LaserCard Corp. has a follow-up purchase order valued at $2.9 million to supply secure identity cards for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s national ID program. This brings the total orders received for this program to $4.7 million since April 1.
The $2.9 million order calls for the continued supply of optical smart cards to be issued via approximately 40 issuance offices in cities throughout Saudi Arabia. Deliveries are expected to be completed by September.
Previous announcements regarding this program had referred to the customer as “a Middle Eastern nation.” Since the inception of the Saudi National ID Card project in 2003 through March 2008, LaserCard has supplied approximately $16 million of cards, software, hardware and services for the program.
LaserCard has defined the Middle Eastern region as an area of strategic focus for the growth of its secure ID solutions business. The company recently expanded its business activities in Saudi Arabia through Challenge Card Design GmbH, its German subsidiary.