Gemalto Awarded Contract for Algerian Epassports
Digital security provider Gemalto announced last week it it has been awarded with a contract to provide the Algerian governmental agency “Hôtel des Monnaies de la Banque d’Algérie” with its Sealys eCover for ePassports and embedded eTravel software.
The technology will go towards supporting the country’s ePassport program, as well as to increasing its production capacity.
In this program Gemalto’s technology is backed by its advanced production and delivery capabilities that will ensure rapid deployment of ePassports whilst significantly improving the overall traveling experience for Algerian citizens.
The embedded Sealys eTravel software is ICAO Common Criteria certified and achieves high speeds for both personalization and secure data access.
These solutions will help Hôtel des Monnaies de la Banque d’Algérie to improve personalization performance and cost reduction of ePassport issuance, while Gemalto’s Sealys eCovers meet the high durability and quality requirements of the Algerian program.
“We needed a reliable partner to ensure that the ePassports are delivered as quickly as possible to citizens throughout the country,” says the Hôtel des Monnaies de la Banque d’Algérie. “Gemalto has the global experience and service level, including redundancy production capabilities, to enable us to perform the smooth issuance of the documents in all phases of the program.”
“The worldwide conversion from paper identity documents to eDocuments is continuing and Gemalto expects that over 50 percent of passports in circulation in 2017 will embed a microprocessor,” says A. Bouzbib, senior vice president of government programs at Gemalto. “Algeria is following this worldwide trend and Gemalto’s global experiencewill allow the Algerian authorities to realize their goals within the shortest possible timeframe.”
Gemalto provides a range of digital security solutions for personal mobile services, payment security, authenticated cloud access, identity and privacy protection, eHealthcare and eGovernment efficiency, convenient ticketing and dependable machine-to-machine applications.
Earning an annual revenue of $3.7 billion in 2013, the company has more than 12,000 employees operating out of 85 offices and 25 research and software development centers, located in 44 countries.
Gemalto delivers on their expanding needs for personal mobile services, payment security, authenticated cloud access, identity and privacy protection, eHealthcare and eGovernment efficiency, convenient ticketing and dependable machine-to-machine applications.