Aadhaar-verified soul mate search!
With over 1 billion Indians having an Aadhaar ID, online service providers are finding new and creative ways to leverage this authentication tool. The latest is the matrimonial platform LoveVivah.com. It uses Aadhaar to verify in real time, the details of profiles posted and assure searchers for soul mates that they are not dealing with fictitious or fraudulent identities.
The app available for Android and iOS . It shortlists and sends selected profiles to other Aadhaar-verified genuine users only. Beyond the back-end check through Aadhaar, LoveVivah also performs a five-step verification through Facebook, LinkedIn, e-mail and mobile.
Biometric attendance system
Vadodara-based Matrix Security Solutions, has launched an Aadhaar-fueled point-of-entry system, the first such integrated attendance solution running on Open Source Linux and linked to the national data base at the Universal Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).
The COSEC VEGA FAXQ biometric device is a single unit just 9 cms by 18.6 cms by 3.8 cms and weighing about 1/2 kg that can be mounted at entry points. It allows the employee to enter his or her Aadhaar number or swipe a Smart Card embedded with the number and present a finger for scanning.
The data is sent to the Aadhaar -enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS) server at the back end which in turn connects to the Aadhaar data base to authenticate the number. The entire round trip takes just 1.5 seconds.
Till now some 11,000 government departments and PSUs including DRDO, SAIL, Airports Authority of India and Indian Oil have started using the AEBAS data base, involving just over 27 lakh IDs. Among states, Andhra Pradesh has been the first to adopt the Matrix system.
It supports both Hindi and English and typical system cost from Rs 23,000 to Rs 26,000.