Identive Group has shipped an additional 122,000 smart card readers to support Spain’s national electronic ID card program which the government launched in 2009. More than half of Spain’s 46 million citizens now carry the ID cards.
By providing the card readers free of charge, the Spanish government aims to encourage individuals and businesses to use the secure ID program to access government, banking and administration applications, as well as to digitally sign documents.
Identive received this most recent order from Red.es, an entity within the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade.
Identive Group, headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif. with a European office in Ismaning, Germany,
produces identity management, physical and logical access control, NFC and other RFID-enabled applications for government, enterprise, consumer, education, healthcare and transportation sectors.