Smart card and electronic ID provider SuperCom says it has been awarded a six-year contract by an western European country for a biometric-based passport and control system. The new venture is seen as “further strengthening” the company’s position in the e-passport market, according to one of its executives.
Project Implementation is Expected to Start During First Quarter of 2006
QADIMA, Israel– SuperCom, a leading provider of smart card and electronic identification (e-ID) solutions, announced an award of a tender to provide the technology for a biometric passport issuing and control system for a country in western Europe. The implementation of the project is expected to start during the first quarter of 2006.
The contract is for the implementation of a biometric passport issuing and control system, and includes a six-year contract for maintenance and support.
Mr. Eli Basson, SuperCom’s Vice President of International Projects and Solutions said, “This is an important contract for SuperCom, establishing a relationship with another European Government as a client and validates SuperCom’s Magna platform for ID projects.”
Mr. Avi Schechter, SuperCom’s Chief Executive Officer, added, “We believe that this type of E-passport solution will be adopted by more and more governments globally, and we see this win further strengthening our position in this market, in which we expect to play an important role.”
SuperCom, Ltd. provides innovative solutions in smart-card and e-ID technologies to the commercial and government sectors. The Company offers a wide range of standard and customized smart-card-based solutions for physical and logical security, education, corrections facilities and air & seaports. It is also a leader in the manufacturing of secure and durable documents such as national identity cards, passports, visas, drivers’ licenses and vehicle registration to improve homeland security, governmental efficiency and document ease of use. Headquartered in Israel, SuperCom has subsidiaries in the US and Hong Kong. For more information, visit our website at www.supercomgroup.com.