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Photographs of Faces Collected with a Smartphone Camera Used for Company Issued ID Cards
A New Function Meeting the Increasing Demand for Security

February 8, 2017

On February 10, 2017, DigitalHybrid Company TOPPAN FORMS CO., LTD. (TOPPAN FORMS, hereunder) will start providing a new service for taking, collecting, maintaining, and downloading photographs of employees’ faces taken with a smartphone or tablet PC for ID cards. This will be provided as a new function of ID Shokunin Smart, a cloud service that provides the complete process of issuing ID cards by uploading photographs and the necessary data to the dedicated website. While the ID Shokunin Smart service in the past has assumed bulk orders of cards for TOPPAN FORMS, the new service provides photograph data that can be used to issue cards using a card printer at a company for security reasons. From now on, companies will also be able to use different services depending on their needs, such as using TOPPAN FORMS for a bulk order and printing a small amount of cards on their own to be issued. The fee for photograph registration will be 150 yen each.

Employees (1)Take photo → TOPPAN FORMS ID Shokunin Smart (2)Save photo → General Affeairs Section (3)Retrieve photo (4)Issue Id card

Background

Taking and collecting photos to issue ID cards and maintaining that data is laborious. Particularly in industries such as convenience stores and restaurants, which have many stores and business establishments that have a large number of employees, the data management becomes extremely complex. There has been an increasing demand for a photograph collection service from companies that are unable to outsource the issuance of employee ID cars due to security and those that issue additional cards within the companies.

Features

  • 1. The cloud service does not require the installation of a dedicated application.
  • 2. Support functions such as data entry checking eliminates the task of matching text data and photographs.
  • 3. Companies can order card issuance with TOPPAN FORMS and on their own.
  • 4. Downloads of photographs data are available from immediately after uploading them.

Upcoming development

TOPPAN FORMS has been using ID Shokunin Smart to solve the problem of the time and effort needed for collecting photographs. With the new ID Shokunin Smart, it expects to achieve sales of 500 million yen by 2020 in the ID card segment by targeting existing users, companies’ general affairs divisions and other divisions.

  • * ID Shokunin is a registered trademark of TOPPAN FORMS CO., LTD.
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