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TECH5 integrates biometric technologies with MOSIP open source ID platform

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International identity management provider TECH5 has integrated its biometric software with the open-source MOSIP identity management platform, and is the first ABIS vendor to complete a full integration, according to the announcement.

TECH5 presented a completed solution based on the integration of its T5-ABIS and Biometric SDKs for fingerprint, iris, and face recognition to the Executive Committee and International Advisory Group of MOSIP earlier this month. MOSIP is an open source platform for foundational ID backed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Sir Ratan Tata Trust and Omidyar Network, with the aim of breaking down vendor lock-in. The MOSIP system also enables citizens to maintain control of the use of their personally identifiable information, the organization says.

The T5-ABIS and MOSIP can be used together for deduplication during registration, and multi-factor verification and authentication for service provision, while the T5 SDKs can be used to assess the quality of biometric images during registration.

“TECH5 is proud to be the first company to be integrated with the MOSIP platform. We develop all of our technologies and solutions for identity management around the principles of ID4D and are very passionate about the MOSIP project, whose mission is aligned with our own company mission,” says TECH5 Chairman and Co-founder Rahul Parthe. “TECH5 invested in the integration of its platform with MOSIP and is actively working for the project because we very much believe that our combined solution will provide high value to countries that are establishing identity management systems.”

MOSIP was built by The International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (IIT-B) for nations to freely use in building their own inclusive ID systems. The T5-ABIS is built on an open architecture to preserve flexibility for governments.

“In the modern world, every individual should have the ability to assert their identity and get access to public services and benefits, while making sure that personal information is protected in the process. MOSIP’s open architecture, and the participation of companies who share this vision, can go a long way towards making this vision possible. TECH5 is a valued, early member of the MOSIP open ecosystem, whose approach resonates with ours, and we congratulate them on their successful integration with MOSIP,” says Srijoni Sen, MOSIP.

MOSIP also held a Biometrics and Devices Workshop in Bengaluru, India this week.

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