Motorola wins biometric passport and visa solution contract in Norway
Nordic Business Report-December 5, 2006-Motorola wins biometric passport and visa solution contract in Norway
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US-based telecomms solutions provider Motorola Inc (NYSE: MOT) said on Tuesday (5 December) that it has signed a contract with Norways Ministry of Foreign Affairs (UD) and the National Police Computing and Material Service (PDMT) to provide for the collection and verification of biometric data for Norwegian passports, visas and other travel documents.
The Motorola solution for Norway will be one of the first in Europe that follows European Union standards for passport and visa application systems to include fingerprints, 2D face and signature capture, to ensure data integrity and security by enabling several sources of identification versus just one.
Motorola will supply approximately 700 fixed enrolment stations for use in Norway and a further 100 portable versions for use in Norwegian embassies and other enrolment centres around the world.
Fingerprint capture will be capable of supporting 1,000 pixels per inch (PPI) images, as well as the more common 500 PPI.
Motorola will also provide additional software for biometric capture to guide applicants through the enrolment process, including local language versions for the portable units.
The Identity Management and Security Solutions from Motorola capture, manage and protect travel-related biometric data in line with International Civilian Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standards.
Motorola is a Fortune 100 company which reported sales of USD35.3bn in 2005. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
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