Mount Airey Group and Acuant Partner to Launch First-to-Market Chip Reader Technology for Passport Authentication

LOS ANGELES, March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Mount Airey Group, Inc., a premier provider of identity solutions to federal agencies, is partnering with Acuant, a leading provider of data capture and authentication solutions, to launch the industry’s most comprehensive authentication solution for border control minimizing the acceptance of fraudulent passports.

Acuant’s newly developed chip reader technology, Acuant CHIPTM will function as a core component of AssureIDTM which is integrated with Mount Airey Group’s Ozone® e-Passport Authentication technology. The partnership offers the first-to-market certificate chain validation for passports, including country-specific policy controls.

Acuant CHIP performs a comprehensive series of authentication tests such as, Basic Access Control (BAC) to cryptographically access the chip contents; Active Authentication, to confirm the authenticity of the chip (and that it has not been cloned); Data Group Hash Authentication, to confirm that data group files have not been modified; and Document Signer Authentication, to confirm the authenticity of the Data Group hashes. Ozone® then performs the cryptographic validation of the Document Signer against its trusted Country Signer Directory to confirm that it is a valid signer, that has not been revoked by the country, and that it is in compliance with country-specific policy enforcement controls. The outcome of the Ozone® processing either confirms the authenticity of the presented document or identifies it as untrusted (and possibly fraudulent).

Mount Airey Group, Inc., which supports government and commercial entities globally, has worked with Acuant to integrate its Ozone e-Passport Authentication technology, which collects all relevant PKI data for each country and validates any electronic passport for compliance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards, with the market leading AssureID product. The integrated offering validates a passport’s certificate chain to confirm that the document was electronically signed and issued by the originating country, and as such, can be trusted as an authentic identity document.

“Teaming with Mount Airey Group creates a gold standard for authentication for any use, be it by government or in the commercial sector,” said Steve Maloney, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Strategy of Acuant.

The e-Passport solution is designed to handle a host of issues unique to passports with individualized policies for every country, and complies with all ISO and ICAO standards for e-Passports.

“We are excited to partner with Acuant to create a new standard in chip certification and document authentication that will make it extremely difficult for someone to counterfeit a passport and unlawfully pass through border and airport security processes,” said Paul Townsend, Director of Cybersecurity at Mount Airey Group, Inc. “Together, we’ve introduced the most comprehensive solution on the market that leverages the latest identity verification and authentication technologies.”

About Mount Airey Group, Inc.

Mount Airey Group, Inc. (MAG) is an advanced technology services company that focuses on enterprise architecture, information security, identity management, secure authorizations, and security related business processes in order to provide solutions that meet the complex information security and technology needs of its customers. Over the past decade, MAG has designed and implemented high availability enterprise infrastructures, pioneered innovative identity and access management solutions, and provided policy and procedural guidance for government agencies and international standards bodies in order to help foster adoption of leading edge technology solutions. This focus has led to the design, development, and deployment of its Ozone® Solution Suite in support of enterprise-scale identity and access management (IDAM) solutions, including ePassport analysis and validation capabilities, and atomic authorization capabilities incorporated within cloud and mobility solutions. MAG actively engages with several international standards bodies including IETF and ISO/ANSI, and is a direct participant in the ICAO-supporting working groups developing the requirements and standards for machine readable documents.

For more information, please visit www.mountaireygroup.com.

About Acuant

Acuant Inc. is a global technology company that provides comprehensive Identity Verification solutions responding to various levels of risk and assurance requirements. Utilizing patented technology Acuant transforms data intake into a business-enhancing proposition while instantly reducing the risk of fraudulent transactions.

Acuant’s intelligent engineering is made to work in any industry in any environment with compatibility for Windows, iOS, Android, Hybrid and HTML 5- and built to allow meeting the highest level security requirements and regulations such as KYC, PII, HIPAA and AML. Partners include start-ups, Fortune 500 and FTSE 350 organizations.

For more information, please visit acuantcorp.com

Acuant Announces Best-In-Class Data Capture and Multi-Factor Verification Solutions Addressing Rising Identity Fraud in the Digital Economy

idScan® Processes More than 3 Million Credential Based Transactions Monthly and is Part of New User-Friendly Products to Strengthen Real-Time Identity Verification

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Acuant, a leading provider of data capture and identity verification software globally, announces significant enhancements to new and core technologies building upon the acquisition of AssureTec in May 2016. New products include mobile and desktop Acuant FRMTM facial recognition and match technology and DocXTM – a real time manual review of identity documents by accredited professionals.

Acuant’s core idScan® technology provides the fastest and most accurate capture software to streamline workflows by securely extracting data from government issued ID’s including but not limited to passports, driver’s licenses, visas and military IDs. With no image or data being stored, there is no concern about storing personal information on a device, allowing companies to securely manage data accordingly.

Processing more than 3 million transactions monthly, Acuant’s idScan offers a hassle-free experience allowing scanning of ID’s from any device without the need to hold cards in a certain position, light or angle. With fully automated cropping and a new auto-select size detection feature, time is saved and user errors prevented. Auto-focus and correction coupled with the highest image quality and accuracy in the industry make idScan the premier choice in intelligent data capture for desktop scanning, mobile, and cloud services- with updates to the cloud improving speed by 25%.

Incorporating idScan’s user-friendly technology, Acuant is at the forefront of identity proofing solutions that build trust between businesses and customers and built to conform to regulatory requirements (such as Know Your Customer KYC and Personally Identifiable Information PII).

“We are past the days when two factor authentication, such as entering a password and answering a knowledge based question, is sufficient. Businesses and consumers globally want more protection, but the friction involved with instituting more steps is also a concern,” states Acuant CEO Yossi Zekri. “Technology solutions must offer robust protection against the rise of sophisticated and prevalent identity fraud- however they must also be solutions that are easily adopted and even familiar, such as taking selfies for facial recognition.”

AssureID™, Acuant’s core ID authentication and identity verification product, provides various levels of verification beginning with identifying fake ID’s in a matter of seconds utilizing the industry’s largest ID document library. The addition of Acuant FRM – facial recognition and match technology – addresses not only the need for stronger biometric based security offerings, but also the fact that many workflows are increasingly mobile or web based and even sharing economy focused.

Acuant FRM is as easy as taking a selfie and comparing it to extracted biometric data contained in the government issued ID.  Results are given in seconds reducing fraud by matching the face biometrics of a selfie to the face image on the ID and authenticating they match. In addition, Acuant FRM provides liveness detection to prevent fraudsters from using static images. This ensures that not only does the face match, but there is indeed a live person in front of the camera.

Acuant’s facial recognition works with any mobile device and OS and allows for the option of using a local camera for desktop environments. AssureID’s additional security features include geo-location services so you know where the person is scanning an ID from to flag suspicious behavior, and the ability to check against established (or custom) watch lists such as Interpol and OFAC.

Further strengthening verification offerings, Acuant now offers a manual review product DocX. DocX mitigates fraud by employing a manual review of the document in question by a verified credential expert in real time to avoid customer inconvenience and transaction delays. The expert will evaluate anomalies that automated document authentication and facial review processes identify, including the review of damaged identity documents and poor image quality when applicable.

 

 

Acuant Partners with GoMoto to Provide Technology for Auto Dealerships that Streamlines Sales Experience

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Acuant, the leading provider of intelligent data capture and authentication solutions, has partnered with GoMoto, a leading provider of cloud-based customer engagement solutions through its HUB Kiosk Platform, to automate the capture of customer information at dealerships for quicker processing and a superior buying experience.

With Acuant’s API platform, dealers can scan the driver’s license of a prospective customer and subsequently auto-fills critical customer data, including an image and headshot, into the dealership’s CRM system.

“Our partnership with Acuant and the integration of its information capture technology within GoMoto’s HUB Platform gives dealers a quick, accurate and efficient method of capturing floor traffic,” noted Todd L. Marcelle, CEO and co-founder of GoMoto. “Together, we address one of the biggest pain points in the auto dealership industry and provide proven results.”

The GoMoto HUB Kiosk Platform is a cloud-based, customizable software that enables dealers and their customers to enter their contact information with an integrated driver’s license scanning tool, assign salespeople, track ad sourcing, research vehicles, value trades, browse dealer incentives and connect directly to a dealer’s CRM. Applying compelling calls-to-action, the HUB entices buyers to take immediate action while on the showroom floor, test drive or in the service lane.

“The automotive sales process, like many sales and customer acquisition processes today, is undergoing a significant digital transformation,” said Yossi Zekri, President and CEO of Acuant.  “Consumers and businesses alike are looking for technology that improves both operational efficiencies and experiences. We are pleased to provide a solution that addresses this major pain point.”

About GoMoto

GoMoto has developed a unique technology platform designed to enhance customer experience in automotive showrooms and service waiting areas. Their suite of interactive solutions extends a dealer’s digital footprint, and complements customers’ online shopping experience when they arrive at the dealership. In line with rapidly evolving and technologically-sophisticated car buyers of today, GoMoto’s Digital HUB provides progressive dealers a turnkey medium to stay digitally ahead of the curve in-store and think beyond furniture and coffee station upgrades. Their sleek, intelligent, and easy to use interfaces provide instant customer engagement, increase CEI/CSI, and ultimately drive measurable ROI from existing and prospective customers.  For more information, visit shopgomoto.com.

About Acuant

Acuant Inc. is a global software and technology company that provides comprehensive Identity Proofing solutions responding to various levels of risk and assurance requirements. Product offerings include data capture and auto-fill, document authentication and identity verification- including facial recognition match. Utilizing proprietary technology and the industry’s largest document library, Acuant transforms data intake into a business-enhancing proposition while reducing the risk of fraudulent transactions.

Acuant ensures identity based transactions are fast and frictionless, working in real time to conduct over 50 forensic and biometric tests within 10 seconds. With a solution for any industry, partners include start-ups, Fortune 500 and FTSE 350 organizations in Government, Financial, Healthcare and Security sectors.

For more information, please visit acuantcorp.com.

 

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Acuant and Record360 Partner to Provide Game Changer in Car & Truck Rental Process with Mobile Asset Protection Documentation

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Acuant, the leading provider of intelligent data capture and authentication solutions, has partnered with Record360, which provides asset condition reporting for major rental and leasing companies around the globe, including Budget, Avis, Nationalease and Idealease. This partnership will provide a modern-day solution for vehicle damage disputes with a superior customer service experience.

The partnership aligns with increasing business demands for hi-tech solutions that streamline workflows, digitize processes and create a customer and user-friendly experience.  Acuant’s patented technology provides real-time digital upload and verification of rental customers’ identification, including the ability to verify IDs from all US states, Canadian provinces and 90+ countries worldwide. This minimizes human error from manual input all while removing the need for paper when capturing driver’s license information. Record360 already offered rental and leasing companies the ability to decrease damage disputes and expenses by digitizing the condition review process. Expanding the product offering with Acuant’s verification solution allows customers to further digitize their paper processes and improve customer service. This partnership means businesses can, for the first-time ever, enjoy a full-service, digital condition documentation experience.

“Our partnership with Acuant is designed to help rental companies provide better customer service through automated data collection all while protecting themselves from potential fraud,” said Shane Skinner, Founder & CEO of Record 360. “We are confident that combining our industry-leading technologies will offer companies a much-needed solution that benefits customers and businesses alike.”

“We are always seeking innovative partners who aim to improve customer workflows. Record360 has solved an age old problem with a sleek, modern app and is reflective of the automotive industry relying more on technology to digitize data in an effort to provide faster services to customers,” said Yossi Zekri, CEO of Acuant. “Acuant is pleased to have been chosen for our expertise and leadership in identity management software solutions.”

 

About Record360

Record360 is the leading asset condition reporting app that lets rental and leasing companies assess an asset’s condition, reduce damage disputes, minimize damage expenses and increase customer service. Used by major companies across the globe, including Budget, Avis, Papé Machinery and Komatsu, Record360 brings greater transparency to condition reporting and helps companies boost their bottom line.

About Acuant

Acuant’s patented intelligent data capture, advanced document authentication and identity verification technologies provide a comprehensive suite of solutions. Utilizing proprietary technology and the industry’s largest document library, Acuant verifies identity credentials issued from over 100 countries and transforms data into useful and insightful information to optimize company workflows.

A multi-platform solution, Acuant empowers businesses globally giving them the freedom to work on any device, in the cloud or locally. Acuant solutions easily integrate into any environment; customers include start-ups, Fortune 500 and FTSE 350 organizations in the financial services, healthcare, automotive, hospitality and security sectors.

For more information, please visit acuantcorp.com.

 

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OpenKey Selects Acuant to Provide Industry Leading Security for Mobile Key App

LOS ANGELES, July 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Acuant, the leading provider of intelligent data capture and authentication solutions, has partnered with OpenKey, the industry standard for universal mobile key access, to implement the most innovative process for secure check-in via smartphone for the hospitality industry.

The OpenKey app enables hotel employees to generate and manage mobile keys for their guests. After downloading the app, guests can use their smartphones to access their hotel rooms and amenities such as pools and fitness centers. This minimizes check-in times, provides a favorable guest experience by removing the need to carry around RFID cards and solves the problem of lost and demagnetized keys.

Acuant’s authentication capabilities power the OpenKey app function for collecting and managing ID or passport information for regulatory and billing information. Through instant ID verification and authentication, Acuant allows hotel guests to securely check in without spending time in long lines and waiting for manual entry and photocopying by hotel employees.  Independent hotels nationwide have implemented OpenKey digital keyless entry with confidence in the security of the underlying Acuant technology.

“In an industry where service, convenience and security are critical, hotel employees often follow time-consuming manual data entry tasks, which only increase the wait-time for guests,” said Yossi Zekri, chief executive officer of Acuant. “Our partnership with OpenKey allows guests to bypass the front desk, while still upholding secure room access.”

“Whether traveling for business or leisure, guests do not want to wait in long lines at the front desk, or worry about losing their key cards,” said TJ Person, CEO of OpenKey. “As the hospitality industry evolves, our partnership with Acuant will enable hotels to provide guests with a more convenient check-in process.  Our technology helps hotels improve their guest experience during their visit.”

About OpenKey

Founded in 2014, OpenKey is reinventing the hospitality experience through its mobile access solution. The OpenKey app is the industry standard for universal mobile key technology and works with the majority of digital hotel locks. Hotels and their guests benefit from OpenKey’s platform providing efficiency and easy guest access. OpenKey is a privately held company located inPlano, Texas. The company has been funded by the largest hotel ownership and management companies in the world. The app is available for both iOS and Android devices. For more information, please visit www.openkey.co.

About Acuant

Acuant’s patented intelligent data capture, advanced document authentication and identity verification technologies provide a comprehensive suite of solutions. Utilizing proprietary technology and the industry’s largest document library, Acuant verifies identity credentials issued from over 100 countries and transforms data into useful and insightful information to optimize company workflows.

A multi-platform solution, Acuant empowers businesses globally giving them the freedom to work on any device, in the cloud or locally. Acuant solutions easily integrate into any environment; customers include start-ups, Fortune 500 and FTSE 350 organizations in the financial services, healthcare, automotive, hospitality and security sectors.

For more information, please visit acuantcorp.com.

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Acuant Partners with Leading Automotive Software Solutions Provider TSD

LOS ANGELES, June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Acuant, the leading provider of intelligent data capture and authentication solutions, has partnered with TSD, which provides cutting-edge fleet management software for vehicle rental companies, dealerships, OEMs and businesses that require fleet management tracking tools. Through this partnership, Acuant serves the automotive industry by providing a solution that optimizes the workflow process and increases customer satisfaction by automating data intake and cutting down on the amount of time employees spend on each transaction.

Acuant’s idScan® Go solution is designed to gather data from scanned IDs on any mobile device and auto-populate the information into company forms digitally on their own customer management systems. Acuant’s solution protects company assets by verifying licenses from all 50 states as well as government issued ID’s from over 100 countries and all passports for authenticity, and decreases compliance issues by eliminating the need for agencies to photocopy IDs. Acuant’s data capture solution was chosen by TSD in an effort to optimize workflow at car rental companies. The counter agent is able to scan a license and instantly gather the data which will auto-populate this information into the TSD agreement.

“We are confident that our partnership with Acuant will help car rental companies improve CSI through faster, more convenient and more efficient service,” says Shawn Concannon, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Operations at TSD.” With the integration between TSD and Acuant, car rental companies are able to eliminate manual data collection and improve speed and customer service through automation.

A leading national car rental company recently implemented Acuant’s technology in an international airport that serves over 70 million passengers a year. After the company started using Acuant, they found customer processing times had decreased by two minutes, with the average car rental transaction time being less than seven minutes. Customers and staff alike are delighted with the service.

“The automotive industry is becoming increasingly digital in an effort to provide faster, more pleasing customer service,” saidYossi Zekri, CEO of Acuant. “Our partnership with TSD will streamline the vehicle rental process and provides a cost efficient, revenue enhancing solution.”

About TSD

Founded in 1983, TSD designs, develops and delivers cutting-edge fleet management software solutions to help our clients manage their rental and loaner car fleets. TSD has become the industry’s leading SaaS Company and a global leader in providing technology and solutions for companies servicing the temporary transportation market including vehicle rental companies, dealerships and OEMs. With more than 250 years of combined fleet management experience, TSD is driving the automotive industry.

About Acuant

Acuant’s patented intelligent data capture, advanced document authentication and identity verification technologies provide a comprehensive suite of solutions. Utilizing proprietary technology and the industry’s largest document library, Acuant verifies identity credentials issued from over 100 countries and transforms data into useful and insightful information to optimize company workflows.

A multi-platform solution, Acuant empowers businesses globally giving them the freedom to work on any device, in the cloud or locally. Acuant solutions easily integrate into any environment; customers include start-ups, Fortune 500 and FTSE 350 organizations in the financial services, healthcare, automotive, hospitality and security sectors.

For more information, please visit acuantcorp.com.

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Acuant Partners with RightCrowd to Extend Visitor Management Solution

LOS ANGELES, June 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Acuant, the leading provider of identity management and verification solutions, has partnered with RightCrowd® to provide cutting edge software solutions for Visitor Management, Self-Service Kiosks and Continuous Workforce Assurance. RightCrowd® provides products that add functional enhancements to existing physical access control systems. The partnership provides corporations and venues with an automated ID verification and authentication solution that streamlines visitor management and enables better access control via self-service kiosks.

The benefits of such a service are readily apparent to both those who employ it as well as those who experience it. No longer are visitors at the mercy of waiting in line to see attendants completing tedious manual entry tasks. Visitors are able to complete a speedy and secure check-in, with a notification of the guest’s arrival going out to the recipient, and there is no need for superfluous staff. A leading global entertainment studio and top national retailer have recently incorporated RightCrowd’s self-service kiosk solution into their corporate offices and reported increased satisfaction and improved workflows proving tremendously positive results.

Acuant’s identity management solutions swiftly verify and authenticate ID’s enabling corporations to automate physical security processes. Acuant’s solutions validate driver’s licenses, passports, and other ID cards through both data and image extraction, allowing companies to verify visitor identities efficiently and effectively.

“Visitor management is a critical first line of defense in a company’s total security process,” said Yossi Zekri, CEO of Acuant. “Manually processing visitors can be a time consuming process where details are often overlooked. We are delighted to partner with RightCrowd to provide the technology that automates that capture and verification of information from IDs in real time to increase productivity without sacrificing accuracy and security.”

“Corporations now have to meet higher security standards, which can be time-consuming for employees, and difficult for visitors,” said Peter Hill, CEO of RightCrowd. “We’re pleased to be working with Acuant to streamline visitor management for businesses in support of Continuous Workforce Assurance.”

About RightCrowd

Since 2004, RightCrowd®, the creator of Continuous Workforce Assurance (CWA) has innovated with solutions which improve security, safety, and compliance for workforces (including employees, contractors and visitors) to ensure that “EVERYONE ON SITE IS RIGHT”TM.

This is achieved by continuously comparing compliance profiles with data from business systems to enhance the functionality of physical access control systems, in support of Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) best practices.

Security functions include insider threat, identity and access workflow, and visitor management. Safety examples include welfare solutions such as exposure to dangerous substances, conditions and fatigue, as well as mustering and evacuations, and time on site. Compliance profiles enhance existing solutions including Sarbanes-Oxley and NERC CIP.

About Acuant

Acuant’s patented intelligent data capture, advanced document authentication and identity verification technologies provide a comprehensive suite of solutions. Utilizing proprietary technology and the industry’s largest document library, Acuant verifies identity credentials issued from over 100 countries and transforms data into useful and insightful information to optimize company workflows.

A multi-platform solution, Acuant empowers businesses globally giving them the freedom to work on any device, in the cloud or locally. Acuant solutions easily integrate into any environment; customers include start-ups, Fortune 500 and FTSE 350 organizations in the financial services, healthcare, automotive, hospitality and security sectors.

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Acuant Acquires AssureTec Creating the Market Leader in Data Capture and Identity Verification Technology

 

LOS ANGELES, June 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Acuant, the leading provider of identity management solutions, today announced the acquisition of AssureTec Technologies, a leading provider of identity document authentication and data capture solutions. Following the transaction, Acuant will become the market leader for intelligent data capture, advanced document authentication and identity verification solutions. Acuant is focused on driving revenue through its partner channel, proving advanced workflow automation through mobile technologies and greater return on investment to those businesses using its solution.

Under terms of the deal, Acuant will integrate AssureTec’s intellectual property, capture and authentication patents. AssureTec’s industry leading AssureID authentication solution will be combined with Acuant’s proprietary technology to deliver the most comprehensive capture-to-authentication process for the traditional on premise solution, as well as a complete platform for mobile and cloud based ID capture, facial recognition and document authentication.”The addition of AssureTec Technologies adds scale, breadth, depth and capabilities that drive growth, profitability and innovation. This acquisition accelerates our mission to become the world’s most trusted source of credential proofing solutions, providing document authentication and mobile workflow automation for transaction dependent stakeholders,” said Yossi Zekri, Acuant Chief Executive Officer. “We are excited to integrate AssureTec to strengthen our global product offering with greater ability to scale the business and provide the market with proven and reliable solutions in digital verification.”

Steve Maloney, AssureTec CEO, will become Executive Vice President for Business Development & Strategy at Acuant.

“AssureTec has found the right partner in Acuant to significantly expand our leadership position in credential authentication and enhanced data capture,” said Maloney. “We look forward to providing our clients with the industry’s most comprehensive identity management and verification solution, and our employees with a wonderful opportunity for professional growth.”

As a result of this deal, Acuant will add end users in both government and commercial markets including healthcare, finance, border security, retail and regulatory compliance. The company has a significant partner network around the world with customers in over 100 countries as well as the industry’s largest document library. The integration of both companies results in twenty years of combined operating experience, from desktop and to the cloud.

Acuant is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, with technical development, engineering and new technology centers operating globally.

About Acuant

Acuant’s patented intelligent data capture, advanced document authentication and identity verification technologies provide a comprehensive suite of solutions. Utilizing proprietary technology and the industry’s largest document library, Acuant verifies identity credentials issued from over 100 countries and transforms data into useful and insightful information to optimize company workflows.

A multi-platform solution, Acuant empowers businesses globally giving them the freedom to work on any device, in the cloud or locally. Acuant solutions easily integrate into any environment; customers include start-ups, Fortune 500 and FTSE 350 organizations in the financial services, healthcare, automotive, hospitality and security sectors.

For more information, please visit acuantcorp.com.

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Acuant Partners with ITouch Technology

LOS ANGELES, May 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Acuant, the leading provider of intelligent data capture and identity verification software solutions, has partnered with ITouch Technology, a groundbreaking developer of multimedia technology for the hunting and fishing sports industry. The partnership provides a self-service kiosk solution that enables electronic capture of customer’s identification to be utilized for processing the ATF Form 4473 and NICS background checks. This electronic identification capture simplifies the process of applying for hunting and fishing licenses and for federal firearms purchases without sacrificing accuracy through manual insertion.

Acuant’s idScan gathers data from ID’s and can auto-populate information into approved government forms, such as an ATF Form 4473, from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which must be filled out when a customer purchases firearms from a federally licensed dealer. ITouch Technology’s kiosk application has been developed for use at Federal Firearm Licensed Dealers and offers Acuant’s idScan for identification capture and population. In an effort to prevent fraud and assure accuracy, ITouch Technology can process accurate identification capture and Acuant’s idScan solution also verifies customer government issued IDs.

“Filling out federal forms can be time consuming for both customers, and dealers, and inaccurate or fraudulent information can have severe consequences,” said Yossi Zekri, CEO of Acuant. “Our data intake solution simplifies the process of filling out Form 4473 and the option of using our ID verification solution eliminates fraud.”

ITouch Technology will be using Acuant’s idScan solution and deploying it at self-service kiosks in sporting goods stores that sell hunting and fishing licenses. Customers can apply for a license and scan their ID at an ITouch Technology self-service kiosk instead of filling out a form with a retail employee, eliminating both errors and long lines, while the verification element ensures the person’s identity.

“Applying for a hunting or fishing license or processing an ATF Form 4473 accurately and expeditiously when purchasing a firearm shouldn’t be a process which holds up lines at retailers,” said Jan Robinson, CEO and Co-Founder of ITouch Technology. Dennis Robinson, Co-Founder of Itouch tested several competing id scanning products and found the Acuant idScan to be far superior to any other identification scanning product in the marketplace. “We’re confident our partnership with Acuant will help Itouch retail clients eliminate fears of manual errors and allow employees to spend more time on the sales floor instead of helping customers fill out forms.”

About ITouch Technology

ITouch Technology develops and distributes interactive digital kiosk applications at POS for Firearm Dealers and Sporting Goods Retailers. ITouch “state of the art” digital processing of the ATF Form 4473 at Federal Firearm Licensed Dealer locations offers accuracy which industry leaders have stated surpasses other competing 4473 applications. Other ITouch applications include Hunting & Fishing Licensing, Retail Product Catalog, Range Reservation System and Gun Trade Show Background Check System.

About Acuant

Acuant’s patented intelligent data capture and identity verification solutions automate the intake, processing and verification of unstructured data from ID documents. Leveraging virtually any device, the company’s solutions transform this data into useful and insightful information – whether in the cloud or locally – which is used in critical business applications.

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Acuant Partners with Leading Healthcare Solutions Providers Clearwave and Aprima® Medical Software, Inc

LOS ANGELES, April 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Acuant, the leading provider of credential management solutions, has partnered with Clearwave, the nation’s leading patient registration and insurance eligibility solution; and Aprima® Medical Software, Inc., a leading provider of innovative electronic health record (EHR), practice management (PM) and revenue cycle management solutions (RCM) for medical practices. Through these partnerships, Acuant will help service the healthcare industry by automating data intake and efficiently moving patients through the check-in process.

Acuant’s idScan allows for immediate ID verification and automated data intake when patients scan their IDs and health insurance cards. Acuant’s ID scanning solution was deployed by Clearwave to eliminate patient errors during self-service registration. The most common error made by both patients and registration staff was the incorrect data entry of the insurance member ID card. After implementing Clearwave’s registration stations with Acuant’s ID scanning solution, healthcare providers saw faster and more accurate patient intact, which resulted in fewer rejected claims. This also translates into revenue as providers do not get paid when claims are inaccurate or rejected and there are costs associated with multiple efforts to submit a claim. A hospital system that used Clearwave’s solution found that their patients spent 50% less time filling out forms, and 70% less time in waiting rooms. Patient charts were ready an average of 9 minutes before the scheduled appointment time.

“From day one, Acuant was very receptive,” said Brian Stone, CFO of Clearwave. “They took some risks with us early on, and believed in us. They are perfectly aligned with where the market is going. Their new validation services are very smart, and implementing their mobile solutions will be a game changer for the healthcare market. We’re very fortunate to have Acuant as a partner and we look forward to many more years of success.”

Similarly, Acuant’s partnership with Aprima Medical Software, a leading ambulatory EHR and PM solution, allows for an experience that optimizes the patient registration and check-in process. Acuant’s advanced card scanning solutions digitize IDs and health insurance cards using both barcode and OCR technologies. The digitized images can be stored permanently in the patient record, while insurance card data is converted to text and populated into database records.

“Allowing front desk staff and physicians to focus more on patients and less on their keyboards results in numerous benefits including streamlining interactions between staff and patient and improving customer service. As patients and staff experience fewer data entry errors and delays, stressful conversations during registration and check-in become less frequent. We’ve been extremely satisfied with the relationship. It’s a no-brainer for our clients, and makes our solutions even stronger,” said David Shaw, Vice President of Partners and Channel Sales at Aprima.

“The healthcare industry is experiencing a major transformation as more parts of the patient visitation process become automated,” said Yossi Zekri, President and CEO of Acuant. “We are excited to provide a solution that helps healthcare providers reduce wait times, improve accuracy, and deliver quality service to their patients.”

Acuant serves the healthcare industry by providing verification and authentication technology that benefits healthcare providers who work under strict regulatory requirements. Acuant’s technology captures accurate and verified data at the entry point, which leads to more efficiency in the registration process, and fewer rejected claims.

About Clearwave Corporation

Clearwave’s mission has been, and remains, to standardize and automate administrative and patient-facing services that providers manage to serve patients, comply with federal/state regulations and maximize revenue cycle performance. Clearwave accomplishes this by aligning the provider’s existing systems to communicate and gather information more effectively. This is achieved by full integration with numerous HIS, PMS and EHR software products. For more information: (678) 738-1120 or visithttp://www.clearwaveinc.com

About Aprima Medical Software, Inc.

Aprima provides innovative electronic health record, practice management and revenue cycle management solutions for medical practices. The Aprima EHR/PM is an integrated system built on a single database. Aprima uses a fast, flexible design that adapts automatically to a physician’s workflow and sets the benchmark for ease-of-use, speed and flexibility. Aprima is one of the few companies with an 18-year track record of success, including Certification for Meaningful Use Stage 2. Thousands of Aprima users are benefiting from improved quality of care, improved patient satisfaction, improved quality of life and an improved bottom line. Based in Carrollton, TX, Aprima performs all development, support and implementation from the U.S. To learn more about how Aprima can help your practice, please visit www.aprima.com, call us at 844-4APRIMA (844-427-7462), or email us at info@aprima.com.

About Acuant

Acuant’s patented credential management solutions automate the intake, processing and verification of unstructured data from ID documents. Leveraging virtually any device, the company’s solutions transform this data into useful and insightful information – whether in the cloud or locally – which is used in critical business applications.

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Aprima is a registered trademark of Aprima Medical Software.

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