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


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.

Identity Theft with Driver's License

Scan IDs to Prevent Identity theft at your Business – IDScan.net

In Bellevue, it was reported that a man was stealing checks out of people’s mailboxes and using a fake ID to cash them.  This form of identity theft is becoming more and more common throughout the US.

As an individual, there are definite precautions to take to protect yourself from identity theft.  Some examples include adding a lock to your mailbox and blacking out the address found on the registration in your car.  Communicating with your neighbors to help protect each other is also vital in the fight against identity theft.

From a business perspective, a lot of your employees are not trained to spot a fake ID when processing checks, issuing refunds, or selling age-restricted products.  So what can you do?  By relying on technology to automate ID checking, you can start to identity fake IDs immediately before becoming the victim of check cashing fraud.

Our company has built our entire technology platform to spot fake IDs and protect businesses from fraud.  This is not only a service to the business, but also helps customers stop identity theft before it spirals out of control.

Interested in learning more?  Feel free to give us a call at 504-434-0222 or check out our Solutions Page.

Have you been a victim of identity theft in the past?  Leave your comments below about your experience and how you were able to fight identity theft.

Louisiana Driver's lIcense

Bobby Jindal rejects LA’s Real ID Law

The governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal, has vetoed the REAL ID bill passed in Louisiana.

A couple of months ago, the Louisiana legislature adopted the REAL ID bill to ensure Louisiana’s driver’s licenses complied with federal regulation.  By 2016, these new REAL ID compliant driver’s licenses will be required for anyone who wants to enter federally-owned premises or board  a plane.

Governor Jindal stated that Louisiana had at least 18 months before they had to comply with the REAL ID regulation.  In the short-term, he did not want to expose local residents to “unnecessary federal oversight” by offering REAL ID compliant driver’s licenses.

Although Louisiana has chosen not to pursue REAL ID compliant driver’s licenses, our software is still able to read them.  Our desktop, tablet, and mobile software solutions can read any type of ID including military and hunting/fishing licenses from the US or Canada.

If you’re interested to learn more, please contact us.

Georgia DMV

Georgia also adding online driver’s license renewal

Starting on July 1st, you will no longer have to wait in line at a Georgia DMV to renewal your driver’s license.  Your welcome.

To qualify, your driver’s license or ID must be Secure ID compliant.  What does that mean?  It means when you registered for a driver’s license, you rough a birth certificate or passport, your social security card, two documents proving your residency, and a Marriage License if you’ve changed your name.  There will also be a gold start in the top right hand corner of your driver’s license if you qualify.

To register, check out www.dds.ga.gov.  Licenses will arrive by mail approximately two weeks after online renewal.

ID verification is extremely important in these scenarios where online renewal can potentially lead to identity theft and fraud.  If you are a DMV and interested in ID verification software, please Contact Us.


North Carolina Driver's License

NC Adds Remote Driver’s License Renewal

Do to an extreme increase in volume, North Carolina has passed a bill that would allow people to renew their driver’s license remotely.

To qualify, a person would need a valid driver’s licenses issued after they turned 18.  Additionally, they would be required to have previously renewed their driver’s license in person at the DMV office.

This new bill that was passed on Wednesday and would let people renew licenses without taking a new picture or passing an exam at the DMV.  People are free to apply online, by mail, or by telephone.  The IDs would be valid for 4 years and reduce the hassle of waiting in line at the DMV.

As ID renewal moves to an online model, ID validation will continue to be pivotal.  The ability to scan, verify, and collect customer information will be an important aspect of the success of this campaign.

Are you a DMV or looking for ID scanning software?  Check out our enterprise solution options.

Fake Mississippi ID

Check Fraud caught in Biloxi

In Biloxi, Mississippi, police reported that a man tried to cash fake checks using a fake ID.

At the Boomtown Casino in Biloxi, Andrew Clay Sims was caught attempting to cash two fake checks within the same hour.  By using a fake ID, he attempted to commit check fraud and cash each check.

Does this sound similar?  It has been reported by several law enforcement agencies that the fake ID is often the weakest part of check cashing scams.  Protect your business by integrating an ID scanner into security system.  Visit our solutions page for more information.


Driver's license for illegal immigrants

Driver’s Licenses for Illegal Immigrants – Good or Bad Policy?

There has been a lot of recent debate regarding whether states should provide driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants.  Providing them with identification would help guarantee our roads are safer by ensuring they become insured and trained drivers.  However, there has been significant push back against these policies.  Although providing them with driver’s licenses would make our roads safer, there is debate regarding whether illegal immigrants should be able to receive a driver’s license.

In California, the “Drive CA” program has been labeled as overly stringent.  For this program to work, regulators agree that there must be easy access to document requirements and applicant’s privacy must be protected.  This poses another potential problem of discrimination when illegal immigrants apply for a driver’s license.

Currently, similar bills for illegal immigrants to get driver’s licenses are trying to be based all across the US.  Despite the heavy support for them, they have faced significant political deadlock.

What do you think about giving illegal immigrants driver’s licenses?  Let us know if the comments section below.

Fake NJ IDs

New ID Scam to sell iPhones

A new ID scam is starting to become popular around the country that involves the use of fake IDs.

In the most recent instance, two perpetrators used fake IDs to open multiple cell phone accounts at Radio Shack.  They would upgrade their phone services, buy a new iPhone for about $100, and afterwards add an additional phone line to get a second iPhone.  They would then turn around and sell these phones for $500 online.

Police reported that one of the suspects had 13 fake IDs.  The entire scam led to $5,400 in fraud.

Our systems are designed to detect fake IDs by reading the PDF417 barcode found on the back of any type of driver’s license, military ID, or other state-issued ID.  Our enterprise solutions allow you to quickly integrate ID scanning and fake ID detection into any type of POS, desktop, or software system.  Check out the pages for our ID Parsing SDK and Web Services API for th more information.

What other types of ID scams have you seen?  Feel free to leave a comment below to chime in.