Lumidigm to provide fingerprint sensors for Senegal visa enrollment stations

October 15, 2013 - 

Lumidigm has announced that it will provide fingerprint sensors for Senegalese biometric visa enrollment stations.

Specifically, the stations, made by Zetes, will each incorporate two Lumidigm V-Series fingerprint sensors. There are a total of 66 fixed enrollment stations at embassies, consulates and border posts to create the ICAO compliant visas for travel to the country.

“Multispectral imaging is a sophisticated technology specifically developed by Lumidigm to overcome the fingerprint capture problems found with conventional imaging systems, by leveraging both surface and deep subsurface characteristics of the skin,” Bill Spence, Lumidigm Vice President of Sales-North America, Europe and Australia said. “This is the perfect application to take full advantage of our technology’s benefits and see an immediate higher level of customer satisfaction and return on investment.”

Reported previously, The Société nationale d’édition de documents administratifs et d’identification du Sénégal (SNEDAI) Zetes the contract to produce the Senegalese biometric visa earlier this year. Under the contract, Zetes has also been tasked with data consolidation and AFIS deduplication. The contract is set to last five years and will produce an estimated 300,000 visas each year.

Zetes also recently announced a fifteen-year contract to manufacture biometric passports for Senegal’s nearby neighbor, The Gambia. According to the company, it is estimated that forty thousand passports will be produced each year under the subcontracting contract, shared with Africard. The first passports are expected to be delivered in December 2013.

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