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Newsletter – December, 2016

CONTENT: Trident Refresh • Enabling Nigeria Student ID Verification • Gitex 2016 in Review • Next Exhibitions: Trustech, Connect:ID & ID4Africa • CredenceONE-MRZ Upgrade program


Trident Refresh

Trident Top ISOFollowing great success from our current customer deployments Credence ID has updated its flagship product, Trident.

The second release Trident features a new core chipset with the FreeScale iMX6 Quad Core processor and Android 6.0 Operating System that brings new levels of performance to the platform. The Trident-2 will also be enabled with Over-The-Air software update functionality that allows you to send software updates wirelessly and keep your devices current over a standard Wi-Fi or cellular connection.

Trident confirms its market leading position as a fully integrated tri-modal biometrics mobile device that employs a dual finger enrollment-capable FAP 45 fingerprint scanner, the first binocular-type iris capture on a mobile unit, and a stunning 5 MP auto-focus camera with flash that features barcode scanning capability.


Enabling Nigeria Student ID Verification

The West African Examinations Council is West Africa’s foremost examining board established by law to determine the examinations required in the public interest in the English-speaking West African countries, to conduct the examinations and to award certificates comparable to those of equivalent examining authorities internationally.

Every year WAEC oversees the examinations of millions of students. In the process, it is critical to make sure that the identity of every student taking the examination is verified against the identity that was registered. The solution is to provide mobile biometric identity verification at the point of entry of the examination venue. By deploying the CredenceONE, a compact, mobile and versatile device on which all students’ information is stored electronically, the identity of exam takers can be established at the point of entry of the examination venue.

WAEC requested our local partner Vatebra to take the lead in this project and develop an easy-to-use software application that required minimum training for the examination officers. “Credence ID devices are perfectly suited for this type of project. They are highly mobile and provide very long battery life which is important in these often remote and challenging environments. Their platform and included SDK are critical for the rapid application development necessary for this type of project”, said Kunle Akinniran, Managing Director of Vatebra.

With the mobile identity verification solution in place, WAEC has been able to reduce examination fraud in the examination process while at the same time simplifying the administration aspects by replacing a cumbersome paper trail with a fully electronic information management system. For access to the complete Case Study on this project, please click on the following link: www.credenceid.com


Gitex 2016 in review

Trident Top ISOThe Gitex show in Dubai saw several Credence ID partners exhibiting and demonstrating Credence ID products integrated and driving their solutions for KYC, e-Registration, Document Verification and Border Control.

Of particular interest was the solution for mobile e-ID card issuance, developed by Gemalto Middle East, and presented by the Civil Registry department of the Saudi Ministry of Interior. At Gitex, every year Ministries from the GCC countries illustrate their vision on how to effectively innovate to further streamline citizen access to (e) Government services. The Saudi Civil Registry showcased a new issuance method for e-ID cards to citizens where the CredenceONE enables delivery at home by taking a fingerprint that is compared to the stored fingerprint on the National ID card – captured during registration – to ensure that the ID document is issued to the authorized holder. This process offers unparalleled levels of flexibility to Saudi residents being served at the convenience at their residential address.

The Saudi ID card contains the holder’s digital information such as demographics, facial image and fingerprints and can also be used as a travel document that facilitates legitimate travel within all GCC countries. Enabling this solution for mobile e-ID card issuance the Credence platform addresses the gaining popularity globally of electronic IDs, including mobile IDs and biometric IDs. The number of national e-IDs in circulation is expected to reach 3.5 billion citizens by 2018, by which time, the number of countries issuing e-ID will supersede those issuing traditional national IDs by a ratio of 5 to 1.


Next Exhibitions: Trustech, Connect:ID & ID4Africa

Meet Us at Trustech! We are excited to confirm our attendance at Trustech 2016 Conference on November 29th to December 1st in Cannes. Will you be participating at or attending the show as well? We will be happy to schedule a meeting for a one-to-one presentation, a demo or just to say hello! Meet Us at connect:ID! The connect:ID 2017 conference will take place over three days – May 1-3, 2017 – and features 70+ expert speakers who will educate, debate, inspire, and share experiences. Stay tuned and meet Rob Garrigan, our VP Sales and Business Development for the AMERICAS! We are pleased to attend the 3rd ID4AFRICA Forum, hosted by the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration (MHAI) of the Government of Namibia on 26-28 April 2017 in Windhoek, Namibia. Will you be joining us?


CredenceONE-MRZ Upgrade program

The CredenceONE-MRZ Upgrade program that we announced in September is now in full swing, and offered for FREE until the end of November. To benefit from the program our customers can follow the normal Credence ID RMA process to send in their prototype units in exchange for the production release that offers great benefits in terms of robustness, ease-of-use and durability.

In addition to all the standard features of the CredenceONE with its versatile smart card reader, fingerprint reader and face camera, the CredenceONE-MRZ scans any international passport or Machine Readable Travel Document (MRTD). Its mobile, handheld and robust design allows for identity verification anywhere and anytime.