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Veridos supplies new, highly-secure driver licenses and ID cards for Ohio

16/08/2018 Dulles, Virginia (USA) Giesecke+Devrient

Veridos, a world-leading identity solutions provider, supplies new driver licenses and ID cards to the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), a division of the Ohio Department of Public Safety. The contract includes the annual production of more than three million cards at a secure, local issuance facility in Ohio. The change from an over-the-counter issuance process to a central issuance model with advanced security features promotes security for all Ohio residents.

The innovative driver license complies with Real ID* and can be used as identification at all U.S. airports and federal facilities. Veridos will showcase the new driver licenses and ID cards at next week’s annual American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) International Conference in Philadelphia.

“We are very pleased to have been selected by the Ohio BMV for the new driver licenses and ID cards that stand for optimum quality and utmost security”, explains Paul Mazzeo, President of Veridos America. “The cards are made of polycarbonate, a material that guarantees robustness and high durability. They are equipped with state-of-the-art security features. For example, bearer-related data is laser engraved into multiple layers of the card material. That delivers unequaled protection against manipulation, deterioration and counterfeiting.”

In addition, three photographs of the card’s holder are embedded: The primary black and white photograph on the front of the card is embedded using laser engraving technology. The secondary photo is also black and white and is laser engraved into a lenticular lens making it viewable depending upon the card tilt direction. The third photograph is a small color photo on the back of the card.

Highest photo quality has been achieved through the statewide deployment of new photo capture hardware and software. The deployment took place at 186 Deputy Registrar offices throughout the state of Ohio in a single weekend. The set-up guarantees photos that comply with standards not only by AAMVA, the key standardization organization for driver’s licenses in the U.S., but also by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the U.N. agency for cross-border identification.

* The federal Real ID Act was passed in response to the events of 9/11 and it establishes minimum security standards for license issuance and production.


Veridos GmbH

Veridos GmbH creates secure identification and identity solutions for governments and public authorities throughout the world. Founded in January 2015, the joint venture between Giesecke+Devrient GmbH and Bundesdruckerei GmbH pools the expertise of the two largest German providers for high-security technologies to serve the international market.

The Veridos portfolio includes solutions for the production and personalization of passport documents, ID cards, driver's licenses, and healthcare cards. These are complemented by data management systems for personalization, issuance, and documentation, as well as solutions for personal identification, voter registration, and border control. In addition to its German headquarters in Berlin and the operating facility in Munich, Veridos is represented around the world including in Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Singapore, the USA, and the United Arab Emirates.

For more information on Veridos, please visit www.veridos.com.

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