product line ranges from portable Applicant LiveScan solutions to full LiveScan Cabinet workstations.
ValidSoft Limited / Elephant Talk Communication Corp ( NYSE MKT: ETAK ) is the world’s leading provider of telecommunications-based multi-factor mutual authentication, identity and transaction verification solutions for all electronic transaction channels. ETAK is a global provider of mobile proprietary Software Defined Network Architecture (ET Software DNA® 2.0) platforms for the telecommunications industry. The Company empowers Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs), Enablers (MVNEs) and Aggregators (MVNAs) with a full suite of applications, superior industry expertise and high quality customer service without the need for substantial upfront investment. Elephant Talk counts several of the world's leading Mobile Network Operators amongst its customers, including Vodafone, T-Mobile, Zain and Iusacell. Biometrics
View Systems Inc. ( OTC:VSYM ) manufactures and installs weapons detection and other proprietary systems targeted at a broad range of government and commercial users. View Systems’ Positive ID Verification System is a set of tools geared towards checking visitors in and out of a correctional facility, courthouse or other secured location. The package comes complete with a biometric fingerprint reader, ID scanner and visitor badge printer.
Verint Systems, Inc. ( NasdaqGS:VRNT ) is a global leader in Actionable Intelligence® solutions. Actionable Intelligence is a necessity in a dynamic world of massive information growth because it empowers organizations with crucial insights and enables decision makers to anticipate, respond and take action. Verint Actionable Intelligence solutions help organizations address three important challenges: customer engagement optimization; security intelligence; and fraud, risk, and compliance. Today, more than 10,000 organizations in over 180 countries, including over 80 percent of the Fortune 100, use Verint solutions to improve enterprise performance and make the world a safer place. Biometrics
World Wide Touch Technology (WWTT) ( Hong Kong:1282.HK ) is a provider of capacitive touch pads by shipment volume for use in notebook computers. The Company derives its revenue from the manufacturing and sale of capacitive touch products, fingerprint biometric devices, lighting source products and wireless charging devices. Its other products include automotive devices, communication devices, medical equipment products and mining and drilling machine system products. The Company’s subsidiaries include Success Charm Holdings Limited, Charming Lion Limited, Cherry Light Limited, Ever Firm Limited, Shining Union Limited, Silkray Limited, and Up Castle Limited, among others. Biometrics Security Platform