Gemalto Achieves 25 million Milestone for e-Driver’s Licenses Delivered to India

Gemalto Achieves 25 million Milestone for e-Driver’s Licenses Delivered to India

Cartes & IDentification, Paris, France – Nov 7, 2012 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces that it has delivered over 25 million e-Driver’s Licenses and Vehicle Registration Certificates to India. Gemalto has been providing these Sealys secure e-documents to multiple states across India since 2003.

The Sealys smart card solution combines with the automation of business processes at decentralized regional transport offices and state level transport registers. This enables the Indian government to consolidate driver and vehicle registration information across the population in a central repository, improving the administrative efficiency of the transport authority and other government departments.

The secure e-documents contain a microprocessor that securely stores the driver or vehicle’s data. The e-Driver’s License enables on-the-fly verification of driving credentials by authorities and prevents identity theft. The Vehicle Registration Certificate contains statutory data about the vehicle, such as its registration, owner, insurance and pollution control certificate. The smart card technology also helps the government handle interstate vehicle movement, resulting in improved service access and quality of service to drivers.

“This milestone reaffirms Gemalto’s commitment to India, our local expertise and high level of quality and service in the domain of secure documents,” said Ng Fook Seng, Asia Senior Vice-President of the Security Business Unit at Gemalto. “We look forward to furthering this long term relation to provide secure e-documents for all of India’s drivers and vehicle owners.”

The e-Driver’s License and Vehicle Registration Certificates in India utilizes the Smart Card Operating System for Transport Applications (SCOSTA) standard. Together with the Indian government and industry, Gemalto played a key role in defining the standard.

Gemalto has over 17 years of experience serving the Indian market and has played a significant role in various national and private projects. Secure solutions for mobile financial services, smart banking cards used for EMV and advanced PKI cards for logical access to IT and cloud services together with identity verification are some of the solutions deployed by Gemalto in India. With its global technological leadership and expertise in the security requirements of fast-developing economies, Gemalto is ideally placed to meet the digital security needs of the Indian government, corporations and citizens.

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2011 annual revenues of €2 billion and more than 10,000 employees operating out of 74 offices and 14 Research & Development centers, located in 43 countries.

We are at the heart of the rapidly evolving digital society. Billions of people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain and work–anytime, everywhere–in ways that are enjoyable and safe. 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 (M2M) applications.

Gemalto develops secure embedded software and secure products which we design and personalize. Our platforms and services manage these secure products, the confidential data they contain and the trusted end-user services they enable. Our innovations offer more ways for our clients to enhance the convenience and security of people’s digital lives.

Gemalto thrives with the growing number of people using its solutions to interact with the digital and wireless world.

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