Thailand’s ID-cards order for Precise Biometrics

Precise Biometrics AB, a Swedish-based company has received an order from Thai authorities to license Precise Match-on-Card technology in the initial phase of Thailand’s new national ID card project. The order has been taken in collaboration with Smart Card Systems International Co. Ltd (SSI), the company’s local integrator and service partner.
     In the first phase of the project, being rolled out in 2005, an estimated 12 million ID cards will be delivered, 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 to each of Thailand’s approximately 64 million citizens.
     Prior to awarding the order, evaluations showed that matching on card proved to be far superior in major ID card projects in terms of economy, personal integrity, security, scalability and reliability.
     The solution from Precise Biometrics (a supplier of world-leading, user-friendly biometric security systems based on fingerprints and smart cards) was the clear choice 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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