HID Global, a provider of trusted identity solutions, announces it has extended the capabilities of its HID goID mobile identity solution that enables government agencies to move from physical documents to mobile IDs on citizens’ smartphones. The latest addition to HID’s mobile identity offering, the HID goID Simple Verifier, is a small device that can be used by anyone seeking to quickly verify the age of citizens carrying an HID goID mobile ID on their smartphones—all with just one click. Digital verification tool “The Simple Verifier is ideal for institutions and private sector establishments such as bars, clubs and any entity that must verify customers’ ages before permitting entry or the purchase and consumption of alcohol,” said Steve Warne, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Citizen ID business with HID Global. The latest addition to HID goID is a powerful digital verification tool" “In addition to enabling the private sector to combat fake ID attempts, the latest addition to HID goID is a powerful digital verification tool that supports governments’ broader age-restricted products and services initiatives geared towards protecting the health, safety and well-being of minors.” Large-scale applications After connecting via Bluetooth to the HID goID Simple Verifier, the device confirms age by securely sending a random code to the citizen’s mobile ID on their smartphone. The citizen’s age is confirmed with no scanning, tapping or any other action required. Because the solution only verifies the age of the mobile ID holder, the process is quick and efficient. It also protects citizen privacy since no additional information beyond the legal age of the citizen is shared. Easily carried in a pocket or on a keyring, the new device joins a family of HID goID verification options that include solutions for PCs and servers, and purpose-built mobile verifiers for large-scale applications.
HID Global®, a provider of trusted identity solutions, will be at the ICAO TRIP 2017 Symposium next week showcasing its portfolio of end-to-end electronic identification (eID) and ePassport solutions which were expanded earlier this year with the acquisition of Arjo Systems, a provider and system integrator of physical and digital identities for secure government ID applications. Counterfeit-proof security “Our theme at ICAO TRIP 2017 is the transformation of traveller identification to include newly enhanced, counterfeit-resistant security features, while preparing for future innovative credentials such as digital identities,” said Steve Warne, Director of Solutions Marketing with HID Global. “We will be demonstrating numerous ways that governments can enhance security by using new technologies to verify and authenticate the identities of their citizens, regardless of where they are in the world.” HID Global is exhibiting its solutions on stand15 at the ICAO headquarters facility in Montréal, Canada, October 24 through 26. The showcased products all support citizens’ growing desire for easier, faster, and less costly ID solutions, while fuelling innovative new capabilities for the company’s government-to-citizen ID customers and the integrators who serve them. Exhibits and demonstrations ePassport datapages and eID prelaminates, including unique security features that have been implemented in leading government ID programmes around the world. Mirage™ personalisable, laser-engraved, on-card security feature which protects document structure integrity and information through the combination of a see-through window with a customised watermark and contour shape. HID goID™ platform that enables government agencies to issue driver’s licences and other ID credentials over-the-air to citizens’ smartphones, which become all-in-one devices for receiving, presenting and authenticating mobile IDs with the highest level of privacy protection. Multitech Optical Stripe Media (OSM) Card which enables information to be embedded in different parts of the credential via laser engraving a unique optical media strip on the back of the card stripe as well as encoding the cardholder’s credentials on to a chip inside the card. Together, both technologies make it virtually impossible to counterfeit someone’s credentials. Advancements in card security Additionally, HID Global will be featured as a presenter on the latest advancements in card security for government programmes. Presentation details are: “Windows in Polycarbonate Documents: Futile or Not?” – Presented by Vincent Gourmelen, ID Card Solutions Product Manager, on Wednesday, October 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., as a part of ICAO’s new Sky Talks series.