Datacard printers issuing Vietnamese driver licenses
Datacard Group announced the deployment of more than 150 desktop card printers to the Vietnam Road Authority to issue driver’s licenses to citizens in all the 63 provinces throughout the country.
The Directorate for Roads of Vietnam decided to make a transition from paper-based documents to plastic cards for their driver’s license due to the security and durability it provides. In addition to addressing forgery and alteration concerns that are common with paper licenses, the Vietnam government officials wanted to issue more durable documents with a national centralized database of driver licenses.
So far, more than 3 million licenses have been issued nationwide. The program has expanded to all provincial issuance offices throughout Vietnam as well, making it more convenient for citizens to receive their driver’s licenses. In addition, by printing the driver’s licenses on plastic cards, the Vietnam government is now able to offer high quality images with retransfer printing technology, which allows for over-the-edge printing of high-resolution photos, logos, text and background images.
HID, ASSA ABLOY deployed at World Cup
HID Global announced that its access control products, along with door-opening solutions from parent ASSA ABLOY, are being used in various solutions across six of the 12 stadiums in Brazil now hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup football matches through July 13.
Products range from locks, door closers, knobs and handles to master key systems and HID Global’s iCLASS access control system cards and readers. HID Global and ASSA ABLOY products are being used at new stadiums in Fortaleza, Natal, Recife, Curitiba, and Brasilia, as well as at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, which will host the World Cup final on July 13 and both the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2016 Olympics. The two companies’ products have also been recently deployed at the Arena do Grêmio in Porto Alegre and the Allianz Parque (formerly the Arena Palestra Itália) in Sao Paulo.
Brazilian airport taps Quantum Secure
São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport in Brazil has implemented Quantum Secure’s SAFE for Aviation software suite. The airport is preparing for s surge of travelers due to the World Cup and the 2015 Summer Olympics.
In addition to the two major sporting events, Brazil is also in the midst of modernizing security management at its airports. Brazil relies heavily on its smaller airports as a means of mass transportation and with the influx of tourism and growth; a huge push toward modernizing airport operations is now underway.
Among the applications the facility has deployed are the following aviation-related SAFE modules:
- Privilege Management Application provides the ability to define credential types and associate these credentials with necessary privileges and security checks needs, including the lifecycle management of these relationships.
- Integrated Watch List Management Application enables the user to manage the internal/external watch lists and update the TSA No-fly selectee list to search for a possible match and highlight the same during the enrollment process.
- Aviation Mobile Infraction Management gives complete capability to the user to perform tasks and take actions on their smartphones and tablets.
- Aviation Visitor Management manages the complete lifecycle of visitors, including creation of an audit trail of visits and visitors checking in and fingerprinting schedule management for authorized signatories.
Encap joins FIDO
Encap Security, a mobile authentication specialist, has joined the Fast Identity Online (FIDO) Alliance as an associate member to support the organization’s mission to change the nature of online authentication by reducing reliance on passwords and addressing the lack of interoperability among strong authentication devices.