Gemalto inks multi-year deal with SAAQ

11/12/14

Gemalto has signed a multi-year contract with La Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) to provide the new license for Quebec drivers.

According to Gemalto, the complete solution combines the Sealys Secure Document and the Coesys Issuance Solution that address the government’s goal of reinforcing the identity protection for driver’s license holders in Quebec. Gemalto also provides the full set-up and maintenance of SAAQ’s personalisation infrastructure. This allows the SAAQ to offer Quebec drivers a seamless and speedy renewal service when obtaining their new driver's license. 

Gemalto says its polycarbonate card replaces the traditional approach of printing graphic images and text onto the plastic card body to reduce document forgery. This additional layer of protection is based on advanced laser engraving techniques that embed the individual’s information into the card during the personalisation process. The benefit for Quebec’s drivers is twofold:  a more secure form of identity in addition to an extended duration of the driver’s license.  

"With one of the largest security teams and more than 120 years of experience, Gemalto is well-positioned to provide advanced card personalisation solutions in addition to the issuance of secure documents,” says Neville Pattinson, senior vice president of Government Programs for North America at Gemalto. "With this combination, we are able to fuse together the security features present in the card with the data and images applied during personalisation and greatly reduce the ability to tamper or forge the document.”

 

 

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Gemalto inks multi-year deal with SAAQ
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