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, resident permits and driver licenses.
Morpho, a high-technology company of Safran, is a global leader in security solutions. The company employs more than 8,400 people in 40 countries and reported revenues of 1.5 billion euros in 2013. Morpho's unique expertise lies in providing cutting edge security solutions for government identity, public security, critical infrastructure, transportation and business markets. Morpho is the world leader in Automated Biometric Identification Systems (ABIS), biometric identity documents and Explosives Detection Systems (EDS). It is one of the leading suppliers of SIM cards, smart cards, trace detection equipment and gaming terminals. With integrated systems operating in more than 100 countries, Morpho's solutions simplify and secure the lives of people around the world.
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