3M’s New CR5400 ID Imager Provides Protection Against Fake IDs

The ideal ID scanning solution has always been a four part process.  First, the ID is physically scanned.  The actual raw capture of the 2D barcode, smart-chip, or magnetic stripe is essential to the automation and actual validation of any ID.  Secondly this raw data must be parsed.  Unparsed, unformatted raw data is worthless to the business-owner.  This parsing algorithm must be tailor-made to fit the ID on a state by state basis.  Each state also constantly reformats their IDs, in an attempt to foil the manufacture of fakes and to keep up with new technology provided by the AAMVA.   At IDScan.net, we have the most up-to-date parsing engine and work diligently to stay one step ahead of the forgers.  Thirdly, the data should be collected.  With our program VeriScan Online we pioneered cloud-based ID storage and were the first company to engineer mobile ID verification for the iOS.  Lastly, this data should be presented for analysis.  With VeriScan Online, custom reports and analytics are generated with a mouseclick.

This process is our bread and butter.  That’s why it’s so exciting to announce our newest step with 3M’s CR5400 ID scanner/imager.   The CR5400 represents the newest and most advanced weapon in our arsenal to fight ID fakes and forgers.  This device when paired with our VeriScan software suite will detect any counterfeits, alterations, simulations and substitutions in the ID forging process.

Previously the alternative for checking against fakes and frauds was DMV database integration.  This process is often time consuming and extremely costly, and only suitable for the most thorough visitor management and access control solutions.  This new and affordable device with its spectrum of scanning compatibility checks and verifies licenses’ holograms with UV and Infrared light, ensuring that every inch of the ID meets state regulation and format.  This simplifies the entire verification process to one in-house localized scan, so IDs can be processed quickly and inexpensively.

Additionally, the scanner captures crisp high resolution images of both the front and back of the ID, making it ideal for chargeback prevention as well as ID verification.

Over the following weeks we will be releasing compatible versions of our entire software suite.  Please stay tuned as we work to bring you the most secure and efficient ID scanning solutions at the lowest price possible.  Let us know if you have any additional questions not answered above.

KOAMTAC releases KDC500 Chip and Pin Scanner

“KOAMTAC has built a complete Bluetooth barcode data companion portfolio over the last 10 years, and continues to provide the most compact, power efficient devices on the market,” stated Dr. Hanjin Lee, President and CEO of KOAMTAC. KOAMTAC’s new device, the KDC500, is the latest in the long-standing line of pocket sized bluetooth barcode scanners.

The bluetooth barcode scanner is no longer a rarity in the ever evolving POS, inventory managment, and id scanning industries.   The device’s 1D laser is compatible with most product barcodes while its 2D imager is compatible with all state and federal ID formats, including military IDs.    What separates the KDC500 is its inclusion of advanced payment processing methods as well as its size and long battery life.  “The KDC500 is 50% smaller and lighter than its competitors, but with its ultra-efficient power management technique it enables a long lasting operation; up to a few weeks on a single charge.”

The KDC500 bluetooth barcode scanner is intended to bridge the gap to the Chip and Pin market in America by providing an easy to use lightweight and ergonomic Chip and Pin scanner with a multi-case form factor that should appeal to most large-scale retailers and warehouses.

For more info and technical specifications please see the press release which can be found in its entirety here.

 

COMING SOON: VeriScan PA700 Mobile Solution

The Next Generation of Mobile ID Scanning Technology has Arrived.

IDScan.net and Unitech ADC are proud to present the VeriScan Mobile PA700 Solution.  This revolutionary rugged, wireless, Android scanner combines the latest in mobile scanning hardware with IDScan.net’s tried-and-true VeriScan software.    It is both Wi-Fi and simcard compatible, and contains both a 2D barcode scanner and an RFID reader.  The reader also comes with GPS capabilities, making it the perfect fit for visitor management solutions.

VeriScan remains the most customizable, user-friendly, and reliable app in the industry and includes features such as one scan ID verification, custom group and interest tags, intuitive report generation, and image capture functionality.  Enjoy the same great features of VeriScan on one of the fastest dual-core mobile processors on the market that supports Android’s large ecosystem of apps.  Never suffer through slow load and ID processing times again with the PA700.

The PA700 is also built tough.  With a standard Gorilla Glass screen rated at 7H hardness, stay scratch and crack free.  The scanner is also 1.2M drop certified making it ideal for bar and nightclub industry.

This plug-n-play solution does not compromise ease-of-use for sophistication, however.  Upon purchase, open up the box, charge your scanner, and start swiping IDs.  And as always, if you do run into any problems, never hesitate to call or email us at IDScan.net.   We’re always glad to help.

Coming next month to store.idscan.net.

For more information on our VeriScan software solutions, please visit us at https://idscan.net/wp/solutions.

Thanks and Happy Holidays!

IDScan.net

Partner Releases First ID Scanner for iPhone 6

Partner Infinite Peripherals releases the first 2D barcode scanner for iPhone 6.  Paired with our tested VeriScan Online solution, the Linea Pro 6 turns your brand new iPhone into a top-of-the line ID Scanner.  Upon release the Linea Pro 6 will be 2D barcode and magnetic stripe compatible, with options for RFID scanning for more secure forms of identification.

Coming soon to the IDScan.net store!

For more information, click here.

Now Available: Star Micronics Mobile Bluetooth Printer

IDScan.net is proud to announce that the Star Micronics SM-T300i Mobile Bluetooth Printer is now available.

Ideal for the ever growing field service/mobile industry, the SM-T300i is great for receipt, ticket and badge printing.

Its rugged and water-resistant design coupled with a long battery life makes the SM-T300i a welcomed option for applications in harsh outdoor environments, such as service & delivery, public safety and utility applications.

In addition to easy drop in & print paper loading and print speed of 80mm per second, the SM-T300i also features an LCD display, magnetic stripe reader and comes standard with a Wireless/LAN & Serial connection.

Coupled with our selection of ID readers and verification software, this printer is the perfect fit for any visitor management or access control solution.

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 support@781.fdb.myftpupload.com.

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.

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The rise of Biometrics

The Watchdog from the Dallas Morning News recently pointed out the new imposition of biometrics when renewing a driver’s license.

Previously, biometrics including fingerprints and facial recognition would never be required unless you were convicted of a crime.  Outside of some government occupations that require fingerprints, DMV databases would keep your fingerprints online.

With the constant encroachment on our privacy, is the imposition of new biometrics a good thing?  There is a definite trade off between respecting people’s privacy and enhancing security.  Which are more important to you?

The introduction of biometrics is becoming more and more common for access control, visitor management, and liability claims (read our article about fighting chargebacks).

If biometrics are essential to the security of your business, we recommend you checking out our VeriScan Desktop software.  VeriScan Desktop provides the ability to collect an image of a person’s drivers license, fingerprints, an image of the visitor, and an electronic signature.  It is the perfect solution for those looking for an extra layer of security.

What do you think about biometrics and fingerprinting?  Leave your comments below and let us know what you think.

Fight chargebacks with VeriScan Plus and the M-280 Scanner.

How Do I Protect my Nightclub from Chargebacks?

You’ve experienced it before.  A customer comes to your nightclub, spends a lot of money, and a week later issues a chargeback through their credit card company.  This phenomenon is a result of something called “buyer’s remorse”, and it affects thousands of clubs all over the country on a weekly basis.

 

Chargebacks directly hurt your business’s bottom line and lead to a significant loss on your books.  With chargebacks becoming a frequent occurrence in the nightclub industry, how do we protect ourselves from these costly transactions?

 

Here at IDFalcon, we developed a fully integrated system that helps you keep track of visitors and prove that they were on your premises.  We integrated ID scanning, image capture, fingerprinting, and electronic signature into a system that is still easy-to-use, fast and efficient, and most importantly, effective.

 

Crazy Horse III in Las Vegas found VeriScan Plus and the M-280 scanner to have an immediate impact on their club’s operations.  By utilizing it at the VIP section of their club, Crazy Horse III is able to quickly capture all of the customer’s credentials and information to protect themselves from fraud and chargebacks.  The system is also fast and efficient, which allowed them to still deliver an extremely high level of customer service and an excellent customer experience.

 

Many of our customers have championed that the major benefit of VeriScan Plus and the M-280 is the ability to capture three forms of identification in fewer than 5 seconds – customer information (name, age, gender, address, etc.), a picture of the person, and an image of their driver’s license and credit card.  We also integrated fingerprinting and electronic signature as an additional level of security to guarantee that customers cannot issue a chargeback.

 

Chargebacks are costly, but they don’t have to hurt your club.  With our new system, chargebacks are a thing of the past.  Stop “buyer’s remorse” and start fighting chargebacks.

 

For more information, please visit the VeriScan Plus and M-280 Product Page.

 

About IDFalcon: IDFalcon provides ID scanning solutions that read driver’s licenses, military IDs, and other state IDs for access control, automatic data capture, and age verification.  They have 10+ years of experience in the ID scanning industry and pioneered ID scanning for mobile apps.  Some of their clients include Sapphire Club in Las Vegas, Caesar’s Entertainment, Molson Coors, Hooters, and Borgata Casinos.

SDK

SDK Version 5.49.0

We’ve released our newest version of our SDK via FTP access for our customers.  This new version has additional support for military IDs, common access cards, and new driver’s licenses.

Facial Recognition

Facial Recognition for WizzForms

WizzForms is now embedded with facial recognition, which will allow you to scan the image of the ID and save only the person’s face.  This feature is perfect for creating visitor badges!