L-1 Identity Solutions Inc. was awarded a $5.4 million contract to provide software, services and credential supplies for Paraguay’s new national identification card and passport system. The contract was awarded through L-1’s Biometrics Division and includes solutions from the L-1 Secure Credentialing Division.
Paraguay is establishing a new system of personal identification, including adding fingerprints into identification records to reduce instances of identity related crime and corruption. The system is expected to eliminate duplicate cards and the issuance of fraudulent cards based on multiple or stolen identities.
As part of the new system, L-1 is helping digitize historical ID files so that records can be shared more easily between the Motor Vehicles Registry, the Judiciary Court Records Registry and the Department of Identification of Persons Registry. L-1 also will provide TP4100 Live Scan devices for electronic fingerprint capture.
Four enrollment centers, including one that also serves as a central production facility, will be opened across the country by L-1 and operated by the Paraguayan government. The centers will enable citizens to apply for new and as-needed replacements cards and passports produced using L-1’s credentialing system. The L-1 technology will be deployed and centers are expected to be operational in the second quarter of 2009. L-1 will provide additional support for the programs through 2010.