|NATO Summit uses
Oberthur Card Systems smart card-based ID system
The Ministry of Defense Republic of Latvia
December 12 2006
Oberthur Card Systems provided an end-to-end solution from design
to implementation for the recently concluded NATO Summit in Riga,
Latvia. The authentication solution included software, readers and
personalized access cards ensuring that only authorized personnel were
able to enter the two-day affair.
Los Angeles -- The Ministry of Defense Republic of Latvia selected
Oberthur Card Systems to deliver an end-to-end smart card-based
identity verification system for the NATO Summit, which took place on
November 28-29, 2006 in Riga. This system ensured that only authorized
personnel were able to enter the NATO summit during the event.
Card Systems has a proven track record in government ID programs
throughout the world. Thanks to this new contract, the group's
expertise was highly visible for the organizers and attendees of the
Summit. The system was a clear demonstration that the ultimate ID
security can remain convenient for users.
Under this contract, Oberthur Card Systems provided an end-to-end
solution from design to implementation. The authentication solution
included software, readers and personalized access cards.
Ilmars Sepko, Chief of Identification Cell, NATO Summit Task Force,
MoD Republic of Latvia, said: "I would like to thank Oberthur Card
Systems for the excellent partnership provided to implement the Riga
NATO Summit 2006 identification system. It was a great challenge for
all parties involved in this project and thanks to Oberthur Card
Systems' expertise, it went very well."
About Oberthur Card Systems
With sales of 500.8 million Euros in 2005, Oberthur Card Systems is
one of the world's leading providers of card-based solutions, software
and applications including SIM and multi-application smart cards as
well as services ranging from consulting to personalization. For more
information, visit www.oberthurcs.com.