Morpho selected by Slovakia for its national electronic identity card program
Paris, November 5, 2014 Morpho (Safran), a global leader in security solutions, will supply the Slovak Republic with electronic identity cards (eIDs).
Morpho's highly secure e-ID card guarantees the secure authentication and unambiguous identification of individuals, enabling citizens to securely and conveniently use electronic government services.
"We are proud that among all of the competing offers, Morpho has been chosen by the Ministry of the Interior to supply the Slovak eID card," said Jacques van Zijp, General Manager Business Unit Europe, Government Identity Solutions at Morpho. "With Morpho as a partner, the Slovak Republic can expect to leverage our extensive experience from more than 50 ID programs delivered and implemented worldwide."
Rudolf Hlavaty, Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic added: "We are pleased to see that Morpho has broadened its spectrum of supplied documents to us, which also includes our national eID document. This distinguishes Morpho as the main supplier of security documents for Slovakia."
The delivery of the polycarbonate cards with integrated contact-based crypto controller will start in February 2015. Over the following three years Morpho will produce more than 2 million eID cards for Slovakia. The security specialist is already supplying most of the other official secure documents for the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic: Morpho delivers 300,000 passports with complete booklet and polycarbonate data pages per year, and in addition also the Slovakian vehicle registration cards and resident permits. * * *
Morpho, a Safran company, is a global leader in security solutions. We employ more than 8,400 people in 40 countries. In 2013, we reported revenues of 1.5 billion euro of which 9% was dedicated to R&D. Our unique expertise lies in providing cutting edge security solutions for Civil Identification, Public Security, Transport and Border Control, Critical Infrastructure, Digital ID and Smart Transactions markets. We are the world leader in biometric identity solutions, automated identification systems based on fingerprint, iris and face recognition, and Computed Tomography (CT)-based Explosives Detection Systems (EDS) for hold baggage. We are one of the leading suppliers of trace detection solutions for the aviation market, road safety solutions, SIM cards, banking cards and gaming terminals. With integrated systems operating in more than 100 countries, our solutions secure and simplify the lives of people around the world. For more information:
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