Mexico Awards Digimarc New Voter ID Contract.
Four-Year Contract Valued at Approximately $24 Million
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DMRC Digital Mobile Radio Communications ) announced today it has been awarded a contract by the Instituto Federal Electoral (IFE Ife (ē`fā), city (1991 est. pop. 262,000), SW Nigeria. Located in a farm region, the city is an important center for marketing and shipping cacao. According to tradition, Ife is the oldest Yoruba town (founded c.1300). ) of Mexico to supply tens of millions of voter identification credentials over the next four years.
The contract extends Digimarc's service to the Mexican government, building upon the company's track record in supplying IFE's voter ID program for the past four years. Digimarc's solution for highly secure, centrally produced credentials delivered more than 38 million voter IDs under the original contract.
IFE issues photo ID cards to eligible voters for local and federal elections. The voter ID is the main form of identity for the majority of Mexico's citizens. It is used in banks (for example, when cashing a check) and for almost every official request where an ID is required.
Under the new contract, Digimarc will continue to supply all voter ID card materials and a number of new security features (including digital watermarking Digital watermarking is a technique which allows an individual to add hidden copyright notices or other verification messages to digital audio, video, or image signals and documents. ), operate central issue card manufacturing facilities, and provide overall service of the system to IFE.
"We are honored by Mexico's continued trust in our industry-leading voter ID issuance solution," said Bob Eckel, president, ID Systems, Digimarc. "We look forward to enhancing the security of the Mexican voter ID in this new contract with innovations like Digimarc[R] IDMarc[TM] digital watermarking while continuing to provide a highly secure, centrally issued credential that Mexican citizens can use to establish their identity for a variety of daily needs."
Digimarc secure identification solutions are used currently in a number of ID programs in Latin America Latin America, the Spanish-speaking, Portuguese-speaking, and French-speaking countries (except Canada) of North America, South America, Central America, and the West Indies. , including Costa Rica Costa Rica (kŏs`tə rē`kə), officially Republic of Costa Rica, republic (2005 est. pop. 4,016,000), 19,575 sq mi (50,700 sq km), Central America. and Honduras, as well as in Puerto Rico Puerto Rico (pwār`tō rē`kō), island (2005 est. pop. 3,917,000), 3,508 sq mi (9,086 sq km), West Indies, c.1,000 mi (1,610 km) SE of Miami, Fla. .
Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ:DMRC), based in Beaverton, Oregon, is a leading supplier of secure identity and media management solutions. Digimarc provides products and services that enable the annual production of more than 60 million personal identification documents, including two-thirds of U.S. driver licenses and IDs for more than 25 countries. Digimarc's digital watermarking technology provides a persistent digital identity for various media content and is used to enhance the security of financial documents, identity documents and digital images, and support other media rights management applications.
Digimarc has an extensive intellectual property portfolio, with more than 360 issued U.S. patents with more than 7,500 claims, and more than 500 pending U.S. and foreign patent applications in digital watermarking, personal identification and related technologies. The Company is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, with other U.S. offices in Burlington, Massachusetts; Fort Wayne, Indiana “Fort Wayne” redirects here. For other uses, see Fort Wayne (disambiguation).
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