South African credit information bureau Xpert Decision Systems (XDS) announced that it has launched a new web-based automated facial biometrics solution that will allow its clients to remotely and securely authenticate their identity in real time.
This announcement comes amid the global COVID-19 pandemic which has caused a large number of enterprises and consumers to adjust to a new normal in which remote authentication is becoming an increasingly important part of everything in our daily lives from shopping to healthcare to banking.
“The novel global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is presenting unprecedented changes even in these modern times,” said XDS Executive:Biometrics Vic Esterhuizen. “Not least of all, is the massive online migration, spurred by the lockdowns simultaneously being instituted in regions across the globe… [and] we recognise that this is likely to lead to the biggest digital disruption markets have seen since the proliferation of Internet connectivity.”
The new system has been dubbed DOVS (Digital On-boarding Verification Solution), and is an extension of the XDS web-based Biometric Facial Modules which currently include the Face View and Face Match systems, both of which are interoperable with the new DOVS system.
“The solution allows a business to safely and securely verify the identity of a customer online, in real-time, by accessing the customers where they are through using the customer’s mobile device, such as a smartphone and our online facial recognition platform,” said Esterhuizen. “This means there’s no delay for customers – and no lengthy wait for the business before being able to approve an account and/or a sale to a customer,” he added.
April 30, 2020 – by Tony Bitzionis