TECH5 launches T5 Digital Identity Toolkit for efficient digital ID issuance, management as well as offline authentication

Author at TechGenyz Press Release

TECH5 is launching its T5 Digital Identity Toolkit with innovative touchless solutions to support and speed up government and enterprise activities safely. The T5 Digital Identity Toolkit can streamline ID management in the pandemic and post-pandemic era and provide citizens with the tools for safe and efficient daily digital operations.

The T5 Digital Identity Toolkit includes touchless biometric capture, liveness detection, a high compression algorithm for face images, biometric matching technologies for mobile devices, as well as T5-IDencode, the latest innovation in barcode technology, for data storage, management, and offline authentication, provided in partnership with HD Barcode LLC.

T5-IDencode enables cost-efficient storage of personal and biometric data in a high-density barcode that is highly secure, as well as offline authentication by face or fingerprint. The resulting Digital ID can only be read by a key-enabled mobile app.

In May, TECH5 signed an agreement with HD Barcode LLC and is pleased to announce an exclusive partnership to incorporate HD Barcode’s 2D barcode technology for biometric use cases, as part of T5-IDencode.

“We see tremendous opportunity in partnering with TECH5 as the T5-IDencode will be the first in the world to combine multi-biometrics, color photograph, and text in our patented 2D barcode technology, all without requiring the use of the Internet or a database. This ability will address a wide range of use cases that are highly relevant today. Our companies are driven by the same vision – for IDs to be fully digital and managed exclusively by the citizen” – says Gary L. Parish, Managing Director of HD Barcode LLC.

After weeks and months of quarantine in which day-to-day life has been managed almost entirely online, requirements for ID management have fundamentally changed. More than ever there will be a need for a secure online environment where digital identity credentials incrementally replace physical documents. The creation of a decentralized Digital ID, secured by biometrics, will give the citizen full control of their personal information. It will be solely up to the holder of the ID to give access to his private data without the need for online verification.

“Storing the Digital ID in a barcode provides both citizens and governments with significant benefits. The barcode can be generated in seconds, dispatched and delivered online securely, and is also flexible and reduces total cost of ownership. All of these features serve to drive its adoption” – says Machiel van der Harst, CEO and Co-founder of TECH5.

T5 Digital Identity Toolkit can be tailored for a wide range of applications, such as token for secure financial transactions, biometric OTP, paperless travel, social welfare, subsidy programs, health care, document security, and other use cases that require proof of identity as part of a digital onboarding process.

The technology can also be implemented for the issuance of a “Digital Immunity Passport” or “Digital Immunity Certificate”.

“We are aggressively and continuously working on technologies that will facilitate the next critical phase of bringing life back to some level of normalcy, which will be as important as controlling the pandemic itself” – says Rahul Parthe, CTO and Co-founder of TECH5.

– “We believe that the T5 Digital Identity Toolkit has the potential to become a platform for a true “Citizen’s Digital ID” that is in line with our new, fundamentally digital reality, as well as becoming an innovative and cost-effective solution for all the digital ID needs including digital immunity passports”.

The T5 Digital Identity Toolkit is available to TECH5’s partner and customer base.

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