Hurricane Irma Recovery

FREE ID SCANNING TECH OFFERED TO HURRICANE IRMA RESPONDERS

IDScan.net is offering free technology to assist those involved in Hurricane Irma response efforts, including first responders, shelters, aid organizations, and volunteer groups.

The company’s VeriScan Online ID scanning application allows responders to easily collect, track and maintain information of displaced residents and response workers and volunteers.

The easy-to-use app allows designated users to scan government issued identification with the camera on a smart device, such as an iPhone. The information is collected in less than a second and stored in a secure online portal that can be accessed to inform loved ones that a person has been rescued, track displaced persons, grant or restrict access to certain areas, and manage response workers and volunteers.

IDScan.net offered this same technology for free during the historic flooding in Baton Rouge, La. that occurred in August 2016 as well as more recently during Hurricane Harvey.

The technology is easy to use, fast, works with virtually all smart devices, and does not rely on WiFi to scan, making it ideal for disaster response scenarios.

Hurricane Irma responders can use the app to search for information on people whose IDs they have scanned. Once connected to WiFi, they can access all of the information scanned by their organization using the VeriScan Online portal. They can determine if an individual has checked in at a shelter or other relief area. Multiple points of scanning can be connected so information can be shared between an organization’s different locations and between multiple organizations. Information can also be exported and shared, for example, with first responders.

The data is encrypted and stored on a secure server. Only individual response organizations using the app will have access to the data. The data will not be made public or shared by IDScan.net.

Those involved in response efforts may register for the app, VeriScan Online, for free here. In the comments section, enter “Hurricane Irma” to ensure full app functionality. Once registered, users will receive an email with further instructions.  

IDScan.net is also offering Hurricane Irma responders free technical support between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. CST Monday through Friday at 888-430-8936.

About Us
IDScan.net provides businesses with the highest quality ID scanning solutions to quickly and easily capture and verify an individual’s information. Within a second and with 100% accuracy, our technology can tell your front line staff everything they need to know about the person standing in front of them. Trusted by top brands like IBM and Shell our suite of customizable solutions is being deployed by leaders across industries from gaming and hospitality to retail and finance. As the first company to market with mobile ID scanning capabilities, IDScan.net is still pioneering cutting-edge technologies that anticipate the rapidly evolving needs of tomorrow. For more information, visit IDScan.net or call 888-430-8936.

 

Hurricane Irma Recovery

FREE ID SCANNING TECH OFFERED TO HURRICANE HARVEY RESPONDERS

IDScan.net is offering free technology to assist those involved in Hurricane Harvey response efforts, including first responders, shelters, aid organizations, and volunteer groups.

The company’s VeriScan Online ID scanning application allows responders to easily collect, track and maintain information of displaced residents and response workers and volunteers.

The easy-to-use app allows designated users to scan government issued identification with the camera on a smart device, such as an iPhone. The information is collected in less than a second and stored in a secure online portal that can be accessed to inform loved ones that a person has been rescued, track displaced persons, grant or restrict access to certain areas, and manage response workers and volunteers.

IDScan.net offered this same technology for free during the historic flooding in Baton Rouge, La. that occurred in August 2016.

“The images coming out of the flood-ravaged areas are heartbreaking, and we in New Orleans know how important it is to have accurate information on people’s whereabouts in the chaotic aftermath of large scale disasters. That’s why we’re offering our solution for free,” said Denis Petrov, the CEO of IDScan.net.

The technology is easy to use, fast, works with virtually all smart devices, and does not rely on WiFi to scan, making it ideal for disaster response scenarios.

Responders can use the app to search for information on people whose IDs they have scanned. Once connected to WiFi, they can access all of the information scanned by their organization using the VeriScan Online portal. They can determine if an individual has checked in at a shelter or other relief area. Multiple points of scanning can be connected so information can be shared between an organization’s different locations and between multiple organizations. Information can also be exported and shared, for example, with first responders.

The data is encrypted and stored on a secure server. Only individual response organizations using the app will have access to the data. The data will not be made public or shared by IDScan.net.

Those involved in response efforts may register for the app, VeriScan Online, for free here. In the comments section, enter “Hurricane Harvey” to ensure full app functionality. Once registered, users will receive an email with further instructions.  

IDScan.net is also offering responders free technical support between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. CST Monday through Friday at 888-430-8936.

IDScan.net is also encouraging those to consider donating to a charitable organization such as Red Cross to continue assisting those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

About Us
IDScan.net provides businesses with the highest quality ID scanning solutions to quickly and easily capture and verify an individual’s information. Within a second and with 100% accuracy, our technology can tell your front line staff everything they need to know about the person standing in front of them. Trusted by top brands like IBM and Shell our suite of customizable solutions is being deployed by leaders across industries from gaming and hospitality to retail and finance. As the first company to market with mobile ID scanning capabilities, IDScan.net is still pioneering cutting-edge technologies that anticipate the rapidly evolving needs of tomorrow. For more information, visit IDScan.net or call 888-430-8936.

 

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IDScan.net Integrates with Box!

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Introducing the IDScan.net-Box Integration!

We, at IDScan.net’s marketing department are thrilled to announce our most recent integration! Our developers have been working on this and are excited for our UniScan users try it out because we know they will be obsessed!

Box is a cloud storage application that allows organizations to share and edit their files from anywhere. It has secure data storage and provides guidelines to ensure that companies are operating within their security requirements.

So, what does this mean for our UniScan Users? Users can now immediately share scanned info to their Box account. Simply click on “History,” “Manage Log,” and then select “Box.” All of your information will now be available!

 

Mississippi Updates IDs

Mississippi Updates IDs & Enhances Issuing Process.

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety announced that it is now issuing newly designed driver’s licenses and state ID cards.  This is the largest change in the department’s history. The transition started 5 years ago and is supposed to come to full completion at the end of this year.

The Mississippi DPS decided to do this as a security measure.  Like many other states that have recently implemented this sort of change, the goal is to protect its citizens against identity theft and prevent counterfeiting.

Image of new Mississippi IDs, image from Mississippi Department of Public Safety.

New Mississippi Driver License

DPS’s changes go beyond the design of the ID. The department has developed kiosks to expedite ID issuing services to Mississippi residents. According to Public Safety Commissioner Alberta Santa Cruz, “We are pleased to announce the roll-out of our new upgraded kiosks and online services geared at making transactions with the Department of Public Safety more efficient.”

 


 


Mississippi DPS

 


Please note that this ID update was made available to all of IDScan.net’s software users before the IDs were released and will be avaialble for download here.

To learn more about the new Mississippi IDs, click here.

Rhode Island ID Update

The Rhode Island Department of Motor Vehicles started issuing newly designed driver’s licenses and state ID cards on July 19th.  This change is the first one since 2003.

The Rhode Island DMV decided to do this as a security measure.  Like many other states that have recently implemented this sort of change, the goal is to protect its citizens against identity theft and prevent counterfeiting. The new security features on the ID will make it more difficult for the IDs to be replicated. The IDs will also bring the state towards Real ID Act compliance. Old ID cards are still valid until their expiration and the fee for the new cards will not change.

 

Some of the new features include:

  • Optically variable pattern
  • Background features Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge
  • Large image of ID holder as well as a smaller, faded image
  • Date of birth printed in 3 locations
  • Ink that glows when exposed to a UV light
  • Tamper resistant

 

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Image from DMV RI


NBC 10 News reports on a state press release which states, “The Division of Motor Vehicles will transition driver’s licenses to the more secure cards this month, along with the installation of cameras at work stations at DMV and AAA offices around the state,” the release noted. “The cameras are part of a streamlined process that will be introduced with the new cards. Instead of having to go to two work stations to complete their transactions, all work can be done at one station.”

Please note that this ID update was made available to all of IDScan.net’s software users before the IDs were released and will be avaialble for download here.

To learn more about the new Rhode Island IDs, click here.

Hurricane Irma Recovery

IDScan.net to Assist in Flooding Response Efforts in Louisiana

IDScan.net, a Louisiana based software company, announced today that they are offering free services to assist those in the search and rescue in Southern Louisiana and Mississippi. This includes volunteers, disaster response groups as well as law enforcement.

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Louisiana flooding victims being rescued. Image from Nola.com

Their ID scanning applications give recovery response groups the ability to easily collect, track and maintain information of those displaced by the flooding who have been rescued. These applications collect the information from a government issued ID using the camera on a mobile device. They can search the application’s database by name, ID number, date and time to confirm rescue to loved ones and family members as well as share information with law enforcement. The applications can also be used to collect volunteer information.

 

For those involved in the rescue recovery, if you have a mobile device, you will first register for the application, VeriScan Online, here. In the comments section of the registration, please put that you are part of the disaster relief in Louisiana or Mississippi.

 

Once registered, you will receive an email with two logins and passwords, one is for theVeriScan Online portal, which stores the ID information and allows you to run reports, search for names, etc. The other is for the actual VeriScan Online app which you will download from the Apple App or Google Play Store. Once you have registered and downloaded the app, enter the login information provided in the email.

 

If response teams are using an iPad, IDScan.net recommends downloading VS Max as it gives users the ability to have customizable dropdowns and fields to easily ask and record answers to questions from those that have been rescued. Users will follow the same registration instructions mentioned above with VS Max, except they will download VS Max instead of VeriScan Online. Response teams can then change the login information by logging onto the VeriScan Online portal here and clicking on the “Settings” tab, then on “Devices” and the “Edit” button.

 

IDScan.net works with companies like Response Force 1 and Virginia Task Force 1 who participate in national and international disaster response missions. If you have any questions, please contact IDScan.net at 504-434-0222 or send an email toinfo@781.fdb.myftpupload.com.
Thank you and be safe.

 

Hurricane Irma Recovery

Utah ID Update

The Driver License Division in Utah’s Department of Public Safety started issuing new driver’s licenses and state ID cards in June of this year.  The replacement process will take around 5 years.

Utah DPS decided to do this as a security measure.  Like many other states that have done this recently, the goal is to protect its citizens against identity theft and prevent counterfeiting. The new security features on the ID will make it more difficult for the IDs to be replicated. The IDs are also compliant with the Real ID Act. An extra security precaution includes mailing the new IDs from a secure MVA facility, so counterfeiters will have a reduced chance to access the equipment that produces the IDs as well as personal information.

Some of the new features include:

  • Laser perforation
  • Laser engraving
  • Beehive graphic to be embedded into the new cards

 

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Image from Utah.gov


 

The Utah DPS contracted MorphoTrust USA to make the enhancements with a 5 year agreement. Morphotrust USA President and CEO, Bob Eckel stated, “MorphoTrust is delighted to continue to grow our nearly 50-year partnership with the Utah Driver License Division.” “Our mission is to secure, protect and simplify the lives of the American people and we are priveleged to be able to work with the great state of Utah to provide them with the enhanced personalized security features and new ‘look and feel’ for their driver’s license they required.

Please note that this ID update was made available to all of IDScan.net’s software users before the IDs were released and will be avaialble for download here.

To learn more about the new Utah IDs, click here.

Hurricane Irma Recovery

Massachusetts Real ID Act Updates

Bill H4450 Brings Massachusetts into Compliance with Federal Real ID Law

Massachusetts Real ID Act


Important Dates in the Massachusetts Real ID Act Implementation Process

June 30th, 2016Massachusetts House and Senate Pass Bill H4450 which includes the passage to bring Massachusetts to Real ID Act compliance.
July 11th, 2016Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signs bill with several vetoes and amendments.
July 23rd, 2016House and Senate roll call majority of Governor Baker's vetoes.

What does this mean for Massachusetts residents in regards to Real ID Act?

Fall 2017Massachusetts RMV will start issuing Real ID cards.
October 2020Real ID cards are required to board a domestic flight or enter a federal building.
5 yearsThe new security enhancements in the card will be released over this period of time.
Massachusetts Real ID Act

Image of sample Real ID, image from Beacon Hill Patch

To learn more about the Real ID Act in Massachusetts, click here. To learn more about the Real ID Act in general, click here. To learn about how IDScan.net can help you stay on top of changes in ID formatting, subscribe to our blog or call us at 888-430-8936!

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How to Stay Compliant as a North Carolina Bar/Private Club Owner

We are pleased to announce that our VeriScan Online Enterprise solution has been authorized by the North Carolina ABC!

North Carolina ABC

 

Automating ALE Requirements:

IDScan.net’s VeriScan Online Enterprise Subscription automates ABC’s requirements so when the ALE comes for an inspection, you can easily access and provide them with the records they request. VeriScan Online will ensure the following:

  • Automate new member registration
  • Alphebatized membership roster
  • Alphebatized visitor log
  • Hobby automation
  • Ensure compliance and prevent fines
  • Provide efficient operations and positive staff and patron experience
  • Group members such as VIP and Banned
  • Share alert lists between clubs and other VeriScan Online Enterprise users to receive an alert such as entry of a Banned patron, arrival of VIP, etc.

Next Steps:

If you would like to learn more about VeriScan Online, you can sign up for a free 30 day trial here or call 888-430-8936 for a free consultation or demo.


ALE:

The Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) is responsible for the enforcement of ABC Laws. They are a division of the Department of Public Safety.

As a bar owner in North Carolina, you know the importance of complying with  ALE and its unique requirements. Many of you have establishments which the ABC considers to be a private club. The North Carolina ABC rules can make ensuring compliance a time consuming and laborious process.

Some of ABC’s Requirements for North Carolina:

  • Membership Roster with all Members Names & Addresses in Alphabetical Order
  • Signed Membership Agreement in Alphabetical Order
  • Alphebatized Visitor Log
  • Member Hobbies

Bar Owners’ Challenges:

You are in a challenging position. You have to ensure that you meet the above requirements while also still focusing on training employees, ensuring your customers receive a positive and timely experience and ensuring that your staff can focus on their actual responsibilities rather than tedious labor.

Currently, many bar owners are keeping paper logs and having employees file them manually and in alphabetical order at least once a week to prepare for a possible ALE visit.  While this meets compliance, it is not efficient for operations and wastes precious time that you could dedicate toward enhanced service, marketing efforts, etc.
In an Ideal World, a North Carolina Bar Owner Would Like to be Able to:

  1. Automatically collect & store patron info and classify them as a member or guest

  2. Receive notification of when membership fees are due

  3. Have patron electronically sign membership agreement and store alphabetically for your records

  4. Print out a membership card after automatically collecting patron information

  5. Have an easily accessible and alphebatizable visitor log


 

 

Maryland to Issue New Driver’s License and ID Cards

The Motor Vehicle Association (MVA) in Maryland has announced that it will issue a new driver’s license and state ID cards. The new cards will be available June 20th of this year and will begin to be issued after July 11th.

Maryland has not updated their IDs since 2003. The MVA decided to do this as a security measure; goal is to protect its citizens against identity theft and prevent counterfeiting. The new security features on the ID will make it very difficult for the IDs to be replicated. The IDs are also compliant with the Real ID Act. An extra security precaution includes mailing the new IDs from a secure MVA facility, so counterfeiters will have a reduced chance to access the equipment that produces the IDs as well as personal information.

Some of the new features include:

  • Three images of the cardholder, two on the front and one on the back
  • Laser engraving
  • Inventory control number
  • Raised print

Image of New License

New MD ID

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image from DelMarva Now                                                                                     

Per the Baltimore Sun’s article, “This card is the most secure driver’s license in the United States today,” state Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn said. “It has numerous layered security features that are going to make the Maryland driver’s license, learner’s permit and ID the most difficult to tamper with, and in fact, I would predict, not for many years are we going to see anyone with the ability to falsify a Maryland driver’s license.”

Counteirfeiters seem to be able to hack or duplicate almost anything these days but Maryland has made great efforts to prevent this.

Please note that this ID update will be available to all of IDScan.net’s software users before the IDs are released and will be avaialble for download here.

To learn more about the new Maryland IDs, click here.