Gemalto teams with Veridos for Macao deal


Gemalto has announced it is partnering with Veridos, a German company specialised in identity solutions, to supply contactless eID cards to the Macao Special Administrative Region Government (Macao SAR Government). Under the collaboration, Gemalto is the subcontractor responsible for providing the physical cards, enhanced with security features and seamlessly inc?orporating Veridos’ operating system software solution.

According to Gemalto, the new Macao eID cards are effective at mitigating fraud and counterfeiting activities. They are made from tamper-proof polycarbonate material, and incorporate two security ID features from Gemalto: Window Lock and True Vision. These allow the authorities to verify the cards’ authenticity with the naked eye and under a UV light. 

Gemalto says: “Macao is one of the world's top 20 tourist destinations. In addition to its own population of 600,000, Macao attracts an average of 2.5 million international visitors each month. This places a greater emphasis on identity management and enforcement, which has become a major challenge for all governments. With the widespread proliferation of internet connectivity and mobile devices globally, identity fraud and theft have been on the rise and need addressing urgently.” 

“We originally started a strong partnership with Veridos and Trüb back in 2013. Since Gemalto incorporated Trüb, this cooperation has been extended accordingly,” says Elsie U Ao Ieong, director, Identification Services Bureau, Macao SAR Government. “We are confident that our concerted expertise and efforts will give Macao the technological edge in identity card security.”

“Using the contactless eID cards, Macao citizens can now enjoy a secure and hassle-free ‘tap and go’ experience, thanks to the high security features, tamper-proof ID design, and contactless capability,” says Fernando Dal Zotto, senior vice president of Government Programs at Gemalto.


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