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Dermalog seeking more biometric ID and security deals in the Philippines


Dermalog Identification Systems GmbH is seeking more opportunities in the Philippines’ identification and security sectors after providing biometric-enabled drivers’ license cards for the country, according to a report by Business Mirror.

“We have helped to shape the world of security through our innovations, and we see many areas where the Philippines can benefit from our technology,” Dermalog CEO Gunther Mull said. “From border control systems to e-passports and ID cards, we are ready to support the government.”

The company currently supplies the license cards to the Philippines’ Land Transportation Office (LTO), as well as serves as a contractor for the automatic fingerprint identification system at the regulator.

Dermalog secured the P830-million (US$16.3 million) contract to provide the transportation sector’s need for advanced license cards, which are now valid for five years.

The drivers’ license cards, which include 32 security features, are embedded with the cardholder’s biometric information (fingerprints, a compressed photograph and demographic data) in a two-dimensional barcode. The card also has six Guilloche and 11 holographic security features, among others.

Gunther is optimistic about the future of its Philippine operations, revealing that the company has already established an office in Makati City.

In addition to its Philippine deals, Dermalog has several other projects including large-scale government installations in Germany and in 25 other European countries.

The company also has implemented new biometric border control systems and ID systems in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Brunei Danissalam, and in several other Asian countries.

Earlier this year, 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 independent testing.

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