Scytáles and Get Group to use ioS NFC for mobile ID
22 July 2019 17:49 GMT

Scytáles AB and its global partner GET Group North America (GET Group NA), announce that Scytáles mID/mDL Solution and GET Mobile ID for iOS can now support near-field communication (NFC) for identity transactions at Point of Sale (POS), airports, and even kiosks. Scytáles mID/mDL and GET Mobile ID for Android already support NFC identity transactions.

Scytáles AB and GET Group NA, are the first to extend the new ISO 18013-5 standard so that iOS devices can also use NFC for data transmission. It also enables NFC tap followed by either local or online data transfer, all under citizen control.

“Tap and Identify is a new game-changer in security controls. The expansion of supported NFC-based devices for Identification control, with Apple iOS already available, significantly strengthens Mobile Identity further dissemination”, says Dr Vangelis Sakkopoulos, Chief Architect and Chief Technology Officer at Scytáles AB. “We are also very proud to be leading the development of the technology by working as an expert on the ISO/IEC JTC1/SC17/WG10 (ISO 18013-5), through the Swedish Standardisation Body (SIS)”.

ISO 18013-5, which is expected to be published later this year, is the international standard that specifies the technical and interoperable requirements for mobile driving licenses (mDL).

Scytáles AB and GET Group NA are ready to enable ISO 18013-5 compliant identity transactions between both iOS and Android devices and POS terminals already in use today for payments. This coverage will broaden the possibilities for retail, payment and ID verification use cases of mIDs/mDLs, such as:

Age-based purchases where both age-verification and payment information can be transmitted in the same tap of a mobile device;

“Tap & Go” identity transactions at retail, banks, postal, stadiums, federal buildings, airports, etc.;

Electronic identity and address verification for check cashing.

Both Scytáles AB and GET Group NA are innovative developers of mobile ID technology with over 30 years of experience in identity management and mobile security.