Cameroon tackles Identity Fraud with Gemalto’s Advanced eID Solution

Computing

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, September 7, 2016/ -- Gemalto, a leader in digital security, is supporting DGSN, the General Delegation for National Security in Cameroon, in tackling fraud and document counterfeiting with the deployment of Sealys Color in PC for polycarbonate eID cards, a first in Africa. This innovative approach consists in laser engraving high resolution color photos into the durable Sealys card body to provide Cameroon with the benefits of irrefutable proof of identity for its 20 million citizens. Gemalto also contributes to the country’s comprehensive identity modernization program with its Coesys enrolment solution, its personalization platform implementing color laser engraving technology and eID verification terminals.

Gemalto’s Sealys Color in PC eID offers DGSN significant security benefits compared to solutions that simply print photographs on the surface of a card. Furthermore, the tamper-proof image is combined with a digital copy of the card holder’s fingerprint stored within the embedded microprocessor. Additional levels of protection are provided by a series of visible and invisible document security features. The card body, which is entirely made of polycarbonate foils, guarantees a minimum ten year service life with outstanding resistance to extremes of temperature and mechanical stress.

Gemalto will enable DGSN to operate the fully integrated system autonomously via a comprehensive training, maintenance and knowledge transfer program. DGSN will therefore be in a position to take full responsibility for enrolling citizens and issuing personalized eID cards, then verifying eIDs on the terminals supplied.

Source: Company Press Release