HID Global recognized for mobile driver’s licenses solution

April 24, 2016 - 

Security Products magazine has selected the HID goID platform for mobile IDs as a winner of the 2016 Govies Award honoring outstanding government security products.

HID goID it is an integral part of HID Global’s mobility initiative aimed at transforming the user experience for a more convenient, trusted and secure digital world. The new platform enables driver’s licenses and other citizen IDs to be carried on smartphones that become all-in-one devices for receiving, presenting and authenticating mobile IDs.

According to a statement by the company, the HID goID platform for mobile IDs is the first to enable driver’s licenses and other citizen identification, including national ID cards and vehicle registration, to be carried on smartphones that can receive, present and authenticate mobile IDs. The platform is powered by HID Global’s Seos technology and enables instant over-the-air credential provisioning and streamlined access to cloud-based government information services. HID goID ensures transactions are conducted in a closed-circuit environment protected by end-to-end encryption.

The platform also lets users present credentials with a bluetooth or NFC connection rather than having to physically hand over their mobile devices. The platform also simplifies credential issuance and eliminates the need to stand in line for new cards and renewals by enabling over-the-air provisioning, renewals or change of data, such as address change.

This award is the 20th received by HID Global for solutions powered by its Seos technology.

“This award reaffirms the accelerating demand we are seeing from citizens and governments that want to use mobile IDs to simplify lives, empower users with more applications, and increase the level of trust in using a digital identity,” said Rob Haslam, Vice President and Managing Director, Government ID with HID Global. “HID Global is uniquely positioned to meet this demand with our HID goID platform, and we have a growing number of government agencies around the world currently looking at our solution.”

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