Uruguay taps Gemalto for secure IDs
Gemalto will deliver its Sealys eID card and Coesys Issuance solution to the Ministry of Interior of Uruguay for the country’s eID program.
Gemalto’s instant issuance solution enables delivery of the secure document from more than 20 sites across the country. The microprocessor in the polycarbonate card provides strong user authentication and digital signature for the country’s suite of eGovernment services.
The document is ICAO-compliant, making it an official travel document within the Mercosur and associated countries. The card will have both contact and contactless chips, will include match-on-card fingerprint technology and the ability for digital signatures.
Gemalto will provide consulting services all the way through the implementation, supporting the Ministry of Interior of Uruguay in on-boarding third parties such as banks, tax collection agencies or social security administrations to accelerate service adoption. The contract also includes maintenance and support services over five years.
Los Angeles sheriff goes with NEC for AFIS
NEC Corporation of America announced that it was awarded a multi-year biometrics service contract with Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
At the core of these services is NEC’s Integra ID 5, a multimodal biometrics identification solution that supports the current and future identification needs of sheriff’s office. Integra ID 5 Service Oriented Architecture has built-in support of numerous biometrics modalities including fingerprint, palm print, face, iris, voice and DNA.
Included in NEC’s services are an active-active disaster recovery solution located in NEC’s FBI Criminal Justice Information System Data Center, Network and Remote Managed Services as well as standards, Electronic Biometric Transmission Specifications interfaces with state and local agencies including California Department of Justice, Western Identification Network and FBI Next Generation Identification.