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SuperCom to implement biometric visa, e-passport, and e-gate national security systems for “fast-growing country”


SuperCom announced it has implemented a high-scale national security e-government contract, which consists of a biometric visa, e-gate, e-passport and resident identification system, for an undisclosed country with a “fast-growing economy”.

The biometric visa is a decentralized range of biometric enrollment visa systems in embassies around globe, which will greatly reduce the processing time to issue a visa to just a few hours.

The overall impact will bring an abundance of foreign expertise and knowledge into the country while identifying and eliminating security threats to the nation, increasing the country’s economy by two-fold.

The biometric e-gate for border control is a system installed at all the country’s entry and exit points, air, sea and land, which boosts the national security at the immigration control, increases time efficiency and reduces costs.

The biometric e-passport system comprises of biometric enrollment stations that are used with a central issuance line of high security e-passports in compliance with the international standards of ICAO.

And finally, the biometric resident identification system that uses biometric enrollment stations in combination with a central issuance line of a high security resident ID cards, which are also comply with the international standards of ICAO.

Current analyst reports show that the applicable market for border control e-gates systems alone is projected to continue growing at a rate of 20% per year to over $750 million by 2018, while the national e-ID global revenue is projected to reach $11 billion by 2016.

“With heightened global security needs and ongoing demand to maintain strong economic growth, nations around the world are looking for partners to help them tighten control while enabling high information flow to and from the global economy,” said Arie Trabelsi, president and CEO of SuperCom. “This is not an easy endeavor, and we are always pleased to see another nation lay immense trust in us and our full turn-key solution, which we have successfully deployed in many other countries in the past.

We remain very confident as we see growing demand for national security solutions for biometric visa, e-ID, e-passport and e-Gate, and I am very proud of our team as it continues to effectively outperform our business plan.”

Previously reported, SuperCom will be presenting its e-government, mobile payment and mobile money solutions at the payment, identification and mobility conference Cartes Secure Connexions 2014 in Paris on November 4-6.

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