From the Wires
Gemalto selected for New Multi-Application National eID Card in Mongolia
By: Business Wire
Nov. 29, 2012 01:00 AM
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces that the Mongolian Ministry of Justice and Home Affairs has selected its Sealys secure multi-service electronic ID cards for their national identity program. This new eID program will secure Mongolian citizens’ identities as well as pave the way for new eGovernment services.
Mongolia has approximately 3 million inhabitants and all citizens above 18 years of age are to carry these advanced smart cards as their national identity document. In addition, the national eID card will allow for more efficient updating of the national registry and to enhance both the process and security level of verifying identities. Gemalto worked with Bodi International, the program prime contractor and a leading IT company in Mongolia on this project.
Gemalto’s Sealys MultiApp ID, the size of a credit card, is fitted with a microprocessor and the Gemalto software that securely manages the citizen’s personal data, including the holder’s digital photograph and fingerprints, while respecting the holder’s privacy. The Mongolia national eID card also features Gemalto’s latest innovation in secure printing: the Sealys Clear Window, a transparent section created in the pure polycarbonate card body structure for enhanced protection against forgery.
“Mongolian citizens have in hand the best of Gemalto's secure document technology to ensure protection of the eID card and the data it contains,” commented Tommi Nordberg, Senior Vice President at Gemalto. “Our co-operation with Bodi International has been very constructive to develop a secure and high-performance eID solution for the benefit of the country’s citizens.”
This new reference strengthens Gemalto’s position in the national eID card market, following previous achievements in Bahrain, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, Lithuania, Oman, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Taiwan and the United Arab Emirates.
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2011 annual revenues of €2 billion and more than 10,000 employees operating out of 74 offices and 14 Research & Development centers, located in 43 countries.
We are at the heart of the rapidly evolving digital society. Billions of people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain and work – anytime, everywhere – in ways that are enjoyable and safe. Gemalto delivers on their expanding needs for personal mobile services, payment security, authenticated cloud access, identity and privacy protection, eHealthcare and eGovernment efficiency, convenient ticketing and dependable machine-to-machine (M2M) applications.
Gemalto develops secure embedded software and secure products which we design and personalize. Our platforms and services manage these secure products, the confidential data they contain and the trusted end-user services they enable. Our innovations offer more ways for our clients to enhance the convenience and security of people’s digital lives.
Gemalto thrives with the growing number of people using its solutions to interact with the digital and wireless world.
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