Cross Match certified for UID
Cross Match Technologies has been certified as one of the first suppliers of biometric devices for India’s unique identification (UID) programme.
According to the company, this milestone signifies that it has successfully completed a rigorous two-step certification process and has received the Certificate of Approval from the Indian Government to continue to supply the programme.
Cross Match received certification for its Guardian fingerprint capture device and the I SCAN dual iris capture device. Both systems use the company’s patented Auto Capture feature, which quickly captures high-quality images with minimal operator involvement.
The Certificate of Approval, which is valid for three years, was issued after completion of all tests required to demonstrate compliance with the quality requirements of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). The certification body comprises the Standardization, Testing and Quality Certification (STQC) Directorate for the Government of India’s Department of Information Technology (DIT) and the UIDAI.
The tests performed by the STQC included the following criteria: Physical & Dimensional, Image Quality, Environmental (Durability/Climatic), Safety, EMI/EMC, Security, Functional, Performance, Interoperability, Ease of Use and Ergonomics.
"We are pleased to learn that the Cross Match Guardian and I SCAN devices have fulfilled the stringent UIDAI test requirements and received this critical certification," says David Buckley, CEO of Cross Match.
"The programme is both ambitious and incredibly large in terms of scale and potential impact. It is designed to biometrically enrol the entire population of India so that up to 600 million of its citizens can come out of the shadows and lead a better life through access to fundamental benefits and services."