Breakthrough order for Precise Biometrics as Thailand introduces national ID-cards

Wednesday 13 April 2005 19:15 CET | News

Precise Biometrics AB (publ), a Swedish-based company that supplies world-leading, user-friendly biometric security systems based onfingerprints and smart cards, has received an order from Thai authorities to license Precise Match-on-Card(TM) technology in the initial phase of Thailands new national ID card project.

The order has been taken in collaboration with Smart Card Systems International Co. Ltd (SSI), the companys local integrator and service partner. In the first phase of the project, being rolled out this year, an estimated 12 million ID cards will be delivered, each carrying Precise Match-on-Card(TM) technology, as well as 36,000 fingerprint scanners equipped with Precise BioCore® technology. For Precise Biometrics the order means approximately SEK 5 million in this first phase. During the coming three years, Thai authorities are planning to issue national ID cards with Precise Match-on-Card(TM) to each of Thailands approximately 64 million citizens. Prior to awarding the order, evaluations were made to compare Precise Match-on-Card(TM) with all competing Match-on-Card solutions, as well as other biometric alternatives using a server or PC for matching. Matching on card proved to be far superior in major ID card projects in terms of economy, personal integrity, security, scalability and reliability. Precise Match-on-Card(TM) was chosen as the best product based on biometric performance and compatibility with leading smart cards. Another contributing factor was the fact that the solution is already available on the market, and is backed by documented performance.

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