HID Global launches HID goID age verification platform

HID goID Simple Verifier uses Bluetooth to verify the age of anyone with the HID goID mobile ID

The citizen’s age is confirmed with no scanning, tapping or any other action required.
The citizen’s age is confirmed with no scanning, tapping or any other action required.

A new addition to HID’s mobile identity offering, the HID goID Simple Verifier, allows the quick verification of the age of anyone carrying an HID goID mobile ID on their smartphones.

HID goID is a mobile identity platform that enables government agencies to move from physical documents to mobile IDs on citizens’ smartphones. The goID Simple Verifier device confirms the age by securely sending a random code to the citizen’s mobile ID on their smartphone via Bluetooth.

“The Simple Verifier is ideal for institutions and private sector establishments such as bars, clubs and any entity that must verify customers’ ages before permitting entry or the purchase and consumption of alcohol,” said Steve Warne, senior director, product marketing, Citizen ID business with HID Global. “In addition to enabling the private sector to combat fake ID attempts, 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.”

The citizen’s age is confirmed with no scanning, tapping or any other action required. Because the platform only verifies the age of the mobile ID holder, the process is quick and efficient. It also protects citizen privacy since no additional information beyond the legal age of the citizen is shared.

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

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