Veridos launches mobile facial authentication solution for eGovernment services

  • New smartphone-based solution from Veridos can be used for various eGovernment services such as applying for a new passport
  • VeriGO® TrueID provides governments with a cost-cutting solution that speeds up authentication processes, while citizens benefit from increased convenience
  • The solution will be presented at this week’s ICAO TRIP event in Montréal, Canada; a European single-country pilot is planned to start imminently

Berlin, October 23, 2018 – World-leading identity solutions provider Veridos today announced the release of a facial authentication solution called VeriGO® TrueID, which is set to enable the next generation of eGovernment services and as such presents a crucial opportunity for all governments seeking to keep pace in the ever-evolving digital landscape. It also brings clear benefits for citizens, making a convenient and secure solution available when renewing identity documents, for example.

VeriGO® is the innovative Veridos verification platform which has also been combined with mobile identity services to create sophisticated smartphone-based solutions. Veridos is now offering a new mobile tool for eGovernment: VeriGO® TrueID. The VeriGO® TrueID solution consists of a mobile app for face detection and server-side matching, with checks performed against an already existing national biometric database – meaning that there is no need for citizens to enroll in advance. The VeriGO® TrueID solution will be showcased for the first time at the ICAO TRIP symposium and exhibition, taking place 23-25 October in Montréal, Canada. There is also a single-country European pilot planned to start in the next few weeks.

This solution represents an excellent opportunity for governments to digitalize and streamline their internal processes, as well as offering potential for establishing an innovative revenue stream and business model. It also simplifies processes for citizens, eliminating the need to visit registration offices in person, as they can instead simply identify themselves via their smartphone camera.

Dr. Silke Bargstädt-Franke, Head of Technical Sales & Portfolio Management at Veridos said: “Governments that seek to keep up with digitalization can use VeriGO® TrueID to great effect, simultaneously simplifying their services and optimizing their resources. The solution can be integrated into existing authentication servers and works on all widely used smartphones, making it very easy to transition to.”

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