Gemalto, a provider of digital security, announced that its enrollment solution has been selected to manage the secure biometric registration of voters in the Republic of Benin. The program, which targets all voting citizens, expects more than six million people to be enrolled, for the March 2011 presidential elections.
The Gemalto solution comprises more than 3,200 mobile enrollment stations, which were delivered in two months, and the related software to capture citizens' demographic data, fingerprints and digital photograph, directly in the field. Gemalto provides the software for national data consolidation, training services, technical assistance and fulfillment.
The mobile enrollment station is a solution which features all biometric data capture devices contained in an easy-to-transport field-case. This mobile solution makes it convenient for officers to go to the applicant and reach out to large numbers of citizens very quickly, sparing them the need to travel long distances to enroll.
This success reinforces Gemalto's presence in the African continent where the company has already deployed close to 10 governments programs, notably in Algeria, Cote d'Ivoire, Gabon, Morocco, South Africa and Tunisia.