European smart card developer outfits Oman
France’s biometrics developer Sagem and Luxumbourg’s smart card provider Gemplus have signed a cooperation agreement to jointly pursue development for secure identity solutions. The cooperation derives from a recent joint national identity customer win in Oman, where 1.5 million biometrics-enabled smart cards are to be issued to the local population by the end of 2003.
Smart card-based biometric recognition in the identity segment is expected to experience rapid growth in the future. This cooperation agreement will enable Gemplus and Sagem to benefit fully from the proven complementarities of each other's technologies, and their combined know-how and experience in the field of secure identity projects. — (menareport.com)
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