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Toppan Forms Develops Japan's First Authenticity Determination of Driver's License Using Smartphone and Tablet
IC chip of driver's license is read and verified using NFC reader and writer

July 29, 2014

Information management solution provider Toppan Forms Co., Ltd. (Toppan Forms hereunder) developed an app that determines whether the Driver's License with IC chip is authentic. It is the first in Japan that uses smartphone. After entering the pass code registered on the driver's license into the app a smartphone with NFC reader writer reads the IC chip in the Driver's License and verifies. It obtains personal information such as facial photo, name, address, and birth date registered on the IC chip. The personal information obtained is compared with the personal information on Toppan Forms server which has been entered in advance.
The app is featured in FastShot service that sends various proof documents electronically using smart phone.

IC chip is read using NFC feature on the smartphone

Features

  • 1. Information registered on the IC chip in the Driver's License is read by NFC enabled smartphone to determine the authenticity by comparing it with entered personal data.
  • 2. By incorporating this feature into FastShot, the application to open a bank account can be submitted and completed by sending the data using just a smartphone.

Background

The app was developed as a new feature on "FastShot" that sends various proof documents electronically by using the camera feature on the smartphone. The conventional FastShot verified the Driver's License by image taken by the camera. For a more rigorous process, the IC chip embedded in the Driver's License allows reliable and easy authenticity determination. The more rigorous process prevents false account opening and bank opening using counterfeit license.

Authenticity Determination Process

Authenticity Dertermination Process

Future Direction

Financial institutions are increasingly adopting services using smartphone to improve convenience for transaction. Toppan Forms will develop services using smartphone to provide convenient and safe service for client companies and consumers.
Toppan Forms aims to sell 300 million yen in 2014 by expanding the app such as "FastShot" that provides authenticity determination of Driver's License and electronic delivery service for various proof documents.

About FastShot

FastShot is an electronic delivery service for various proof documents using camera feature on the smartphone. Previously, proof document had to be copied and mailed but the service allows it to be completed on the spot which significantly reduces hassles for consumers. The digitization of submitted document also lightens operational burden of the company by using the service.

  • ※ The app compatible to Android terminal with NFC reader writer.
  • ※ "FastShot" is currently being applied for registered trademark by Toppan Forms.
  • ※ Other products indicated are registered trademark or trademark of each company.
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