Worldreach deploys Cognitec facial biometrics for mobile onboarding application

WorldReach Software announced today that it has deployed Cognitec‘s facial recognition technology to facilitate remote identity verification during self-service ID issuance processes via its smartphone app.

Applicants for passports, visas, residency/settlement programs or digital onboarding services can use their mobile devices to take a photo of their identification documents, along with a selfie for biometric verification. An automated back-end process verifies the claimed identity, validates the ID document via NFC and chip reads, checks for watch list alerts, completes a liveness check, and forwards the application for completion of assessment.

Using the app eliminates the need to visit an office facility and allows for uninterrupted digital services. WorldReach is currently applying this solution with passport and border control agencies in Canada, the UK, Ireland, and other organizations pursuing seamless travel initiatives.

“We chose Cognitec’s market-leading face matching technology to achieve consistently high accuracy rates for the verification process,” explains Gordon Wilson, WorldReach president. “Government agencies require proven, reliable technologies for each step in the application process, as they aim to build the community’s trust in these new digital application methods. This partnership gives our companies a pioneering role in advancing e-government services.”

“The WorldReach solution brings the advantages of face recognition to modern ID management systems,” adds Alfredo Herrera, Cognitec CEO. “We look forward to contributing our expertise as WorldReach evolves this trend-setting technology.”

Cognitec recently noted that the latest NIST FRVT 1:N test results confirm the solid market position of its FaceVACS matching technology, and the achievements of its algorithm research and development.

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