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Tanzanian Passport Wins Award at HSP Europe, Showcasing HID Global’s Citizen ID Solutions

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HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity
solutions, today announced that the new Tanzania e-Passport, designed
and delivered by HID Global and partners, has been honored with a major
award at the High Security Printing conference in Europe this week.

The award win is part of the Tanzania e-Immigration program being widely
recognized as one that is transforming the immigration system of this
African nation. Tanzania moved from a traditional MRP booklet to a
complete e-Immigration system – and it did it in record time. In just
four months, Tanzania transitioned from awarding the contract to HID
Global and its partners, Smurfit Kappa Security Concepts (previously
DLRS Group Security Concepts), Absolute Graphics and Softnet, to

The Tanzanian e-Passport is a state-of-the-art document that features a
polycarbonate datapage. The design of the booklet captures local themes
and cultures across the visa pages, datapage and end papers, helping to
generate a sense of national pride in the passport holder.

“The success of the Tanzanian e-Immigration program started with a
vision by the country’s leaders to work with best-in-class solution
providers, and we are honored that HID Global was selected based on our
proven leadership in citizen ID programs,” said Steve Warne, Senior
Director, Product Marketing, Citizen ID business with HID Global
“The award for the Tanzanian e-Passport reflects on the team effort that
it took from forward-thinking government officials, to our partners, to
our internal HID team. Tanzania’s e-Passport is being recognized as a
breakthrough example of a next-generation citizen ID.”

Since early 2018, HID Global has been Tanzania’s primary supplier of an
end-to-end solution for issuing e-Passports with advanced physical and
electronic security features, automated verification capabilities and,
importantly, a contactless chip embedded in the polycarbonate datapage.

The country now has a single citizen identification system that spans
the entire identity journey from data capture to issuance and can be
used to support e-Passports, e-Visas, e-Permits and other physical
electronic documents. The solution is also “future ready,” anticipating
the requirements of the next generation of identities.

HID’s solutions can be found in sixty percent of all government-issued
electronic identity projects around the world. As a solutions provider,
HID is delivering complete, end-to-end system solutions that meet
governmental requirements for national ID, e-Passport, foreign resident
ID, driver license, vehicle registration and other programs.

To learn more about the HID Global’s citizen identification offerings,
please click here.

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About Smurfit Kappa Security Concepts

Smurfit Kappa Security Concepts (previously (DLRS Group Security
Concepts) is Ireland’s leading security printer. Established since 1976,
the company has a production facility in the Republic of Ireland
servicing the needs of major financial and government bodies. Smurfit
Kappa Security Concerts is wholly owned by Smurfit Kappa Group and is
the market leader in security printed products, with over 25 years’
experience in passport manufacture and design. The company’s reputation
for quality and service is matched only by its reputation for unrivalled
integrity, developed through working closely with governments for over
30 years. Smurfit Kappa Security Concepts is accredited to ISO9001:2015
the quality standard, ISO14001:2015: environmental management and
ISO27001:2013: the IS security standard and ISO14298:2013 the Intergraf
Security Printing Standard. More information can be found at: or

About AG2

AG2 (the security arm of Absolute Graphics) is an internationally
recognised design company specialising in the Passport and Secure
Documents sector. Established since 2003, AG2 has won international
acclaim for both the Irish Passport and the Irish Passport Card and is a
well-established player in the Secure Document design arena.

About HID Global

HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world’s people,
places and things
. We make it possible for people to transact
safely, work productively and travel freely. Our trusted identity
solutions give people convenient access to physical and
digital places and connect things that
can be identified, verified and tracked digitally. Millions of people
around the world use HID products and services to navigate their
everyday lives, and over 2 billion things are connected through HID
technology. We work with governments, educational institutions,
hospitals, financial institutions, industrial businesses and some of the
most innovative companies on the planet. Headquartered in Austin, Texas,
HID Global has over 3,000 employees worldwide and operates international
offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA
ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit

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