Lebanon issuing biometric driver’s licenses with Vision-Box technology

The Traffic, Trucks, and Vehicles Management Authority of Lebanon has begun issuing new biometric driving licenses leveraging automated biometric identity enrolment infrastructure provided by Vision-Box, in partnership with local company Inkript.

Vision-Box has supplied 25 vb e-pass desktops to equip select service centers nationwide to improve the functionality, efficiency, and security levels of the application and enrollment process for the new licenses, according to the announcement.

“Vision-Box is pleased to contribute to the facilitation of the Lebanese driver license application process, while strengthening the security and efficiency vectors,” states Vision-Box CEO Miguel Leitmann. “Adopting a modern and more secure biometric identification process is sure to raise the public’s level of trust in the system and strengthens our vision of advancing personal identity security to all citizens.”

The vb e-pass desktop integrates biometric and biographical data, and captures face and fingerprint images in less than 30 seconds, with automated height and lighting adjustments, the company says, and adheres to all international ICAO and NIST standards.

All biometric data and personal information is stored in encrypted form on the license’s electronic chip, increasing trust in the identity document, while protecting citizen’s personal data.

The Philippines recently launched biometric driver’s licenses, and announced in December it is issuing 500,000 of them per month.

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