OTI's technology to be incorporated in China ID Project
Israel’s On Track Innovations (OTI) has entered into an agreement with a Chinese company, one of the providers selected by the Chinese Ministry of Public Security, to provide its contactless smart card technology for use in the China National ID project. OTI received an initial order for the engineering of the new products.
The China National ID project is planned to replace the laminated paper ID cards and manual checkpoints systems which have been utilized for the past 20 years and are currently being used by the residents of each province of the country.
Over 850 million people, who are at the age of 18 and over, are expected to use the new ID system through thousands of interfacing points. The new system with contactless platform will enable higher efficiency and reduce fraud and counterfeiting substantially.
Under the agreement, OTI will supply to the Chinese company its patented contactless microprocessor technology to enable production of contactless ID cards. A prototype is expected during 2003.
Established in 1990, OTI designs and develops contactless microprocessor-based smart card technology to address the needs of a wide variety of markets. Applications developed by OTI include product solutions for mass transit, parking, gas management systems, loyalty schemes, ID and secure campuses. — (menareport.com)
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