Viisage, a leading provider of advanced technology identity solutions and parent company of Trans Digital Technologies Corporation, announced that the Company has received the official order to support the production of secure, smart credentials as part of the Common Access Card (CAC) smart card program from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The initial purchase order is valued at $10.2 million. News of the order follows the April 2, 2004 announcement of Viisage’s selection for this program by the DoD.
As previously reported, Viisage will provide a solution to the DoD’s Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) through Telos, the DMDC’s support contractor. The solution, which is expected to include 1,700 Toppan CP400 printers as the fixed-site desktop printers, as well as consumables and services, will be used for the production of secure identification cards throughout the Real-time Automated Personnel Identification System (RAPIDS). Implementation is scheduled to begin immediately and will continue over the next 12-18 months.
Viisage (NASDAQ: VISG) delivers advanced technology identity solutions for governments, law enforcement agencies and businesses concerned with enhancing security, reducing identity theft, providing access control, and protecting personal privacy. Viisage creates solutions using secure credentials and face recognition technologies that quickly, reliably, and accurately identify individuals. With over 2,000 installations worldwide, Viisage’s identity solutions stand out as a result of the Company’s industry-leading technology and unique understanding of customer needs.