LaserCard Corp. announced a follow-on purchase order valued at $2.8 million to supply identity cards for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s National ID Card program. This brings the total value of orders received for the program since April 1, 2008 to $7.4 million.
The latest order is for the continued supply of optical smart cards to be issued via offices in cities throughout Saudi Arabia. Deliveries under the order are expected to be completed before the end of the year.
The Saudi Arabia National ID card is a standard-sized card that features LaserCard’s optical memory security and a contact chip on one side, and the cardholder’s picture and demographic information on the other.
The optical memory stores the cardholder’s digital information, such as demographics and facial image and is marked with visible cardholder identity information for ease and confidence of visual verification. The card is used for personal identification and to manage the provision of citizen services through the country’s electronic government initiatives.