20 December, 2005
A panel of ID industry experts provided predictions for 2006. One of these glimpses into the future will appear here each day during December.
By Peter Boriskin, Chief Technology Manager, Software House, Tyco Fire & Security’s Access Control and Video Solutions Business Unit
In last year’s predictions, I discussed greater adoption of smart card readers for securing buildings, making cashless purchases, tracking assets, and storing biometric identifiers. We saw quite a few of those predictions come to fruition. Many continue to hold true this year, such as the increased use of smart cards and readers for physical access and cashless purchasing. Other predictions fell short, particularly in the field of biometrics, where we still see the market adoption of the technology as lagging behind the technology offerings. This year, however, with new technologies emerging, coupled with government influence, we’ll see faster adoption of smart cards for use in multiple applications in 2006.
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