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Precise Biometrics wins US Department of Defense contract


Precise Biometrics has won a contract from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) within the U.S. Department of Defense to implement the Tactivo smart card readers system for iPhone and iPad.

The contract value is a minimum of $120,000 to a maximum of $3,100,000 over a base period of one year with another two optional years.

The DLA plans to expand its user base of a mobility solution with Tactivo that provides secure e-mail and browsing capabilities on iPhone and iPad. The solution is based on the existing common access card (CAC) infrastructure and adds to the overall usability of the long standing smart card system. The current user base is 5,500 users and the DLA anticipates expansion of an additional 13,000 users.

Tactivo is a product portfolio of smart card readers for smartphones and tablets. Tactivo enables convenient and secure mobility for organizations using smart cards to log on to IT systems, thereby contributing to a more efficient and better work environment, increased information security and reduced costs in the business. Tactivo supports multiple card standards such as CAC and PIV.

“We are delighted that the Defense Logistics Agency has decided to expand its user base and make a major implementation of Tactivo,” says Håkan Persson, CEO of Precise Biometrics. “The solution makes it possible to take advantage of existing PIV/CAC infrastructure as it is today, and go mobile while ensuring a high level of security. There are a wide range of mobility solutions with Tactivo available today, and we believe this major implementation will further increase the interest in going mobile with Tactivo.”

The first order in the framework agreement has been placed through a Precise Biometrics’ channel partner.

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