OTI Awarded $2 Million Contract to Upgrade Permanent Voter Registry Biometric Voter Cards
On Track Innovations Ltd, (OTI) (Nasdaq: OTIV), a global leader in contactless
microprocessor-based smart card solutions for homeland security, payments,
petroleum payments, eID Systems and other applications, announced today
that it has signed a contract with the Electoral Commission of an African
Country to implement the upgrade of the Country's Permanent Voter Registry,
including new biometric-based voter cards. The value of the initial
contract is over $2 million, with more than $1 Million expected to be
realized in 2008.
The project's objectives are to verify the voter identity, detect and
avoid double registration attempts, and issue a new Voter ID card bearing
advanced security features, which will be used in the next elections. The
system will ensure "one person - one vote".
As part of the contract, OTI will supply its end-to-end solution, based
on its proprietary state-of-the-art Voter ID Registry Magna(TM) platform.
OTI's Voter ID system provides advanced software for electorate management,
a candidate management system, objections & appeals handling and provides
secure biometric voter ID cards to all of the country's eligible citizens.
OTI will also provide mobile enrollment stations, and will incorporate a
biometric Automatic Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS).
OTI's solution supports both online and offline communication, thereby
allowing every citizen, from cities to rural areas to vote, regardless of
the area's communication infrastructure. The solution is designed to
provide maximum accuracy and security while being user friendly. Oded
Bashan, Chairman and CEO of OTI, stated, "OTI's Magna(TM) system
demonstrates our breadth of solutions, as our voter ID card is a natural
extension of national ID cards and electronic passports. OTI's end-to-end
Magna (TM) based solution, complemented by the company's knowledge and
experience, allows countries to access a quick and cost effective path to
implement secured identification and verification needs, regardless of the
country's size and telecommunication infrastructure."
Mr. Bashan continued, "This project is another example of OTI's
successful integration of complementary technologies, products and
capabilities with those we acquired from SuperCom 18 months ago."
Established in 1990, OTI (NASDAQ-GM: OTIV) designs, develops and
markets secure contactless microprocessor-based smart card technology to
address the needs of a wide variety of markets. Applications developed by
OTI include product solutions for petroleum payment systems, homeland
security solutions, electronic passports and IDs, payments, mass transit
ticketing, parking, loyalty programs and secure campuses. OTI has a global
network of regional offices to market and support its products. The company
was awarded the Frost & Sullivan 2005 and 2006 Company of the Year Award in
the field of smart cards.
For more information on OTI, visit http://www.otiglobal.com,