ID innovations in world debut

Digital Identification Solutions has chosen GITEX Technology Week for the world launch of 10 new product innovations in its range of EDISecure identification solutions.

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By  Daniel Stanton Published  September 9, 2007

Digital Identification Solutions has chosen GITEX Technology Week for the world launch of 10 new product innovations in its range of EDISecure identification solutions.

Gerd Schaefer, CEO of Digital Identification Solutions, says: "GITEX Technology Week is the third-largest IT exhibition in the world and it is the best platform for us to launch these 10 new product innovations.

"We have a tremendous install base here in the Gulf. There are more of our systems installed per capita in the UAE than in any other country in the world."

The company produces secure identification cards for many corporations and government departments in the region.

"We have products from entry level for corporates, all the way up to government installations with ultra high security," explains Schaefer.

Digital Identification Solutions provides the technology used to produce immigration cards, driving licences and health cards for several Middle East government departments, including the Royal Oman Police.

The cards can contain information that is invisible to the naked eye but shows up under ultra-violet light - for example, a signature or a photograph of the holder.

"Our strength is our software," says V. Gopalakrishnan, regional general manager for Digital Identification Systems. "We have a presence with high-volume issuers, scaling down to entry level with the same scaleable system."

The system has certainly been tested with high volumes - it is currently being used in Indonesia to produce 2.4 million biometric passports per year, each of which holds data such as fingerprints.

The software is available in nine languages, including Arabic, and Arabic language technical support is also available.

Gopalakrishnan says: "This region shows a lot of willingness to adapt to new technology. People here have always shown their knowledge and acceptance of new technology."

Digital Identification Solutions has recently had to upgrade its regional workforce and boost the logistics at its Dubai operation to cope with demand. Schaefer points out that it has seen a 25-30% growth rate in demand in the region in recent years.

The company is expanding its network of trading partners, and if demand for its services continues to increase, it is likely to increase its workforce and logistical operation even further.

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