Civil ID or national ID programs are large-scale identity management solutions applied to government policies and programs such as identity document issuance, voter registration, public distribution of goods and services, and border management. The private sector leverages national IDs for programs and services such as banking.
Governments have a vested interest in knowing who is being issued a driver’s license or who is receiving state-sponsored healthcare — and they are turning to biometrics for the answer.
The sheer scale of these public-sector programs has special implications for the authentication solution chosen. The national ID program in India (UID) seeks to assign a unique biometric credential to over one billion people! Thus, one requirement of the solution is that it be accurate and secure when used by a large and diverse population. The credential must be unique, difficult to copy, and easy to use. The solution must facilitate convenient transactions while protecting the citizen from identity fraud.
And because the scale of government projects magnifies even a small error rate into huge numbers, the biometric technology chosen must offer the best performance available and be reliable in all environments. In conditions such those found in Indian rural environments, the failure to enroll on conventional fingerprint sensors can easily exceed 20 percent.
Multispectral imaging can virtually eliminate failure to enroll. It has been successfully deployed in civil ID projects around the world. Superior performance and sheer reliability have made Lumidigm the provider of choice for large-scale identity management projects.
Lumidigm Partners in Civil ID Applications
- Daon - Worldwide provider of identity assurance and identification and verification software and services for both government and enterprise applications
- Teksol S.A. - Industry leader in identification and biometric solutions that can meet any requirement in today’s market.
- Tiger IT - A leading global provider of AFIS and identity management solutions for border patrol, civil ID, and other applications