UK facial biometric firm iProov chosen to help US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to enhance and secure cross-border passenger travel
News signals a move into the mainstream for self-service identity verification at borders
London, 16th April 2018 - iProov, a leading provider of biometric facial verification technology, today announced it has become the first British – and indeed overseas – company to be awarded a contract from the US Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP).
The contract has been awarded to iProov to help US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) improve the passenger entry operation process.
The iProov team will be exhibiting at Booth 1821, with live demos and talking about our unique technology and our big news.
Date: 16 - 20 April 2018
Location: Moscone Center, San Francisco
Andrew Bud, iProov CEO, will be presenting at the Spotlight Stage on Wednesday 11th April at 13.20, talking about "Face biometrics in practice – market experience one year on from NCSC Dragons' Den"
Date: 10 - 12 April 2018
Location: Manchester Central
Andrew Bud will be speaking on Wednesday 28th March on the "Good ID" panel.
Date: 26 - 28 March 2018
Location: Washington DC
iProov was selected for the second year running to present its novel technology at Finovate Europe 2018, and walked away with the Best of Show award. The meticulously choreographed 7 min live demo was delivered by iProov CEO Andrew Bud with support from Matthew Pearch, iProov's Commercial Director.
iProov demonstrated the world's first app-less network-based onboarding and authentication solution based on face verification and NFC-based contactless reading of documents. Exploiting recent advances in web and mobile OS technologies it enables financial institutions to deliver the full capabilities iProov via mobile web only to users without any prior app installation.
Also demoed was a new capability to use iProov on a personal device to authenticate any external event, including access attempts form a computer lacking a webcam or video permissions, authentication to an ATM without special hardware, or physical access without local hardware. This method, know as iProov Push and the subject of a recently granted UK patent, had not been demonstrated in public before.