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Gemalto’s corporate ID products enhance internal security for the Queensland Police Service in Australia


Amsterdam, Netherlands and Queensland Australia - Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces it is selected to provide new electronic ID Cards with Australia’s Queensland Police Service. The deployment benefits from the use of Gemalto’s Protiva* family of solutions to provide, in concert with other software products, a complete end-to-end digital security solution. This marks a significant development in the digital security space in Australia, as the Queensland Police Service will be the first police force to internally adopt an innovative solution that strengthens access security and enhances operation management.

Currently, officers at the State agency carry separate photo identification cards and building access cards, and use passcodes to gain entry onto network systems. These will be replaced by a new police ID solution featuring dual interface microprocessor cards, PC Twin smartcard readers and the Classic Client software. Gemalto is providing elements of the solution through a system integrator to dramatically raise the level of protection against possible external threats such as hacking.

Tan Teck Lee, President, Gemalto Asia remarked, “Queensland police is at the forefront of law enforcement to protect life and property, and it is pertinent that their internal systems are also highly safeguarded from threats that could compromise their duty to the public. Gemalto is proud to be working with the Queensland Police Service to provide the agency with our digital security solution, which will not only heighten security but also optimize identity management processes within the Service.”

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About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2008 annual revenues of €1.68 billion, and 10,000 employees operating out of 75 offices, research and service centers in 40 countries.

Gemalto is at the heart of our evolving digital society. The freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain, and work—anytime, anywhere—has become an integral part of what people want and expect, in ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure.

Gemalto delivers on the growing demands of billions of people worldwide for mobile connectivity, identity and data protection, credit card safety, health and transportation services, e-government and national security. We do this by supplying to governments, wireless operators, banks and enterprises a wide range of secure personal devices, such as subscriber identification modules (SIM), Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) in mobile phones, smart banking cards, smart card access badges, electronic passports, and USB tokens for online identity protection. To complete the solution we also provide software, systems and services to help our customers achieve their goals.

As the use of Gemalto’s software and secure devices increases with the number of people interacting in the digital and wireless world, the company is poised to thrive over the coming years.

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