Gemalto Delivers Enrolment Solution for Benin’s Upcoming Presidential Elections

Gemalto Delivers Enrolment Solution for Benin’s Upcoming Presidential Elections

Over 3,200 mobile biometric enrolment stations delivered in two months

Amsterdam, Oct 4, 2010–Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, today announced that its Coesys enrolment solution has been selected to manage the secure biometric registration of voters in the Republic of Benin. The program, which targets all voting citizens, expects over six million people to be enrolled, for the March 2011 presidential elections.

The Gemalto solution comprises over 3,200 Coesys mobile enrolment stations, which were delivered in two months, and the related software to capture citizens’ demographic data, fingerprints and digital photograph, directly in the field. Gemalto also provides the software for national data consolidation, training services, technical assistance and fulfillment.

Coesys mobile enrolment station is an all-in-one solution which features all biometric data capture devices contained in a robust and easy-to-transport field-case. This mobile solution makes it convenient for officers to go to the applicant and reach out to large numbers of citizens very quickly, sparing them the need to travel long distances to enroll.

“As a technology, solution and service provider, Gemalto is thrilled to be associated with the latest national programs,” commented Jacques Seneca, Executive Vice President, Gemalto. “The enrolment phase is a critical step in building a national voters’ register that is reliable and secure and our digital security expertise can make a real life improvement for governments and citizens alike.”

This success reinforces Gemalto’s presence in the African continent where the company has already deployed close to 10 governments programs, notably in Algeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, Morocco, South Africa and Tunisia.

Additional information on Coesys mobile enrolment station
The Coesys mobile enrolment unit is an integrated stand-alone registration solution. It is a complete and fully operational system which incorporates all elements necessary for mobile enrolment campaigns including camera, fingerprinting scanner, printer, laptop and the associated software. An optional external battery has up to eight hours of service. Different power supply means such as a power generator or solar panels are also implemented. The protective case is shock, water and dust resistant.

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2009 annual revenues of €1.65 billion, and over 10 thousand employees operating out of 75 offices, with research and service centers in 41 countries.

Gemalto is at the heart of our evolving digital society. The freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain, and work–anytime, anywhere–has become an integral part of what people want and expect, in ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure.

Gemalto delivers on the growing demands of billions of people worldwide for mobile connectivity, identity and data protection, credit card safety, health and transportation services, e-government and national security. We do this by supplying to governments, wireless operators, banks and enterprises a wide range of secure personal devices, such as subscriber identification modules (SIM) in mobile phones, smart banking cards, electronic passports, and USB tokens for online identity protection. To complete the solution we also provide software, systems and services to help our customers achieve their goals.

As the use of Gemalto’s software and secure devices increases with the number of people interacting in the digital and wireless world, the company is poised to thrive over the coming years.

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