New research suggests that AFIS technology will dominate the biometric technologies market by the end of 2010.
Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) technology is used in various law enforcement and civil applications and hence, it has emerged as one of the most widespread applications of biometrics today, and will continue to be so in near future as well.
The increasing need to screen applicants for criminal records before hiring them is driving the growth of the market, the market forecasters claim. Consequently, by the end of 2010, the AFIS/live scan market is estimated to account for the largest chunk of the global biometric market with 35% share.
The research report entitled “Global Biometric Forecast to 2012” suggests that increasing use biometrics for civil identification and criminal identification are the main reasons responsible for the growth of the industry.
According to the report, the AFIS market is expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 20% during the forecast period.