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Danish agreement

The Danish Government has awarded the consortium of Biometric Solutions and Vision-Box with a four-year framework agreement on the procurement of biometric products and components for Enrollment and Automated Border Control. The consortium will deliver biometric equipment and related services to, among others, the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).

The Danish Government says that it intends to improve processes related to citizen’s electronic identity. The biometrics will be used in several Ministries’ missions for Danish citizen and foreigners’ enrollment for passport, visa and residence permits.

According to the Portuguese firm Vision-Box, one of the key parts of the whole solution will be a portable biographic and biometric enrolment and verification product, the vb e-pass portable, described as an all-in-one unit that collects a citizen’s face and fingerprint biometric data, as well as their digital signature. The makers claim this offers extra mobility in citizen identification and enrollment, and security checks across the country. The partner, Biometric Solutions, will contribute with its enrolment products, already deployed at Danish embassies and municipalities to enroll citizens.

Jean-François Lennon, Director of Global Business Development, Sales and Marketing at Vision-Box, says: “We look forward to working with the Danish Government, and our partner Biometric Solutions, to provide the best citizen experience ever. For that, we are committed to providing state-of-the-art technology, designed to offer more efficient and convenient services related to Electronic Identity.” And Alex Ramskov Johannsen, CEO of Biometric Solutions, says: “We are very happy that our collaboration with Vision-Box will help government institutions raise their service level for citizens around the world, while at the same time strengthening the security measures protecting citizens’ personal data.”



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