- Application Infrastructure & Middleware - Event-Driven Application
- Cities & Municipalities
- Additive Manufacturing
- Intrusion Detection Systems
- Tamper Detection
- System Integration
The Angolan government agency was seeking to upgrade its voter ID system ahead of the elections in Q3 2017. The aim was to increase the number of citizens eligible to vote by issuing voter IDs in a short time frame. The existing voter ID printing system needed to be replaced with a solution that reduced costs significantly by providing mobility and streamlining operational processes. The key selection criteria included a faster throughput secure issuance printer solution, a de-centralized secure issuance solution to increase the number of citizens enrolled, a Wi-Fi based secure issuance printing solution for increased convenience, improved reliability of the printing solution, a lightweight, easy-to-use portable solution for collecting citizens’ data and issuing voter IDs for citizens residing in remote areas, and high levels of security to combat fraud and minimize the number of counterfeit voter IDs.
About The Customer
The customer in this case study is the Angolan government agency in the Sub-Saharan Africa region. The agency was responsible for the issuance of voter IDs to the citizens of Angola. With the forthcoming elections in Q3 2017, the agency was aiming to increase the number of citizens eligible to vote by issuing voter IDs in a short time frame. The agency was looking for a solution that could help them upgrade their existing voter ID printing system to a new one that reduced costs significantly by providing mobility and streamlining operational processes. The agency also wanted a solution that could help them reach citizens residing in remote areas that were difficult to reach by road.
HID Global collaborated with Sinfic, a regional technology expert and system integrator, to develop a mobile printing solution that was Wi-Fi enabled. Sinfic created a voter ID app based on an android operating system for tablets. HID Global provided Sinfic with the necessary tools and techniques to enable the voter ID app to issue voter IDs in a quick, simple and cost-effective manner. This was based on a driverless printer solution by leveraging HID Global’s SWIFT ID® Embedded Badging Application (EBA) that could be integrated into the voter ID app. It allowed Sinfic to develop a new customized firmware to embed the EBA and accept HID FARGO® DTC5500LMX ID card printer consumables. HID Global also provided a library of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for the voter ID android app to be programmed with a Wi-Fi communication channel that synchronized with HID FARGO DTC5500LMX ID card printers. The Wi-Fi interface between the tablet and the printer allowed for quick and seamless printing of voter IDs. Voter IDs were printed using HID FARGO DTC5500LMX ID card printers stationed in municipalities/communes across Angola. HID Global also provided the Angolan government agency with wasteless lamination consumables and customized holographic laminates.
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