ID R&D and TECH5 have deployed a new Know-Your-Customer solution that will allow people in India to gain access to essential government services on mobile devices. The joint offering blends TECH5’s facial recognition technology with ID R&D’s passive liveness detection solution.
TECH5’s platform includes its own layer of active liveness detection. Depending on their preferences, users can configure the combined system to enable fully passive liveness detection, or they can choose a more active option that requires a moderate amount of interaction during the authentication process.
The deployment itself represents the beginning of a strategic relationship between ID R&D and TECH5 that will eventually encompass ID R&D’s voice biometric technology in addition to facial recognition. The two companies are hoping to expand their presence in the global market, and are anticipating future opportunities in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
“This relationship draws on two teams’ collective geographic, vertical and technology expertise to drive mutual growth opportunities and market advantages,” said ID R&D SVP John Amein.
“The combination of our companies’ liveness detection services resulted in a winning proposition,” added TECH5 Chairman and Co-Founder Rahul Parthe. “We plan to extend our cooperation by including ID R&D’s voice biometrics offering in the TECH5 online and offline suite of authentication solutions.”
ID R&D first unveiled is passive liveness detection solution back in August, and has since delivered the technology to customers like Innov8tif and Zenoo. The technology passed iBeta’s Level 1 Presentation Attack Detection testing program earlier this year, which means the platform is compliant with the latest ISO 30107-3 standards.
TECH5, meanwhile, has successfully integrated its technology with the open-source MOSIP platform. The company has also advocated for touchless authentication solutions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has offered its mobile biometric technology (and its expertise) to companies that provide key services for government organizations.
April 16, 2020 – by Eric Weiss