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February 07, 2013

MorphoTrust Provides License Renewal Kiosks to Tennessee

By Robbie Pleasant, TMCnet Contributor

Let’s face it, the worst thing about having a driver’s license is needing to renew them. I’d hate to make the cliché complaints about the DMV, so I think we can all agree they’re not fun. Fortunately for drivers in Tennessee, MorphoTrust USA has worked together with the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security to create self-service kiosks for renewal of driver’s licenses and ID cards.

These new kiosks are to be set at around 40 locations, including Driving Service Centers, AAA offices, and even public libraries. Users simply swipe their old license or ID, or enter identifying information.

The kiosk then takes a picture and prints a receipt, which can be used as temporary ID until the new one arrives in the mail.

Each kiosk is networked with state driver’s license records, as well as image verification software. This will protect against identity theft from stolen IDs, should any thieves think to replace the stolen IDs with new ones matching their looks.

“Tennessee is joining a growing number of states, including Delaware, Mississippi, Indiana, and Alabama, that are bringing self-service solutions to enhance service to their customers,” said Bob Eckel, CEO at MorphoTrust. “In addition to the customer-service improvements, MorphoTrust’s newest technology reduces labor and provides Tennessee with the utmost security for renewing or replacing driver licenses and ID cards.”

MorphoTrust has experience with identification services, as well as background vetting and biometric systems, which it supplies to several U.S. government agencies. It’s clear that it has the expertise to make these kiosks effective, and the convenient locations they’re located in, along with the speed at which they can work, will help save precious time that would otherwise be spent waiting in lines.

It’s secure and effective, so people in Tennessee will surely find the kiosks to be a great help. Hopefully they’ll reach other states soon.

Edited by Braden Becker
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