Intellicheck Mobilisa has been awarded a U.S. Patent that governs the two-factor fingerprint biometric identity process that authenticates an identity card with embedded fingerprint biometric information and the live biometric information of a person presenting the card.
The patent has sweeping implications because it covers the process at the heart of the leading biometric fingerprint technology that assures compliance with The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS-201).
The Federal Information Processing Standard 201 is the underlying standard for the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Credential, the Common Access Card (CAC) and other U.S. Government identification methods. This standard is often reflected in the products used in the private sector as well.
Compliance with this standard requires the ability to verify that the person presenting the identity card is the card’s owner. Fingerprint biometrics accomplishes this by matching the rightful card owner’s fingerprints, encrypted and stored on the card’s smart chip, with the actual fingerprints of the person presenting the card.
Once the presenter is verified as the owner of the card, a query is sent to a data source ensuring that the card is not suspended, stolen, lost, or otherwise inactive and may indicate whether the presenter has the required permissions to enter a specific facility. The instant, real time comparison and authentication of the live and embedded fingerprint enhances situational awareness and safety while mitigating threats to the facility and its personnel. This key technology also means fakes and forgeries can’t escape comparing and matching embedded and live fingerprint data.
Intellicheck’s portfolio of 25 patents includes many pertaining to identification technology. Its identity technology solutions support customers in the national defense, law enforcement, retail, hospitality and financial markets.
The Company’s products scan, authenticate and analyze components of identity documents including driver licenses, military identification cards and other government forms of identification containing magnetic stripe, barcode and smart chip information.
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