IDEMIA’s Rob Mikell on why everyone needs a digital driver’s license

This week, the Connect:ID 2018 conference in Washington, D.C. hosted a session on digital driver’s licenses. It included a presentation from Rob Mikell, director of business development for government solutions at Billerica, Mass.-based IDEMIA—the company charged with supplying Iowa’s digital driver’s license technology. IEEE Spectrum caught up with Mikell after the conference, and asked him to make the case for digital driver’s licenses, also called mobile driver’s licenses.

“[A digital driver’s license is] not a simple photograph of your driver’s license on your cell phone. It’s a digital, secured rendering of your driver’s license that is dynamically connected back to the system of record—that would be your state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV),” said Mikell.

Read the full article: Driver’s Licenses Go Digital (IEEE Spectrum)

May 4th, 2018|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , , |

IDEMIA’s Brian Martin discusses NIST’s role in driving facial recognition technology improvements

Since 2000, National Institute for Standards and Technology’s Face Recognition Vendor Test  (FRVT) has provided independent evaluations of commercially available and prototype facial recognition technologies to help determine where and how the technology can best be deployed.

These NIST tests are at least partially responsible for the improvement in facial recognition technology over the past couple of decades, according to Brian Martin, a senior director of research and technology at IDEMIA, a provider of trusted identities.

“It makes everyone compete to make a better face recognition technology,” Martin said. “I think that if it were not for the NIST tests, face recognition technology probably would not be at the state where it is today.”

Read the full article: How NIST helps facial recognition make better matches (GCN)

April 6th, 2018|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , |

Delaware test runs futuristic mobile driver’s licenses with the help of IDEMIA

Delaware could be one of the first states to adopt mobile driver’s licenses. The Delaware Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that the state’s Division of Motor Vehicles has launched a six-month pilot of the digital license. The pilot includes around 200 state employees and stakeholders.

The state is running it alongside IDEMIA, the company that produces Delaware’s physical licenses and identification cards.

Read the full article: Delaware to test mobile driver’s licenses in pilot program (The Washington Post)

March 14th, 2018|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , |

The New York Times talks to IDEMIA about biometric technology in sports venues

In the case of an arena, a sports fan might sign up for a loyalty program with a team and attach their image and a credit card to the account. They could then park without paying an attendant, walk in without having a ticket scanned and pay for merchandise and concessions without ever taking out their wallet.

“The days of having 40,000 to 60,000 people in the stadium and not knowing who they are, I think those days are going to disappear,” said Charles Carroll, a senior vice president at IDEMIA, which manages the Transportation Security Administration’s PreCheck program. IDEMIA has partnered with three sports venues on security, including Barclays Center in Brooklyn, to offer expedited lines to enter.

Read the full article: Madison Square Garden Has Used Face-Scanning Technology on Customers (The New York Times)

March 13th, 2018|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , , |