More cards for Saudi Arabia
HID Global has confirmed that Saudi Arabia has increased its requirements for national ID cards based on the company’s LaserCard optical security media (OSM) technology. The multiple technology smart cards are issued to Saudi citizens for identification, eGovernment, and regional travel purposes.
“The Saudi Arabia programme is a leading example of how a single card that integrates multiple technologies can deliver world-class protection and functionality,” says Uwe Ludwig, LaserCard’s vice president of sales in EMEA. “After six years, we are proud that the programme continues to provide security and law enforcement authorities with a key asset in preventing counterfeiting and fraudulent use of vital documents.”
Saudi Arabia’s national ID card contains high resolution and multi-colour security offset printing, including covert features and special links. In addition, the card features two machine-readable technologies: optical security media and an IC chip.