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Smartmatic receives 2011 U.S. Commerce Association Award in Identity Management

Boca Raton, September 21th, 2011.- Smartmatic, a leading multinational technology supplier, has been selected by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) as a recipient of the 2011 Best of Boca Raton Award in the Identity Management Systems category.

The award recognizes the company's achievements in the identity management industry, where it has become one of the leading players. The Smartmatic Identity Management Solution offers a portfolio of products and services to support government institutions in the implementation of identification, biometric and authentication processes; such as national ID programs, civil registration, voter registration and authentication, border control, identity document issuance, registration for social benefit programs, among others. Also, Smartmatic's unique identity enrollment device, the PARmobile, is an extremely useful tool, robust and portable, for the collection of biometric and biographic information.

"We are thrilled and very pleased to receive this 2011 USCA award in the ID Management category. As part of our mission of creating and developing technologies able to improve efficiency and transparency worldwide, Smartmatic's solutions are focused in offering not only the best cutting-edge technology but also the most comprehensive and reliable services, project management and industry's know-how in all our areas of expertise, including identity management. We are honored to see our efforts are being recognized in the U.S." said Antonio Mugica, Smartmatic CEO.

The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through their services to their customers and community. The 2011 Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties. Various sources of information are identified and their responses analyzed to choose the winners in each category.

Some of Smartmatic's significant projects in identity management include the Bolivian National Electoral Court's Biometric Electoral Register; Mexico's Secretariat of Governance national registry; and also the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) joint project with the Electoral Commission of Zambia for digital mobile voter registration.

The U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a New York City based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns across America, large and small. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.