Gemalto announced the delivery of a solution for the Moroccan Mint: Dar As-Sikkah (Bank Al Maghrib), for the Kingdom of Morocco’s biometric passport program.
The Gemalto solution includes the secure operating system Sealys eTravel, as well as the electronic covers with an integrated contactless microprocessor, containing the holder’s digital fingerprint and photo. The company also provides its turnkey personalization solution Coesys Issuance, in addition to installation, training and maintenance services.
Deployment began in December 2009 and the supply contract covers a three-year period. For citizen data acquisition, Gemalto provides the Ministry of Interior with its Coesys Enrolment solution in cooperation with its Moroccan partner Netopia, a leading integration services company for the public sector.
In addition, Gemalto has implemented a skill transfer process for Netopia in order to accompany the project’s start-up. With this program, the Kingdom of Morocco is now the first country outside of the European Union (EU) to issue new-generation biometric passports including Extended Access Control (EAC) in accordance with European specifications.
Gemalto’s references for electronic travel documents include the following countries: Cote d’Ivoire, Denmark, Estonia, France, Hong Kong, India (diplomatic), Italy, Latvia, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Singapore, Sweden, Turkey and the United States.