Identive Group receives smart card reader order for national eID program

January 15, 2013 - 

Identive Group has received an order for more than 300,000 SCR3310v2 smart card readers to support a national eID card program in the Middle East.

This order, expected to be shipped during the first quarter of 2013, will be used as a part of a plan to enable secure access to eGovernment and eAdministration applications as well as to enable digital signatures.

The company`s SCR3310v2 smart card reader is a USB reader and is ISO 7816 compiant and can be used for cards in ID 1 card formats.

Identive provides a range of offerings along the value chain of identification-based technologies, including smart card readers and terminals, RFID transponders as well as software and security systems.

“Around the world many countries are in the process of implementing electronic identity card programs to decrease identity fraud, manage access to public services online and at the same time reduce administrative costs. We are pleased that Identive smart car readers have been selected to support this customer’s national eID program and to help both the government and its citizens experience the full benefits of eIDs, Dr Manfred Mueller, executive vice president and COO Identification Products for Identive said. In addition to providing secure online authentication, eID program enable delivery of government services in less time and with more convenience, as online forms can be filed from home and processed more quickly. Identive’s years of experience supporting secure identification projects together with our understanding of the unique needs of government customers makes us a preferred partner for such projects.”

Many countries are now considering implementing eID programs. A recent BiometricUpdate Research Note looks at the implementation of government eID programs and asserts that accuracy and systematic processes are keys to a successful system.

As reported previously in, Identive recently launched its Smartag Crypto tag product, a new RFID tag offering a versatile new option for ID credentials.

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