Integrated Biometrics fingerprint scanner featured in multi-modal blockchain identity kiosk
The FBI-certified Kojak fingerprint scanner from Integrated Biometrics has been deployed into a new multi-modal biometric “Identity ATM” kiosk from DAL-Global and Aertight Systems to provide a full range of digital identity services for financial services, retail, and healthcare businesses.
The kiosk is the first consumer-facing device of its kind, combining enterprise-grade biometric security with blockchain to collect, store and match biometrics, according to the company announcement. The biometric identification system is developed by Aertight Systems, and the kiosk’s Identity-as-a-Service software is provided by DAL-Global.
“The goal of bringing enterprise grade biometric scanning to the public presented us with numerous technical challenges, and overcoming them is what makes the Identity-ATM so revolutionary,” states Gordon Triplett, president of Aertight Systems, Inc. “Aertight and DAL have combined biometric and blockchain technologies in a kiosk simple enough for any consumer application yet more secure than anything that’s come before it.”
The creation of a single digital identity suing blockchain ensures that no synthetic identity or duplicate of the “Single Digital Twin” can exist, IB claims.
“The Kojak is certainly going to be our onboarding choice for future implementations of the DAL Identity Management Software,” says Dawid Jacobs, identity management specialist for DAL-Global.
To enroll, new users receive an email link to a secure web page where the account is created by inputting identifying details. A unique DAL ID# is sent via SMS, and enrollment is completed at any Identity-ATM kiosk by entering the number, and providing biometric finger, face, and iris scans. Iris and face recognition are used in combination with AFIS and ABIS fingerprint databases to verify the new identity, the dataset is used to create a digitally signed attestation of the identity on the blockchain, which DAL-Global says results in the world’s most secure digital identity.
“Our patented LES technology continues to unleash previously unimagined possibilities for products and services that require secure and accurate biometric identification,” states Integrated Biometrics Executive Vice President David Gerulski. “As both consumers and businesses insist on the highest levels of positive identification to secure their identities and finances, the world is turning to IB.”
IB announced in February it is planning to develop new products with its LES technology, and appointed a new VP of Engineering to support those efforts.