Datacard Group has won a three-year contract to supply technology and services for the Yukon driver’s license and citizen ID programme.
Under the terms of the deal, Datacard will help the government securely issue more than 64,000 cards. It will provide secure image capture and enrolment, data management, card and security supplies, card personalisation and training.
“Datacard is helping Yukon officials address several complex challenges,” says Russell St. John, senior vice president of Global Marketing, Datacard. “Working with Datacard, the Yukon Government is modernising the program, adding digital imaging for the first time. Our solution enhances card and programme security, reducing the risk of fraud. We are also helping the government improve overall efficiency.”
The secure card stock, combined with personalisation technologies such as Datacard DuraGard Optigram laminate, level 1, 2 and 3 document security. According to the company, this technology allows the Yukon government to produce Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) and AAMVA compliant driver’s licenses and identification documents.
The Yukon government will manage enrolment and issuance via the Web and print cards centrally in the capital of Whitehorse.
Datacard says its branded solutions personalise more than half of all Canadian driver’s licenses. Overall, the company has worked with government agencies in more than 90 countries, providing secure identification solutions for more than 325 projects, including travel documents, national IDs, driver’s licenses, smart IDs and e-government applications.