Integrated Biometrics (IB) has placed its Kojak fingerprint scanner in a new biometric ATM from DAL-Global and Aertight Systems. The multimodal Identity-ATM blends an Aertight identification system with DAL-Global’s Identity-as-a-Service software, and will use face, fingerprint, and iris recognition to facilitate the creation of secure digital identities.
The Kojak reader will be used during the fingerprint phase of the registration process. To enroll, users will first set up a new account on a secure webpage that allows them to enter their personal information in the privacy of their own home. After that, the user will receive an SMS text with a unique DAL ID number, which they can then enter into an Identity-ATM to complete their registration.
The user’s face, fingerprint, and iris information will be collected at the Identity-ATM kiosk during that final stage. That biometric data will serve as the foundation for a blockchain-based digital identity.
“Aertight and DAL have combined biometric and blockchain technologies in a kiosk simple enough for any consumer application yet more secure than anything that’s come before it,” said Aertight President Gordon Triplett.
“Our patented technology continues to unleash products and services that require secure and accurate biometric identification,” added IB Executive VP David Gerulski.
The developers of the Identity-ATM believe that it will have applications in multiple sectors, including the finance, retail, and healthcare industries. DAL-Global Identity Management Specialist Dawid Jacobs also indicated that the company planned to use the Kojak reader for future software applications.
The new deployment should help IB maintain its momentum after posting 50 percent year-over-year growth in 2019. The company recently teamed up with IrisID to develop a multimodal handheld with iris and fingerprint recognition capabilities, while U.S. Customs and Border Protection has installed the 10-fingerprint Kojak scanner at more than 5,000 workstations in the wake of an order that was announced in April.
March 9, 2020 – by Eric Weiss