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Turkey to implement SAFE ID Personalization System

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Unterhaching, Germany – June 4th, 2008
SAFE ID Solutions, a leading provider of highly secure ID document solutions, has been awarded the supply of its latest manual personalization system, the MS 300, for Turkey. SAFE ID has been awarded the contract by the winning consortium of IRIS-KUNT who successfully bidded for the turnkey solution to implement the entire ePassport System for Turkey. The combination of benchmark performance and modular design within a highly secure process has convinced SAFE ID’s partners to source the MS 300 system. While the tendering process in Turkey is concluded, the project will now turn into the implementation phase and final roll-out of the project.

“Providing such an ambitious ePassport project like Turkey is an impressive success for our company”, says Karsten Neugebauer, CEO and founder of SAFE ID Solutions. While there has been strong competition for this project, the government of Turkey and IRIS-KUNT, the prime contractor were convinced by SAFE ID’s ability to deliver and implement a personalization solution that is based on today’s highest technological standards quickly.

SAFE ID’s MS 300 is not only a fast and reliable manual inkjet system but it also benefits from SAFE ID’s long lasting know-how in designing flexible customer friendly solutions. Aykut Kozanoglu, Board Member of Kunt, the consortium partner of the prime contractor for the Turkish ePassport project states that, despite the basic structural and logistical challenges resulting from Turkey’s direct jump from non-MRTD passports to electronic passports, the government has furthermore defined strict requirements for the quality, security and efficiency of all related processes and components. “Only highly experienced and professional companies were able to pass this tough selection process and we are very happy that SAFE ID Solutions, one of the leading innovative ID solutions providers worldwide is now part of this project and supports us with specific know-how and technological competence”.

While preparing the implementation and operation of the new passport infrastructure, all involved parties are very optimistic that the Turkish ePassport project will become a benchmark project within Europe with respect to its highly secure, de-centralized issuance approach.

About SAFE ID Solutions AG
SAFE ID Solutions AG offers integrated security solutions to the global ID market for increased security and convenience in the issuance and personalization process. The company provides secure end to end document issuance solutions from biometric enrolment over personalization management software to the optical and electronic personalization of new generation ID documents – such as an ePassport. Document verification and border control solutions round up the company’s core portfolio that addresses the entire document life cycle. Currently SAFE ID has more than 25 reference projects in over 20 countries. For more information, please visit SAFE ID’s website at

Katja Sommerfeld; SAFE ID Solutions AG; Tel: +49 89 / 45 21 26 715;
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