LaserCard Corp. has received a purchase order to supply additional optical security media cards for Italy’s Citizen ID Card program, known as the Carta d’Identità Elettronica or CIE, to be delivered by November 2010 at a value of $550,000. The ID cards are used by citizens for identification and travel.
The digital security of Italy’s Citizen ID Card has not been compromised, providing security and law enforcement authorities with a tool in preventing counterfeiting and the fraudulent use of vital documents.
In addition to this program, LaserCard’s multi-technology ID cards are also used by two Italian government agencies – the Ministry of Justice and the Carabinieri, Italy’s National Police – to help protect their employees and provide secure access to government facilities.
LaserCard supplies ID credentials for government ID programs worldwide, including the next-generation U.S. Green Card, multiple programs in Italy, the Saudi Arabian and Angolan National ID Cards, the Costa Rica Foreign Resident Card, the Hungarian Professional Driver License and vehicle registration programs for three state authorities in India.