OT-Morpho launches digital license and face authentication platform

July 26, 2017 - 

Morpho Australasia, a subsidiary of OT-Morpho, has launched License2Go, a digital license and face authentication platform that allows the holders to store identification documents in their smartphone.

The main license app is complemented by a verification app, which allows police or others requiring ID checks to verify the details of the license holder without needing to hold the device.

License2Go works on the principle of privacy by design, ensuring that the device owner is continuously in control of personal data at all stages.

The platform facilitates contactless verification between the devices, with no personal data transmitted, even in areas that are without mobile coverage.

Depending on the level of authority required for a specific transaction, the license holder is able to select which information is shared, including name, address, and date of birth.

License details can be visually verified in-person or online, where facial verification can be used in the case of secure transactions such as loan applications.

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OT-Morpho Licence2Go

Morpho Australasia is working with Transport authorities among others to customize the solution and brand the apps with the design of the issuing authority.

The company has already launched a pilot program with an Australian Transport authority and is working to launch further pilots around the Asia-Pacific region in the second half of 2017.

“License2Go is able to connect identity from the physical world into the digital world,” Tim Ferris, managing director for Morpho Australasia, said. “We have had some great feedback from several jurisdictions and look forward to when leaving the physical document at home is no longer a problem.”

According to Morpho, the most obvious application for the platform is with digital driving licenses.

However, the concept can be readily adapted for other applications in government services and in the private sector, including membership cards, loyalty cards and corporate identification cards.

Earlier this week, Russian firm BioLink Solutions integrated OT-Morpho biometric terminals into its BioTime system to more effectively manage employees working time and access to business premises.

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