LaserCard Corp. announced that it has received a follow-on purchase order to supply about $2.5 million worth of secure optical memory cards for Italian government ID card programs. The vast majority of the cards ordered are Foreign Resident ID Cards, with the balance being special bi-lingual versions of the national Citizen ID Card.
The purchase order was received from LaserCard’s Rome-based Authorized Value Added Reseller, Laser Memory Card S.p.a., which supplies and supports the government’s prime contractor on the project. It is expected that shipment of the cards will commence in the March quarter and be completed in the June quarter. The Italian government is issuing Foreign Resident ID Cards at a rate that will consume the current card order in approximately six months.