Ghana introduces instant issuance of eIDs

Ghana’s National Identification Authority (NIA) has begun the first nationwide instant issuance of eIDs in West Africa. The new “GhanaCard” meets all international requirements for identity documents, such as chip-embedded technology and biometric capabilities. Identity Management Systems is the prime contractor for the Ghana National ID project. Along with Entrust Datacard, the other subcontractors for the project include Intelligent Card Production Systems, X-Infotech, Dermalog, Cryptovision, Smart Packaging Solutions, NXP Semiconductors and IDFG. “Identity Management Systems designed a custom solution that

DERMALOG ID checking software receives German government certification

DERMALOG has announced that its ePassport MRTDAPI electronic ID inspection software has been certified by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) according to the “TR-03105” guideline. The BSI confirms with the certification that the software functions reliably and complies with the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). ePassport MRTDAPI verifies the authenticity of data stored on chips in eID systems, such as fingerprints or portrait photos, and uses security mechanisms including Extended Access Control (EAC) to

DERMALOG showcasing latest multi-biometrics technology at Trustech

DERMALOG is showcasing its latest multi-biometrics technology at this week’s Trustech in Cannes. The German biometrics solutions provider has developed an Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) that simultaneously compares finger, face and eye data for maximum accuracy. DERMALOG recently received a German Business Award 2017 for its ABIS. “Multi-biometrics, the combination of two or more biometric characteristics, is currently on the rise,” explained Günther Mull, CEO of DERMALOG. “With its ABIS, DERMALOG positions itself as an innovation leader and offers

Dermalog develops biometric multi-purpose card for Maldives citizens

Maldives Immigration has introduced a new multi-purpose biometric ‘Passport Card’ that can be used as a passport, for payments, a national ID card, a driver’s license, a health card, and an insurance card. Containing a combination of a dual-interface chip for contactless and contact card reading, the biometric card and system is developed by Dermalog and Maldives Immigration. “This is why the cards also contain 10 fingerprints for secure verification,” Gunther Mull, the CEO of Dermalog, said. “Together with Maldives

Dermalog CEO wins Business Worldwide Magazine award

Dermalog announced that CEO Günther Mull has been recognized as ‘Best CEO-Biometrics Systems Industry’ award at Business Worldwide Magazine (BWM) 2017 CEO Awards. The awards celebrate the exceptional leaders of successful organizations around the world. For 25 years, Dermalog has been developing biometric security solutions for access and data security, authorization and authentication services as well as mobile security for law enforcement, civil governmental agencies like national registration, voter and driver registrations, health agencies and security agencies. The company’s biometric

Laxton Group to supply biometric voter registration kits for Zimbabwe elections

Laxton Group has been awarded a US$3.9 million contract from the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to supply Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kits for registering voters in advance of the 2018 general elections, according to a report by VOA Zimbabwe. The move comes more than a month after the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) completed field tests of biometric voter registration (BVR) kits from the two companies bidding for the contract ahead of next year’s elections and is set to present the

Dermalog iris solution achieves more than 8.5 million matches per second

Dermalog announced that its iris recognition solution has achieved a speed of more than 8.5 million matches per second on a single blade including 40 CPU-cores and has been certified by independant testing, auditing and certification firm SGS-TÜV Saar. According to a company statement, the German biometrics firm and system integrator emphasized that its solution “is made for using with large-scale data sets” such as registration, verification and identification in “large installations like national ID databases, customs authorities and border

Zimbabwe completes testing of biometric voter registration kits

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has completed field tests of biometric voter registration (BVR) kits from the two companies bidding for the contract ahead of next year’s elections and is set to present the evaluation report to the State Procurement Board (SPB). Laxton Group from China and Dermalog Identification Systems of Germany supplied the BVR kits that were being tested. The SPB will make a determination on which company would supply the kits for voter registration ahead of the 2018

Maldives acknowledged for biometric passports and border control system

Maldives Immigration has been acknowledged with the international IAIR Award for its epassport and egates system, which was supplied by German biometrics firm DERMALOG. The IAIR award was given to government officials from Maldives Immigration during an official award ceremony held last week in Milan, Italy. With 27 advanced security features, the Maldives epassport is one of the most secure and world leading security documents today. Furthermore, the new Maldives epassport has a highly secure polycarbonate data page with laser

DERMALOG demonstrates biometric solutions for German Chancellor, Japan PM

German biometrics firm DERMALOG demonstrated its fingerprint, face and iris recognition solutions as well as its multi-biometrics system for German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at last week’s CeBIT 2017. Since this year’s CeBIT partner country was Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe accompanied Chancellor Merkel to the demonstration, where DERMALOG founder and CEO Günther Mull presented the latest fingerprint scanners and “liveness detection” technology to the state guests. The visitors were also able to see