HID Global introduces HID goID age verification solution for Government agencies  

Trusted identity solutions developer HID Global has extended the capabilities of its HID goID mobile identity solution that enables Government agencies to move from physical documents to mobile IDs on individuals’ smart phones. The latest addition to HID’s mobile identity offer, the HID goID Simple Verifier is a small device that can be used by anyone seeking to quickly verify the age of individuals carrying an HID goID mobile ID on their smart phones – all with just one click.

“The Simple Verifier is ideal for private sector establishments such as bars and clubs and any entity that must verify customers’ ages before permitting entry or the purchase and consumption of alcohol,” said Steve Warne, senior director of product marketing for the Citizen ID business with HID Global. “In addition to enabling the private sector to combat fake IDs, the latest addition to HID goID is a powerful digital verification tool that supports Governments’ broader age-restricted products and services initiatives geared towards protecting the health, safety and well-being of minors.”

After connecting via Bluetooth to the HID goID Simple Verifier, the device confirms someone’s age by securely sending a random code to the individual’s mobile ID on their smart phone. The person’s age is confirmed with no scanning, tapping or any other action required. As the solution only verifies the age of the mobile ID holder, the process is quick and efficient. It also protects individuals’ privacy since no additional information beyond the legal age of the person is shared.

Easily carried in a pocket or on a keyring, the new device joins a family of HID goID verification options that include solutions for PCs and servers, in addition to purpose-built mobile verifiers for large-scale applications.

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