Panama opts for OTI
Panama’s Ministry of Public Security has awarded On Track Innovations (OTI) a contract for the supply, design, installation and integration of systems to monitor and improve immigration verification processes and overall immigration flow.
OTI says it expects to achieve revenues of approximately US$6.9 million, with the potential for additional revenue in future years from follow-on contracts.
The contract provides for the supply of OTI’s immigration solution, based on its proprietary eID Magna platform. The solution includes data enrolment and issuing stations, as well as individual means to verify identity tied to the Biometric Automatic Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS).
“We are happy to expand our footprint in Latin America to support Panama’s efforts to improve identity verification at their borders,” says Oded Bashan, chairman and CEO of OTI. “By deploying our solution, Panama is taking firm control of immigration security and identity to diminish the substantial risks and costs of illegal immigration and identity theft.”
According to the company, its Magna modular platform enables short implementation time frames and seamless integration with a country’s existing border control system. It also provides external interfaces to a digital Certificate Authority for signature verification. The system is compliant with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards and offers a migration path to additional eGovernment applications and eID documents such as national IDs, voter IDs and driving licences.