|[November 29, 2012]
Gemalto selected for New Multi-Application National eID Card in Mongolia
AMSTERDAM --(Business Wire)--
Gemalto (News - Alert) (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
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," commentedTommi 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)
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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