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IDScan.net Integrates Payment Processing into ID Scanning Apps

IDScan.net has announced that payment processing is now fully integrated into their cloud based ID scanning applications, VeriScan Online and VS Max.


IDScan.net has announced that payment processing is now fully integrated into their cloud based ID scanning applications.

The move, according to Denis Petrov, CEO of IDScan.net, allows businesses to process a credit card payment and automatically capture and link it to the data stored on the purchaser’s ID. It allows two separate actions to be processed as one entry.

“This capability is great news for our customers who can now easily collect payments on the spot while ensuring that they have the valuable customer data that they need,” Petrov said.

“The new payment processing feature will allow all types of organizations to increase their number of transactions as well as revenue.” -Denis Petrov, CEO IDScan.net

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Easily collect payment regardless of location.

This full scope solution benefits any markets that need to take payments and quickly collect customer data through mobile or desktop solutions. This could be for any type of event entry, donation request, marketing purposes for sales trials, etc. The solution is also essential to fighting chargebacks.

With VeriScan Online, it takes less than 1 second to collect the ID information; this automation provides greater efficiency and accuracy for businesses. The applications not only capture ID and payment information, they also capture signature, provide geo coordinates as well as a receipt. The information collected allows organizations and businesses to better understand their donors or customers. With the applications, businesses can generate reports to identify gender, age, and zip code through an online web portal.

The payment processing is now integrated into all versions of the VeriScan Online application. This also includes the newly released VS Max, a cloud based ID scanning app which has similar functionality to VeriScan Online but gives users further customization options which include customizable fields, whether it is for a questionnaire or to more quickly process visitors.

IDScan.net CTO, Andrey Stanovnov, states “The VS Max application has the additional feature of being completely customizable. The added advantage is it allows customers to tailor exactly what information they would like to capture and keep track of said data in a very streamlined way.

“Both the payment processing integration and the release of the VS Max application are exciting initiatives for IDScan.net. The integrated systems are fast and efficient, and they provide a new and improved experience for both businesses and customers,” Stanovnov said.

About IDScan.net
At IDScan.net we help businesses flourish with ID scanning solutions that streamline visitor management, increase security and optimize efficiency. We were the first company to market for mobile ID scanning solutions, and we continue to deliver cutting-edge technology based on our clients’ needs.

LA Governor John Bel Edwards Prepares for Real ID Bill

On Monday, May 30th the Louisiana Senate voted to pass a bill that allows residents to decide whether they want a driver’s license or other state ID card that is compliant with the Real ID Act.

The bill was proposed by Louisiana State Senator Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb (pictured below) and passed with a 28-9 vote. Governor John Bel Edwards plans to sign the bill into law.

Proponents of the bill believe that Louisiana residents should have this option in order to protect their privacy.

As discussed in our last blog post, opponents of the Real ID Act feel that it violates privacy and makes it easier for hackers to obtain personal information due to the fact that the information will go into a database that is shared between states.

To learn more about this bill click here.


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Need a refresher on the Real ID Act? Click here.

Illinois Transitions to Real ID Compliance

Illinois will change the way they issue IDs as part of its efforts to become compliant with the Real ID Act.

According to the Department of Homeland Security, Illinois, along with Minnesota, Missouri, and Washington are not compliant with the Real ID Act.

Illinois will begin the process to become compliant this summer. Tuesday, May 24th, Jesse White, Illinois Secretary of State, announced the steps Illinois will take to achieve compliance. Beginning in July, new licenses and other state ID cards will be mailed to the applicant after they pass a number of fraud checks. In the meantime, the applicant will receive a temporary paper to serve as their identification.

DHS has created the following deadlines:

  • All U.S. Residents flying domestically will be able to use a driver’s license orother form of identification accepted by TSA until January 2018.
  • Beginning January 22nd, 2018, residents must present an alternative form ofidentification unless they are a resident of one of the states which has been granted an extension.
  • Beginning October 1st, 2020, all U.S. residents are required to have a Real IDcompliant license or another form of TSA-approved identification for domestic airtravel.

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We have discussed the Real ID Act in previous blog posts, but we have not covered the reasoning for states such as Illinois’ hesitance in becoming compliant. According to the Examiner, several states have not wanted to transition to Real ID compliance because they feel it minimizes states’ rights as well as individual privacy.

Federal funding for Real ID compliance is only issued to states that agree to link their databases to other states so information between DMVs can be shared.

As discussed in Cynthia Hodges’ article on the Examiner, Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies at the Free-Market CATO Insitute and a member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy and Data Committee, states, “The Real ID Act represents a transfer of power from individuals to institutions, and that transfer threatens liberty, enables identity fraud, and subjects people to unwanted surveillance.”

While there is controversy surrounding the act, the majority of states are compliant or are in the process of becoming so. We will continue to keep readers updated on the act.

To check the status of your state’s compliance on the Real ID Act, click here.

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

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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.

 

Collision Conference

This past week two of our team members (myself included) had the pleasure of attending Collision. For those of you who may not be familiar with Collision, it is a US tech conference where startups and industry leaders gather to learn and network.

My primary purpose for being there was to soak up as much knowledge as I could in the one day I was able to attend. There were hundreds of lecturers at different stages who spoke in 15 minute increments. There were several stages set up which categorized the different types of lectures; I spent most of my time at the Marketing Stage however made a point to venture out to learn about other topics such as sustainable growth.

Almost every speaker I saw reignited my desire to improve and ramp up marketing efforts and gain more knowledge about the tech industry in general. There were some major industry players there such as Neil Vogel of About.com, Phil Gilbert of IBMDesign and Julia Hartz of Eventbrite. I enjoyed the 15 minute lectures because the short time frame  encouraged speakers to hit the most important points of their experiences and encouraged attendees to soak up as much information as they could.

Here are the topics which were covered by the aforementioned people:

  • Reinventing your brand and beating the competion (Neil Vogel)
  • Sustainable business: is growth the right metric? (Julia Hartz)
  • Using the creative mind to problem-solve (Phil Gilbert)

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I was blown away by how candid Neil Vogel was. He spoke about the struggles About.com has had, and how they had not kept up with their competion in terms of branding and strategizing their content. He also discussed their plan for their new health website, verywell.com which was launched that day, pretty genius if you ask me.

Julia Hartz had a conversation with Tina Sharkey of Sherpa Foundry about sustainable growth, how do you truly measure it, and how do you achieve it in different markets? Hearing the history of EventBrite was very motivating and made me start thinking as to how this might be applied to my own job.

Phil Gilbert, stood at a high table while sipping on Abita Amber chatting with Harry West of frog and Chris Dannen of Fast Company. They discussed the importance of communication within a company and how before you can truly be valuable to a customer, you have to make sure your own team is on the same page. This really hit home in terms of the importance of communication within an organization, be it a tiny one or a large one.

 

Below are some of the major takeaways from each lecture:

1.  Companies that are not customer centric, fail.

 

2. It is important to take a step back from your company and examine

everything from an outside perspective.

 

3. You must have empathy within your own company, a sort of humble confidence.


All in all, Collision was a great experience. There were many incredible speakers which were not all covered in this post, but we wanted to share with our readers some of the valuable highlights. We plan to attend next year and fingers crossed it will be in our awesome hometown of New Orleans!

 

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.

To learn more about IDScan.net, click here.

 

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ID Tech’s Latest Device Reads EMV Chip and Magnetic Stripe

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Check out the latest announcement from our partner, IDTech! This solution will make the transition from magnetic stripe to EMV seamless.

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 Smooth Transition:

The Augusta is a secure EMV chip and magnetic stripe reader that is
specifically designed to offer retailers a simple upgrade path to EMV from
traditional desktop magnetic stripe readers. This reader is able to provide
superior reading performance while also encrypting sensitive magnetic stripe
and EMV data. With all data encrypted, the Augusta can participate in
end-to-end solutions reducing the risk of data compromises.

 EMV/Universal SDK:

This reader has been designed to use ID TECH’s Common L2 Kernel and can
be utilized with ID TECH’s Universal SDK.  Augusta has been designed to use
ID TECH’s Common L2 Kernel and is fully compatible with ID TECH’S powerful
Universal SDK (which allows terminal applications to be developed in minimal time).

 Easy To Use:

The Augusta is very user friendly and reliable. It is available in USB-HID
configuration and uses common HID drivers. Beepers, LEDs and bidirectional
communication make interacting with the unit very intuitive. The location of the
mounting holes makes it easy to mount to any previous MiniMag II or SecuRED
mounting bracket. The Augusta is able to support 1,000,000 magnetic stripe
operations or 500,000 EMV transactions.

 Features:

  • Encryption capable 3-track MagStripe swiper and ICC reader
  • ICC reader that is EMV L1 certified and hosts the Common L2 kernel
  • Visual and audible feedback to signal good/bad card reads, etc
  • TDES and AES encryption algorithm for MagStripe and contact EMV output
  • Supports ID TECH standard TR31 (and optional TR34) based Remote Key Injection

To learn more about IDTech, please visit www.idtechproducts.com