Avoid Alcohol Violations

Police Go Undercover to Bust Restaurant for Alcohol Violations

In Rockville, Maryland, police went undercover to bust a popular restaurant called Clyde’s Tower Oaks Lodge.  Police were initially attracted to the bar due to a number of complaints from local residents regarding underage drinking and drunk driving.  A follow-up investigation by the county’s Department of Liquor Control landed the restaurant in even more trouble.

Clyde’s was cited with several alcohol violations when police set up a traffic stop during Clyde’s  special two for one wine night.  The result – seven civil citations for fake IDs, five civil citations for possession of alcohol under 21, and several alcohol violations for people with alcohol content levels higher than .10 (.08 is the legal limit in Maryland).

These citations were not completely Clyde’s fault.  The IDs used by these underage drinkers were nearly impossible to detect – even the police acknowledged this.  Nonetheless, restaurants that serve alcohol are still responsible for keeping underage patrons out and the resulting violations may result in heavy fines and the loss of the restaurant’s alcohol permit.

Don’t let this be you.  Please visit our mobile solutions page to learn more about the different ID scanning software and hardware options that you can use to ensure your venue avoids large fines and losing its liquor license.

California Fake ID

Man Accused of Identity Fraud with Fake ID

A man in California was caught trying to purchase a $12,000 watch using a fake ID.  Luckily, the employee was able to catch the culprit before he was able to complete his purchase.  The man faces charges of identity fraud, forgery, theft by deception and access device fraud.

To read the full article, please visit the Centre daily Times website.

Washington Driver's License

Washington transitions to 6-year driver’s license

In Washington state, the Department of Licensing decided to transition from the typical 5-year driver’s license expiration to a 6-year driver’s license expiration.  The cost of the license will remain the same ($9 per year).

Cop Issuing Ticket

Driver’s license bill is common sense

In Illinois, Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill that was a long time overdue.  Now when people are accused of traffic offenses, they will be able to keep their driver’s licenses.  Previously, they had to give their driver’s license to the officer until the appeared in court and paid the fine.  This came as a major inconvenience to residents who were traveling or needed their ID when processing credit cards at stores.  Police will still have the ability to suspend someone’s license if they do not pay their fine.

To read more, please visit the Herald Review website.

Illinois Temporary Driver's License

Illinois to Stop Immigrant Driver’s License Scammers

Illinois is one among ten states that recently passed a law in 2013 to allow immigrants living in the state for over a year to apply for a driver’s license.  They have issued over 53,000 licenses since enacting the program and are now being targeted by immigrant driver’s license scammers.

State licensing regulators are working to create a new rule that limits the number of appointments someone can make to obtain their license.  Currently, scammers are using computerized dialers that flood the Secretary of State’s appointment system to obtain licenses.  Some driver schools are also charging $1,000 from undocumented immigrants for “universal licenses” that are recognized in most states.  Be on the lookout for these type of scams.

To read the full article, please visit The Quad-City Times website.  To learn more about how our ID scanning enterprise solutions can help prevent fraud, feel free to visit our ID Parsing SDK page or Web Services API page.


Congratulations to our Partner E-Seek!

Our trusted manufacturing partner E-seek has received a $85 million contract working with Morphotrust.  This solution is geared towards speeding up security lines at airports nationwide.  Their M-500 device is being utilized to validate and scan the authenticity of any driver’s license or ID.  For more information, check out this article.

ID Tech - Digital Signage

ID Tech expands into the digital signage market!

ID Tech has recently announced their expansion into the digital signage market.  See their press release below:

Cypress, CA – ID TECH, a leading manufacturer of automated data entry, mobile payment, point of sale, and secure payment devices, is pleased to announce the expansion of their product offering to digital signage. 
For over 20 years, ID TECH has been a hardware manufacturer of POS peripherals, MagStripe readers, mobile payment readers, smart card readers, barcode scanners, POS keyboards, OEM components, signature capture pads, and PIN pads. ID TECH is a global company that takes pride in supporting its rapidly expanding customer base with custom and standard products to meet their integration requirements.
As a global leader in the payment industry, ID TECH is expanding its expertise into digital signage. ID TECH’s first product for this industry is a low cost 21.5” outdoor display with a 1920×1080 resolution. The unit’s infrared touch screen allows for operation by virtually any type of physical touch, whether it is a finger, stylus, or even a gloved hand. With an array of different connectivity options such as WiFi, LAN, USB, RS232, and Bluetooth, the ID TECH digital display is an ideal solution for a variety of applications and environments. It is also equipped with a built-in webcam for customer interaction and detection. 
The ID TECH digital display is a highly durable unit built to withstand harsh outdoor environments. It has been designed to operate under direct sunlight in temperatures as high as 140° F, and its built-in heater allows functionality in temperatures as low as -40° F. For extended protection against harsh weather, the exposed front bezel has an IP 65 rating to seal out dust and water. The digital display has an anti-reflective coating that reduces glare, and a protective film which defends against damaging infrared and UV rays. The ID TECH digital display’s automatic brightness control helps keep the screen visible in bight sunlight, as well as conserves energy at night. 
“ID TECH is once again successfully expanding its expertise using our core strengths and technologies to penetrate a new segment and industry. Our first digital display is another high quality and robust product which meets ID TECH’s industry leading standard of developing and manufacturing dependable and feature-rich products,” stated Eric Lecesne, Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Products at ID TECH. 
The ID TECH digital display is currently being deployed throughout the US by a major quick-service restaurant. The ID TECH digital display will be officially released and showcased at CETW in New York City onNovember 5th and 6th at booth #233. 
ID TECH is a global leader in the Auto ID industry with sales, manufacturing and R&D facilities around the world. The company has become a well-established payment solutions provider with extensive experience in data capturing and encryption products and services. Designing dependable, feature-rich products has made ID TECH a leading supplier of MagStripe readers/writers, mobile payment readers, contactless readers, smart card readers, barcode readers, POS keyboards, signature capture devices, PCI-compliant PIN pads, and other specialty products for OEMs, VARs, resellers, distributors, and key end users. ID TECH provides both standard and custom solutions to support customer requirements. For more information about ID TECH, please call 1-800-984-1010 or visit www.idtechproducts.com


VeriScan Online

VeriScan Online – New Offline Groups and Signature Capture

Due to the large number of requests we received from our customers, our newest VeriScan Online version now includes offline groups and signature capture.

VeriScan Online version 5.0 is available directly in the Apple App Store.  VeriScan Online works with your Apple mobile device, iPad, or Desktop computer.  With these new features, you can now download your groups (VIP, Banned, etc.) onto your device and use them offline without internet connection.  This will help you take full advantage of VeriScan Online’s full range of features when using it in offline mode by letting you organize your customers into customizable groups.

For the iPad version of VeriScan Online, we’ve integrated the ability to upload a custom document or agreement form, have your visitors sign it using their finger, and print out the document using a Bluetooth-connected printer.  This functionality was already available in our VeriScan HD Pro iPad App, and we’ve now extended it to VeriScan Online as well.

VeriScan Online has received a lot of praise and positive feedback from our customers, so we are continuing to invest heavily in the development of this product.  If you have any suggestions on how we can make it better, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly at [email protected]

To sign up for a 30-day free trial, please visit our VeriScan Online homepage.  If you just want more information, feel free to visit our VeriScan Online info page.

Puerto Rico Driver's License

Migrants in Puerto Rico get Driver’s Licenses

A new law in Puerto Rico will allow illegal migrants living in Puerto Rico to obtain a temporary driver’s license.  They expect 100,000 migrants to apply  for these new licenses.  The license would only be available to those who have lived in Puerto Rico for at least a year and have either a passport or an embassy-issued document.  The license is valid for three years and can be renewed for another three years. The provisional license also features a different design and states it cannot be used as a form of identification or for any other purpose.

To read more, please see the article in the Wall Street Journal.