LaserCard Corporation, Mountain View, Calif., a provider of secure ID solutions, announced receipt of an order for approximately $8.6 million for optical security media cards to be issued under the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Permanent Resident Card (“Green Card”) program. Delivery is scheduled for completion in August 2011.
“The U.S. Green Card has set new standards in security and functionality for government programs worldwide,” said Robert DeVincenzi, president of LaserCard Corporation. “It is the world’s first implementation of optical security media for visual and data security and an RFID tag for accelerated border crossing, and it incorporates a host of security innovations.”
The U.S. Green Card has been recognized by U.S. forensic experts as “effectively putting mass counterfeiters out of business” and the new card was judged the world’s leading government ID card in terms of technology and user utility in a July, 2010 report by analyst firm Frost & Sullivan. “The specification of LaserCard’s optical security media for this high profile and critical application is evidence of the company’s innovative technical leadership in the secure credential arena,” said Denis Hébert, president and chief executive officer of HID Global, which recently completed the acquisition of LaserCard. “It is a key component of the compelling advantages we will jointly offer as a single source of complete e-Identity solutions.”
For information, visit www.lasercard.com or www.hidglobal.com.