LaserCard Corp., a provider of secure ID solutions, announced a follow-on purchase order valued at $5.4 million to supply secure credentials for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s National Identity Card program. This brings the total value of orders received for the program during the company’s current fiscal year to $12.8 million.
The national ID cards will be personalized and issued to Saudi citizens via regional issuance centers in cities throughout the Kingdom. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in the current quarter ending March 31 and will be completed in the quarter ending June 30.
The Saudi Arabia National ID card is a wallet-sized card that features LaserCard’s optical memory security and a contact smart card chip on one side, and the cardholder’s picture and demographic information on the other. The optical memory adds a level of digital and visual security to the card, as well as enabling the secure storage of the cardholder’s digital information, such as demographics and facial image.
The optical stripe also is permanently marked with visible cardholder identity information for ease and confidence of visual verification. The card is used for secure personal identification and to manage the provision of citizen services through the country’s electronic government initiatives.