After crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s we are thrilled to announce that ReadID is available on iPhone! Already we’ve been providing beta versions to our customers and partners, but now everyone can try it for themselves: the ReadID demo app is available in the App Store!
Our CEO Maarten Wegdam featured in a State of Identity podcast. Host Cameron D'Ambrosi from One World Identity asked Maarten about the recent developments on iOS that enable NFC-based identity document verification on iPhones.
Apple announced at their developer conference WWDC that in iOS 13 it will be possible to read ePassports and chipped identity cards. ReadID is already available on Android for quite some years. This announcement means that ReadID will also work on iPhones, using the embedded internal NFC capability.
Rabobank Mobile Identification wins EIC 2019 Award
May 16, 2019
The Rabobank Mobile Identification service that InnoValor implemented with and for Rabobank won a European Identity & Cloud Award 2019. This award was issued at the yearly EIC 2019 conference from KuppingerCole in Munich.
ReadID has won the Florin Award Europe 2019 in the category Best FinTech Provider/ Excellence in FinTech. It was awarded at the European Payment Summit, April 25th, in The Hague (Netherlands). The Florin award recognises InnoValor as a FinTech provider whose product ReadID makes a significant breakthrough in enabling or enhancing the payments process.
ReadID is used by UK Home Office for EU Settlement Scheme
Apr 2, 2019
After a successful pilot phase in which over 200.000 EU citizen living in the UK already used it, the EU Settlement Scheme went fully open last Saturday. This means that the 3.8M EU citizens that have to apply for residence status because of the Brexit can now do so sitting at their kitchen tables using an app with ReadID in there. Now on Android, but end of the 2019 also on iOS!
Although iPhones have NFC hardware, the iOS APIs do not allow the access to this NFC hardware that is needed to read the contactless (RFID) chips embedded in passports and similar ICAO 9303 compliant identity documents. This in contrast to Android, which for many years already allows this. In this blog post we describe how we implemented ReadID for iOS using external NFC readers, but first we give some background on NFC support in iOS.
Many countries have passports with a chip - also called ePassports or biometric passports -which means that those passports can be read with ReadID. Some countries have identity cards and/or residence cards with the same ICAO-compliant chip. In this blog post we give an overview.
ReadID presents mobile onboarding at Money 20/20 EU
Jun 4, 2018
InnoValor is presenting its mobile identity verification solution ReadID at Money 20/20 Europe, a major FinTech event that is now for the first time held in Amsterdam (4-6 June 2018, stand J65). InnoValor - ReadID has a stand and our CEO Maarten Wegdam is presenting on how NFC is used to implement the next-generation of mobile onboarding for banks.
We often get questions on what countries support cloning detection in their ePassports or ID cards. Since most countries do not publicize what security mechanisms they use in the many different types and generations of ID documents, it is quite difficult to get reliable data on this. We therefore dived into our logging data to give an overview on this.
InnoValor wins SBIR Cyber Security tender with Mobile-as-ID
Apr 24, 2018
InnoValor is a winner of the second phase of the SBIR Cyber Security III tender with her project Mobile-as-ID. The idea behind this project is that our smart phone will become our integrated digital and physical identity.
Cloning detection for RFID chips in ePassports can be done using the Active Authentication or Chip Authentication security mechanisms. In this blogpost we describe these security mechanisms and how ReadID implements them.
Checking the authenticity of the RFID chips in ePassports is done using the so-called Passive Authentication security mechanism. In this blogpost we describe Passive Authentication and how ReadID implements this.
The Technology Fast 50 is the yearly election of fast-growing technology companies and most innovative start-ups in the Netherlands. Companies younger than four years take part in the Rising Star category. InnoValor is proud to be one of the 10 nominees with our product ReadID.
We gave a demo of a mobile onboarding app that we developed for the Norwegian bank DNB. It uses ReadID NFC in combination with a selfie. This was done in collaboration with the facial recognition company iProov, and was shown at Finovate Europe 2017 (London).
After making the first two cuts, we successfully pitched ReadID to the jury during finals at the Accenture Innovation Summit. We are proud to announce we won the award in the Safe and Secure Society category!
Face images in ePassports: how high resolution are they?
Aug 31, 2016
Chips in ePassports contain the digitally-signed high-resolution face image of the owner of the ePassport. Using the face image from the chip makes it possible to better facial recognition than using the photo printed on the data page. In this blog post we discuss why and differences in sizes of face images between countries.
Not only passports and identity cards have a contactless chip that can be used to read personal information and verify the authenticity, in some countries also driving licences have such a chip. We added support for electronic driving licences in ReadID.
The Dutch police is innovating identity verification in the street by using their smartphone. 10.000 Dutch police officers have a Android smartphone and use the NFC and camera capabilities to verify authenticity of passport, ID cards and driver licenses. InnoValor is proud that our ReadID software is in the core of this innovation.
WorldReach Software and InnoValor sign license agreement
Jan 1, 2016
During a signing ceremony at the join Netherlands - Flanders Economic Mission to Altanta (Georgia), WorldReach Software and InnoValor signed a contract in which WorldReach licenses InnoValor's NFC Passport Reader. The contract was signed in the presence of the Dutch prime Minister Rutte, Flemish Minister-President Bourgeois and the Major of Atlanta. InnoValor provides mobile identity verification software.