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IProov Secured DHS Funds to Demo Biometric Traveler Identity Verification Tech


London-based biometric technology provider iProov has secured a $198,407 grant from the Department of Homeland Security to pilot the use of an integrated platform for submitting travelers' border entry and exit reports via mobile devices.

The company will help the Customs and Border Protection integrate the Flashmark software development kit into a mobile application for the fourth phase of DHS' Silicon Valley Innovation Program, the department said Friday.

IProov adapted its technology to capture a user's image, display a one-time sequence of server-controlled colors via device screen and facilitate spoof detection through machine learning.

"A critical challenge when delivering digital services that require some manner of identity verification is the need to ensure that the entity being verified is a real live human and not a replica or a recording," said Anil John, SVIP technical director at DHS.

The department's science and technology directorate awarded the SVIP Phase 4 funds after a solicitation under the Enhancing CBP Passenger Processing effort.

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Written by Matthew Nelson

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