Following hot on the heels of LaserCard’s announcement with the Hungarian Public Transportation Authority, the company has confirmed it has won an US$11 million follow-on purchase order in Angola. Under the terms of the deal, LaserCard will supply the Angolan government with US$8.8 million of optical security media cards and US$2.2 million of integrated card personalisation systems and consumables for the country’s new national ID programme.
This is a follow-on order in addition to the US$11.6 million order for cards and systems announced in October 2008. In July 2009, LaserCard began production and initial shipment of cards under the earlier order to meet the official launch of the advanced credential programme in October, when the country’s citizens began to receive cards.
Deliveries of cards under the new order are scheduled to begin in February 2010 and to be completed by August 2010. The cards, which are being issued as secure ID credentials to adult citizens nationwide, store personal and biometric identification information. Delivery of the integrated personalisation systems and related consumables will be completed during the company’s fourth fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2010.