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Suprema provides biometric solutions to Brazil’s voting system

Published on 11 September, 2009

Suprema's RealScan-D live scanner
Brazil's Superior Electoral Court (TSE) selected RealScan-D live scanner for nationwide biometric voter registration
Suprema Inc., a leading provider of biometric technology, announced recently that Brazil's Superior Electoral Court (TSE) selected its RealScan-D live scanner for nationwide biometric voter registration.

The RealScan-D live scanner is a portable, USB-powered device hence is suitable for bundling with mobile jump-kit when used at the voter registration and voting sites. With its proven reliability of FBI certification (IQS appendix F) and high-speed image capturing, the device has been selected by TSE under severe competition with other vendors.

The objective of TSE Voter's Biometric Identification programme is to protect its citizen's voting rights by preventing any possible frauds hence in turn, further develop the nations' democracy as well as technological competency in public ID management. According to TSE, the Brazilian government aims to implement biometric voting system to entire states to enhance its consolidation of citizens' rights.

"We are very proud of the order from TSE as it is the world's largest fingerprint registration system for voting solutions and RealScan-D will enhance the efficiency and prevent any possible voting fraud with its excellent image quality and outstanding performance", says Ismael Akiyama, CEO at Akiyama Technologia, Suprema's local partner in Brazil.

Suprema also recently won government projects in Slovenia, Japan and Mexico with for criminal and public ID applications.

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