Smartmatic and Green Bit selected to supply biometric enrollment solution to Mexico

Mexico D.F., April 11, 2012.-Smartmatic, a world leader in technology solutions for Governments, and Italy based Green Bit SpA, a leading supplier of FBI certified Livescan systems, proudly announced their joint efforts to provide a biometric enrollment solution for the Mexican Federal Election Institute (IFE).

Smartmatic, a specialist in Electoral and Identity Management solutions partnered with Green Bit to offer a live fingerprint scanner for this project. More than 1,300 DactyScan84n have been delivered to the Mexican authorities in charge of deploying the devices throughout the country to biometrically register voters.

"We are pleased to participate in this forward-looking biometric enrollment project. The initiative, currently undertaken by the Federal Election Institute, will bring enormous benefits to a vast number of Mexican voters", said Antonio Mugica, CEO of Smartmatic. "Teaming up our identity management technology with Green Bit's next generation devices has allowed us to develop an up to date solution that will respond to current IFE's requirements, guaranteeing a complete, secure and expedite project," added Mugica.

After challenging technical tests, the Green Bit DactyScan84n was found to be fully compliant with the ambitious specifications set by the IFE and eventually chosen over other competitors. The DactyScan84n is an FBI IAFIS IQS Appendix F certified 10-print Livescan already used in many countries for Government ID and Law Enforcement projects.

Adriano De Luca, CEO of Green Bit S.p.A., is "glad of the successful cooperation with Smartmatic which demonstrated to be a reliable partner strictly focused on success eventually enabling the Public Authorities to go live with the eVoter registration project on time", adding proudly that "once again Green Bit was able to convince the decision makers with the high quality intrinsic to Green Bit products while being competitive in pricing as well thus allowing for our partner to gain a competitive edge."