Update-The Real ID Act: How it will Affect Louisiana Residents

 In November, we told you about the Real ID Act, and how it would affect                    Louisiana residents. Here is a quick recap:

 

 

 

What is the Real ID Act?

 

  • Congress passed the REAL ID Act in 2005 as a repsonse to the 9/11 attacks.
  • Part of the act, requires residents to show proof of citizenship or residency in order to obtain a license. Louisiana is one of the states that does not require this.
  • As a result, Louisiana’s non compliance, residents of the state will have to show additional identification when traveling domestically.
  • Louisiana was granted an extension which would allow Federal agencies to accept the state’s driver’s licenses until October 10th, 2016.
 

 

 

What is the status of the act?

According to NOLA.com, on Tuesday, March 22nd the Senate Transportation Comittee approved legislation that will reverse former Governor Boby Jindal’s veto to the Real ID Act from 2014. If this new bill passes, the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles may immediately commence to issue drivers licenses and state identification cards that will be accepted at airports and many federal buildings.

What’s next for Louisiana Residents?

If the bill does not pass, beginning in January 2018, Louisiana residents may not be able to fly domestically unless they have the required form of identification such as a passport, passport card, etc. If the law does pass, Louisiana residents will be able to utilize their driver’s licenses to travel domestically until 2020. While Louisiana Residents have at least until January of 2018 before their domestic travel might be affected, it is advised that they begin thinking about whether they want to obtain the type of ID that will be required for domestic travel. Government officials say that the DMVs will be overflowing with activity as the deadline approaches.

 

 

Colorado Issues New Driver License Design

New Colorado Design

Driver License | Instruction Permit | Identification Card

The Colorado DMV will begin issuing driver licenses, instruction permits and identification cards with new designs and enhanced features in 2016. The card design includes an entirely new format and enhanced features, including laser-engraved information in grayscale, as well as new card material.

Current cards will remain valid until their expiration date.

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IDScan.net received the pdf from the Colorado DMV which contains the license specifications. To download the pdf, click here.

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Revention Partners with IDScan.net

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March 15, 2016-Revention, a leader in providing custom point of sale solutions to the hospitality industry, has partnered with IDScan.net to provide a robust and secure age verification solution.

This solution provides added security measures and empowers businesses to serve alcohol to legal aged patrons, eliminating much of the costly fines, lawsuits, and danger associated with serving to minors. Using the VeriScan Online scanning solution allows a business to verify age more quickly and accurately than ever, all with the swipe of a driver’s license through a Revention terminal. The program works with any state ID (driver’s license, military, ID, etc.) or magnetic stripe/2D barcode card.

The data is captured and stored in the database for future reference, allowing businesses to keep track of every guest. Their information is stored in a file to see how many times they have visited the business along with the dates and times of othose visits. Furthermore, the program allows you to flag banned or VIP guests, which will alert staff members.

“Revention will continue to partner with solutions such as IDScan.net to ensure that our customers receive the most up-to-date technology to keep their businesses secure,” stated Revention Director of Product Management, Laura Gaudin.

About Revention, Inc. 

Revention is the leading developer of complete, customizable restaurant and entertainment management solutions designed to streamline the way hospitality concepts do business. Revention’s offerings include point of sale solutions, HungerRush integrated online ordering, and Revention Enterprise. Revention provides a complete solution that includes customized installation, training, technical support and much more.

For additional information, go to http://www.revention.com/.

Retailers Incorporate RFID Technology into Brick and Mortar Stores

If retailers across the country have a Super Bowl, it is called the Big Show, which this year took place in January in New York City. The big winnger of the big show, according to industry experts, is the role of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology. This innovative strategy for improving customer experience, increasing data and reducing loss is growing in popularity and has the potential of returning big dividends for brick and mortar stores, competing with a growing shift to online shopping.

According to Bill Hargrace, founder of the RFID Research Center at the University of Arkansas, RFID is the next big thing for top retailers. Half of the top 100 U.S. retailers are using RFID. RFID refers to the small chip that eliminates manul data entry or barcode scanning. It does not need to be scanned directly. For example, a bag of items at check-out can be priced without separating them. Though the technology has been available for decades, it has only recently become affordable and reliable enough to warrant the investment. Gillette recently bought 500 million devices for its products at the cost of ten cents per tag, according to published reports. In addition ot the obvious security and scanning benefits (the chips can act as a mini alarm), RFID technology has been employed in creative ways by major retailers. RFID chips embedded in clothes allows customers to look into a mirror/screen that shows them how the clothes would look on a modeling catwalk, and other audio-visual content related to the item, according to a trade report.

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The increased cost per tag appears to be outweighed by long-term benefits, though according to one study on the return on investment of RFID, the gains can be difficult to track. “(ROI) is not always easy to determine since you may have returns that are not necssarily a matter of financial profit,” the study’s author states. “Some RFID projects nay not yield significant cost reduction nor increase in revenue-at least not right away. However, they may provide significant benefits like increase in customer satisfaction or risk reduction.” Time will tell whether the ROI is worth it, but in the meantime, it will be stimulating to experience this newly incorporated technology first hand.

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