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Precise Biometrics receives a license order worth about SEK 20 million for biometric passports


2006-07-17 - Precise Biometrics AB (publ), a Swedish company that develops and sells world leading and user friendly biometric security solutions based on fingerprints and smart cards, has for the first time won a procurement regarding passports with Match-on-Card with fingerprint biometrics. The order was received via the partner Worldwide Trust. The project includes licensing of Precise Match-on-Card(TM) technology that will be integrated in the passports.

Precise Biometrics is a member of the consortium that has won the procurement for biometric passports. The order is worth about SEK 20 million and includes licenses for Precise Match-on-Card(TM) technology for more than 5 million passports. The delivery of licenses started in June and the deployment of passports will start during the second half of 2006 and is anticipated to continue until 2012.

“We have for some time communicated that this type of project is long-term and that it often takes several years before decisions are made, and now we can enjoy the results of our hard work. It is very exciting that, together with Worldwide Trust, be part of the first European country’s deployment of passports with Match-on-Card. This order, further show, that our Precise Match-on-Card(TM) technology, fulfill the requirements in large-scale national projects”, says Christer Bergman, CEO and President at Precise Biometrics AB.

“We are very happy to have gained the trust to deliver a large passport project. Precise Biometrics’ technology complement our products and systems well, and in this procurement the Precise Match-on-Card(TM) technology made a difference”, says Stefan Jonsson, CEO at Worldwide Trust.

Precise Biometrics AB (publ.) is an innovative security company that supplies world-leading systems for fingerprint and smart card-based authentication. The company’s solutions replace keys, PIN codes and passwords and enhance the integrity of ID cards and passports. With its proprietary Precise Match-on-Card(TM) technology, the company is a market leader within smart ID cards. Through its subsidiary Fyrplus Teknik, Precise Biometrics can deliver complete biometrics solutions on the Scandinavian market based, for example on fingerprint, iris and facial recognition. The product line includes systems for access control to buildings, computers and networks and for integration into ID cards and passports. The group headquarters are in Lund, Sweden. It also has subsidiaries in London and Washington, DC. The subsidiary Fyrplus Teknik is based in Karlstad and has regional offices in Linköping and the subsidiary Loqware is based in Gothenburg. Precise Biometrics is listed on the O-list of the Stockholm Stock Exchange (symbol: PREC A). For more information, please visit


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