HID, a leading provider of digital identity solutions, will be participating in ID4Africa to showcase their cutting-edge advancements in document design, biometric technologies, and secure issuance solutions. Their innovations are revolutionizing the fields of design, security, enrollment, authentication, and verification. The event will take place in Nairobi, Kenya from May 22 to 25, hosted at the prestigious Edge Convention Centre.

ID4Africa is a non-governmental organization dedicated to supporting African nations in developing robust public and technical systems for identity-related solutions. Their goal is to aid in the region's development and humanitarian efforts. In sub-Saharan Africa, approximately 500 million people lack any form of official identification. HID's solutions empower African governments by equipping them with the necessary tools to issue secure and official IDs, driver's licenses, and passports. These advancements enable citizens to prove their identities and gain access to essential services such as healthcare, education, and finance. HID has successfully delivered vital identification solutions to various countries in the region, including Tanzania, Morocco, Angola, and others.

With over 30 years of experience, knowledge, and local partnerships, HID's trusted identity solutions showcased at the event will include the following:

Award-Winning Document Design: HID offers robust document designs integrated with chips that securely store the holder's biometric data, color portrait, and HID's exclusive Mirage technology. This unique combination of security features makes these documents incredibly challenging to reproduce. Additionally, HID presents Safelink, a new hinge feature designed for maximum security.

Secure, Streamlined, and Personalized Government ID Issuance: HID's use of polycarbonate, renowned for its durability, has led to its adoption in passport datapages. Now, it is increasingly sought after for national ID cards and driver's licenses due to its ability to integrate multiple security features, including laser engraving. HID will introduce a new self-service kiosk that allows citizens to customize their credentials, along with a laser engraving system capable of etching permanent and secure multi-faceted security elements into identification cards with unprecedented ease and speed.

Biometric Enrollment and Authentication: Biometrics, utilizing an individual's unique traits such as fingerprints or faces, offer the most reliable identity assurance as they cannot be lost, stolen, or shared. Biometric authentication solutions are highly effective in expediting background checks, optimizing border security, and streamlining voter registration, among other applications. Recognized as a global leader in biometric authentication by Frost & Sullivan, HID will present their award-winning biometric technologies, including fingerprint readers, tenprint and palm scanners, facial recognition, and livescan jumpkit.

To learn more about HID's extensive range of products, solutions, and services that empower African governments in issuing credentials to remote locations and meeting the high-volume demands of metropolitan areas, visit their booth (#H2-45) at the Edge Convention Centre in Nairobi during the ID4Africa expo from May 23 to 25, 2023.

HID is dedicated to empowering trusted identities worldwide, enabling secure transactions, productive work environments, and seamless travel experiences. Their trusted identity solutions provide convenient access to physical and digital spaces, connecting digitally identifiable entities. HID technology is utilized by millions of individuals globally in their day-to-day lives, and it connects billions of interconnected things. HID serves a wide range of clients, including governments, educational institutions, hospitals, financial organizations, industrial businesses, and innovative companies. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID operates globally with over 4,500 employees and international offices supporting more than 100 countries. HID is part of the ASSA ABLOY Group.