MISSISSIPPI ABC BUREAU OF ENFORCEMENT ARMS OFFICERS WITH INTELLICHECK'S AGE ID TO PREVENT UNDERAGE DRINKING
JERICHO, NEW YORK – December 13, 2016 – Mississippi's Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Bureau of Enforcement is using Intellicheck's (NYSE MKT:IDN) Age IDTM to revolutionize the enforcement of laws that make it illegal to sell alcoholic beverages to minors. The Bureau of Enforcement's 24 law enforcement agents are using Age ID across the state of Mississippi to scan bar codes on driver licenses and other forms of identification to spot altered and fake IDs.
According to Chief of Enforcement Rusty Hanna, "Technology has made fake and altered IDs so sophisticated that it is virtually impossible to spot them with the human eye. We have to stay current to do our job and that's why I place a high degree of emphasis on using the most effective identity verification technology solution available to address the challenges of keeping alcohol out of the hands of minors." Chief Hanna said he and his officers have a deep, personal commitment to protecting minors and preventing underage drinking. "It's more than a job for every one of us. We are passionate about the enforcement of these laws because we care about the safety of the young people of our state. We want to do everything we can to prevent needless tragedies and the loss of promising futures," explained Chief Hanna.
The ABC Bureau of Enforcement is responsible for maintaining the enforcement of Local Option laws, prohibition laws, and state beer laws for the state of Mississippi. Their responsibilities cover every establishment, including bars, restaurants, clubs, and retail outlets that sell alcoholic beverages. To accomplish their mission, the ABC Bureau of Enforcement's sworn law enforcement agents are positioned across the state of Mississippi to seek out violators. Establishments that fail to accurately validate the ID of their customers face stiff penalties that can include fines, license suspension or loss of license.
"Being a partner with Mississippi's ABC Bureau of Enforcement in achieving mission-critical success is an honor and a responsibility we take very seriously. We see that same passion reflected in many state ABC boards across the country that recognize Age ID is a game changer in delivering critical, real-time identification authentication," said Dr. William Roof, CEO of Intellicheck. Dr. Roof said Age ID can be deployed anywhere age-restricted products such as tobacco, cannabis, and alcoholic beverages are sold as well as at events and venues with age restrictions. Dr. Roof called Age ID an easy-to-use, affordable solution to the problem of minors attempting to use fake or altered IDs to make illegal alcohol purchases or gain access to age-restricted activities. He said that Age ID is employed at many businesses across the country where the effective technology solution is assuring compliance with laws regarding the sale of age-restricted products to minors and to prevent fraudulent purchases. Dr. Roof stated that the Company expects to make additional announcements regarding the growing use of Age ID by law enforcement agencies and business establishments as adoption of the proven technology solution continues to expand nationwide.
Age ID reads the barcode data encoded on driver licenses and government issued IDs, instantly verifying the authenticity of the ID and age information. The identity authentication and validation technology solution can be deployed on mobile devices including smartphones and tablets. It draws on a comprehensive database, updated on an ongoing basis, to ensure information is timely and accurate. Age ID provides the most up-to- date solution to the problem of spotting fake and altered IDs with its ability to read more than 200 unique DMV barcode formats from every U.S. state and Canadian province.
In addition to nine pending patents, Intellicheck's patent portfolio includes 25 patents, many pertaining to identification technology. Intellicheck's suite of real-time identity authentication and validation solutions support customers in the law enforcement, retail, hospitality, national defense, and financial markets. The Company’s products scan, authenticate and analyze components of identity documents including driver licenses, military identification cards and other government forms of identification containing magnetic stripe, barcode and smart chip information. Once extracted from the identity card, the information can be used to provide safety, security and efficiencies throughout these markets.
About Intellicheck Mobilisa
Intellicheck Mobilisa is an industry leader in threat identification, identity authentication, verification and validation technology solutions. Our technology solutions make it possible for our customers to enhance the safety and awareness of their facilities and people, improve customer service, and increase operational efficiencies. Founded in 1994, Intellicheck has grown to serve dozens of Fortune 500 companies including retail and financial industry clients, police departments, national defense clients at agencies, major seaports, and military bases, and diverse state and federal government agencies. The Company holds 25 patents including many patents pertaining to identification technology. For more information on Intellicheck Mobilisa, please visit http://www.intellicheck.com/.
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