Precise Biometrics AB, a Swedish company which develops and sells world-leading and user-friendly biometric security solutions based on fingerprints and smart cards, has secured an important tender for national ID cards. The project includes licensing of the Precise Match-on-Card technology and will be integrated in ID cards for everyone in the country.
Precise Biometrics develops and supplies biometric security solutions for authentication using fingerprints. Precise Biometrics core technology, Precise BioMatch, is the foundation for all the fingerprint authentication solutions, and the Precise Match-on-Card technology is rapidly becoming a global standard for fingerprint solutions on smart cards.
The Precise Match-on-Card technology offers many advantages like offering the facility of checking the identity directly on the card. As the existing biometric ID check raises the questions of personal integrity, this feature offered by Precise Match-on-Card(TM) technology becomes an ever more important parameter for national ID card projects.
Thomas Marschall, President and CEO of Precise Biometrics AB, said in a company press release, “As previously communicated, we believe that the national ID card project is a long-term endeavor and that it often takes several years before necessary decisions are taken by national authorities and necessary political processes are finalized. We are extremely satisfied to be able to say that in many of the countries which have issued ID cards it is our Match-on-Card technology that has been used. Our perseverance has now been even more worthwhile and we look forward to forthcoming projects around the world.”
As one of the requirements of this project, Precise Biometrics, which is part of a consortium together with its partner, has been awarded the tender for the provision of the ID cards in a small country. The order, to be delivered during the first six months of 2008, includes licenses for Precise Match-on-Card technology. But the information about which country is preferred over the others and the reasons for the same are not disclosed yet.
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