Mali selects Sagem Sécurité to deploy a national center for public records

Paris, July 7 th, 2008 Sagem Sécurité, part of the SAFRAN Group, announced today that it has been chosen by the Malian Ministry of Territorial Administration and Local Communities, following an international call for tenders, to deploy a national center for public records. Sagem Sécurité will supply a secure solution for the management of public records, enabling the creation of certified identity documents. One thousand portable data collection stations linked to an Automatic Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) will be deployed throughout Mali to record biometric data for more than 10 million citizens. Sagem Sécurité will provide the government with the proven technical resources and human resources needed to ensure the successful completion of this project, the long-term viability of the system and associated technology transfers. "We are very honored to win this contract, which reflects Mali's confidence in Sagem Sécurité, and to place our state-of-the-art technology at the service of Mali" said Jean-Paul Jainsky, Chairman and CEO of Sagem Sécurité. "The government of Mali can count on the total commitment and determination of Sagem Sécurité, and we consider this contract only the first step in a long and fruitful partnership." Sagem Sécurité is a pioneer in the design and development of fingerprint-based identification systems, and the only prime contractor with expertise in all areas needed for the production of a complete ID system: smart cards, terminals, encryption and biometrics. This latest contract once again reflects the outstanding engineering and reliability offered by Sagem Sécurité's identity management solutions. *** Sagem Sécurité is a high-technology company in the SAFRAN Group. Among the leading European security systems companies, it is present in four main areas: biometric systems, where it is the worldwide leader in fingerprint-based biometrics; secure terminals for access control, payments and gaming; road safety equipment and smart cards.
Its products and integrated systems are used worldwide, helping to ensure transport safety, data and personal security and governmental defense capabilities at the highest level. Through the SAFRAN Group, Sagem Sécurité is present on all continents.
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