The Veonics® Portal is a hosted photo ID management software deployed commercially in 2015. Some additional uniques are: remote photo capture, mobile displayed Veonics Virtual ID™, printer agnostic, and data integration functions.
Table of Contents
A Little History
eXpress badging® uses the Veonics® Portal to print hundreds of thousands of badges for our customers annually. We also have a SaaS (software as a service) customer base that purchases annual licenses to print badges on their premises. We currently have a growing customer base of Veonics Virtual ID customers who only use mobile-displayed photo ID cards.
In our driven efforts to create a mobile device displayed Veonics Virtual ID, eXpress badging built a hosted photo ID management software solution with several features in mind:
- An architecture that securely manages many organizations and users
- Enabled with a powerful MySQL database, allowing for definable fields and attributes
- Capture badge photos remotely using a secure email process that does not require the recipient's login credentials
- The ability to capture, crop, and store badge photos one at a time or in batches
- Print a photo ID badge using off-the-self badge printers
- A powerful badge template design tool based on customer-provided badge designs
- Data-integrated features to connect with the customer's source database(s)
- 2011 - "WEB-IT" - Hosted identity management PowerPoint presented to Veonics, LLC Board of Directors
- 2012 - THE SPARK - Go mobile or go out of business
- 2013 - 6Ds MAPPING - The start of the Veonics Portal source code
- 2014 - ALPHA/BETA BUILD - Playground full of cool browser-based ID management tools
- 2015 - CUSTOMER ONBOARDING - Migrated eXpress badging contract badging customers and onboarded the first annual Veonics Portal customer
- 2016 - OEM Transfer of Ownership TOO PROSPECTING - The market was not ready yet, but the Veonics Portal was a great fit for eXpress badging
- 2017 - OEM NOT VIABLE - Veonics Partners moved into Federal space, while eXpress badging saw the viability
- 2018 - EB TOO - eXpress badging contracted with Veonics Partners, the purchase and Transfer of Ownership of the Veonics Portal source code
- 2019 - eB PATH TO VIABILITY - The Veonics Portal growth continued with large "Corporate 1000" rebadges, leading the path to viability
- 2020 - STABILITY AND RIO - The market shift to hosted ID management begun
- 2021 - TOO COMPLETION - eXpress badging became the sole owner of the Veonics Portal source code
Veonics Portal Three Solutions:
Veonics Portal ID Hosted ID Management Software (PORTAL)
- A user interface designed to manage badge data, capture photos, generate virtual ID cards, and send badge print jobs to printer queues.
Veonics Portal Print Queue Manager (VPQM)
- A lightweight desktop downloaded applet that is user credential accessed and used to release print jobs to local printers.
Veonics Credential Database (VCDB)
- Our API or SFTP data integration feature is designed to populate the Veonics Portal from a customer’s source database.
AWS Web Services, Data, Photo Server Configuration, and Encryption:
AWS RDS Data Server: Encrypted at Rest
- The Veonics Portal uses managed database services through Amazon Web Services (AWS); specifically, their enterprise RDS Servicer which provides redundancy/fast performance/security/high availability. Details of RDS security features are explained here: https://aws.amazon.com/rds/details/#security
- Amazon RDS allows the Veonics Portal to encrypt databases using Key Management Services (KMS). Veonics Portal data is encrypted at rest.
AWS S3 Photo Server: Encrypted at Rest with no open/published link to the associated data record
- Photo files are stored on a separate AWS S3 Server, and we format the photos files so there is no direct link to the related ID record.
- All web services (web application components: examples WSDL, SOAP, RDF, and RSS) are stored and managed on a third Amazon EC2 Server, further firewalling the ability of breached access functionality.
- The Veonics Portal can automate load balancing when needed. Currently, it is not enabled, as we have plenty of capacity, and it is monitored as needed.