Bell ID, a provider of smart card and mobile management solutions, announced the successful upgrade of its ANDiS Management System at the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) to enhance the security and life cycle management capabilities of the Resident Identity Cards.
The Macao SAR Resident Identity Card is an official identity card valid in the region. Since 2002, the Macao SAR Government has been successfully using the functionality of ANDiS to securely manage more than half a million cards.
The recent upgrade by Bell ID extended ANDiS to include the personalization of Secure Access Modules and the provision of additional digital certificates on the ID cards. In addition, Bell ID implemented a SOAP-based Web service for cryptographic key management and key exchange, further enhancing the operational efficiency of the management system.
The combination of ANDiS as a modular management system and the dedication of the team performing the upgrade work on-site ensured that the upgrade required minimal down time and enabled system operations to restart even earlier than planned.