Reston, Virginia, October 19, 2010—Daon, the award-winning global provider of identity assurance software and services announced today that New Zealand has joined the growing number of countries around the world who have chosen Daon software for identity management. Daon's software and services have been selected for use by the New Zealand Department of Labour to support the Immigration Biometrics Evaluation contract, which will collect, store and match finger and face biometric data using fixed, portable and handheld biometric capture stations.
The key business processes which will be evaluated for biometric use include visa processing and border control. Chosen from among 11 bidders, Daon commenced work on August 23 and will deliver the project in four phases during the contract term. The technologies being evaluated during the trial include leading biometric acquisition devices, fraud investigation tools, handheld devices, and various forms of authentication.
Daon provides a centralized platform and client biometric infrastructure for a variety of uses including employee credentialing, government benefits programs, trusted identity services, border management, national ID, airport e-gate systems and immigration control. Daon's innovative Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) software, industry recognized expertise and large scale program experience enables the delivery of solutions that reduce risk, schedule and cost.
Commenting on this contract award, Daon's CEO, Tom Grissen said, "We are gratified that the New Zealand government has recognized our vast experience in biometric and identity technologies and has chosen to tap that expertise for this important trial. Our commitment is to the success of our customers and their mission. Daon's software and our personnel have been proven around the world, and we are happy to bring to bear these resources for the Department of Labour trial in order to help them meet their goals."
Daon is a leading provider of identity assurance software products focused on meeting the needs of governments and commercial organizations worldwide. Daon supports customers and system integrators in building enterprise solutions requiring the highest level of security, performance, scalability, reliability and privacy. Daon's COTS products are scalable, flexible and proven in the most challenging real-world environments and have been selected to secure more than 700 million identities around the globe. The Daon product suite covers every aspect of identity management from pre-enrollment and identity proofing to enrollment, multimodal capture, adjudication, credentialing and provisioning; and provides a technology agnostic approach which gives leverage to the customer. Daon's offices are located in Washington DC, New York, Canberra, Singapore, London and Dublin.
Cheryl W. Waldrup
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