Regula enhances the scope of its ID document scanning, while Innovatrics asserts its ability to precisely extract data from one of the world’s more demanding identity credentials, and ID R&D garners recognition for its technology ensuring the authenticity of an ID document submission and preventing presentation attacks.
Regula broadens its database Regula’s collection of document templates has expanded, now encompassing over 12,000 templates from more than 200 ID document types across 248 countries and territories worldwide.
Regula’s database witnessed the addition of new ID documents between October and November 2022, including biometric passports from Belize, Switzerland, and Turkey, ID cards from Aruba and Italy, and driver’s licenses from Pennsylvania. Even Panama’s unreleased ID card and residence permit are already included in the database.
The Regula database now comprises over 1,600 digital ID documents from various countries, such as biometric passports, ID cards, driver’s licenses, and residence permits. Nearly half of these additions were made within the past five years, with over 2,000 new documents incorporated this year.
Ihar Kliashchou, Regula’s Chief Technology Officer, highlights the prevailing use of e-documents with RFID chips in many countries. As document forgery becomes more sophisticated, the protection measures for these documents must also advance. RFID chips are deemed a reliable method for securing identity documents. However, their authenticity can only be ensured through comprehensive ID verification solutions certified according to industry standards. In remote authentication scenarios, such as online onboarding, advanced server-side authentication is crucial to establish the genuineness of RFID chips.
Regula believes it possesses the largest commercially available identity document database in the global market.
In January, Kliashchou authored a guest post on Biometric Update, discussing the effectiveness of optical character recognition (OCR) and ID data parsing with ID documents.
Innovatrics asserts its superiority in reading Thai ID cards Innovatrics asserts that reading data from the new Thai National Identity Document (NID) card is challenging due to the complexity of the Thai language, which comprises 72 letters.
The company claims that its optical character recognition technology is emerging as the market leader in accurately extracting data from the Thai NID card. This capability enables organizations to offer user-friendly remote services to customers and utilize the ID card in user onboarding and KYC processes.
By employing advanced neural network models, Innovatrics developed an algorithm that effectively crops the name field on the cards and recognizes Thai script even in photos of lower quality, as stated in a company announcement.
ID R&D secures award for document liveness detection ID R&D’s product IDLive Doc, which detects the liveness of identity documents, has been honoured as one of the winners of the 2023 BIG Innovation Awards presented by the Business Intelligence Group.
IDLive Doc is employed to verify that the presented ID document is genuinely possessed by the individual presenting it. The company reports a 42 percent decrease in the acceptance of fraudulent documents through the utilization of its solution.