Denmark signs border control agreement

27/08/14

The Danish Government has awarded the consortium of Biometric Solutions and Vision-Box a four-year framework agreement for the procurement of biometric-based solutions and components for both enrolment and automated border control. Under this agreement the consortium will deliver biometric equipment and related services to, among others, the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).

According to Vision-Box, the Danish Government aims to use the agreement to improve processes related to citizen’s electronic identity. The biometric technology provided by the consortium will be used in several Ministries’ missions for Danish citizen and foreigners’ enrolment for passport, visa and residence permits.

The Danish Government will use Vision-Box’s portfolio of advanced Identity Management solutions. One of the key parts of the whole solution will be a portable biographic and biometric enrolment and verification solution, the vb e-pass portable, an all-in-one unit that collects a citizen’s face and fingerprint biometric data, as well as their digital signature. According to Vision-Box, the versatility and size of vb e-pass portable are the key drivers for multiple applications, including extra mobility in citizen identification and enrolment, and enhanced security checks across the country.

Biometric Solutions will contribute its enrolment portfolio, which is already deployed at Danish embassies and municipalities to enrol citizens in accordance with applicable rules and regulatory requirements.

“We look forward to working with the Danish Government, and our partner Biometric Solutions, to provide the best citizen experience ever. For that, we are committed to providing state-of-the-art technology, designed to offer more efficient and convenient services related to electronic Identity,” says Jean-François Lennon, director of Global Business Development, Sales & Marketing at Vision-Box.

Alex Ramskov Johannsen, CEO of Biometric Solutions says: “We are very happy that our collaboration with Vision-Box will help government institutions raise their service level for citizens around the world, while at the same time strengthening the security measures protecting citizens’ personal data.”

 

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