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South Korean firm wins Uganda voter biometric deal

By , ITWeb
Africa , 24 Apr 2014

South Korean firm wins Uganda voter biometric deal

Biometrics technology company Suprema has announced that it plans to provide several thousand RealScan-G10 live scanners for citizen voter identification in Uganda.

The South Korean company says the live scanners would be used for voter registration in the run up to the country's presidential elections.

East African nation Uganda is expected to head to the polls in 2016.

And according to Suprema, the first stage of supply has been the enrolment process, which commenced in April 2014.

Suprema vice president Young S. Moon said, "Suprema is very proud to provide its RealScan-G10, for Uganda's National Voter Registration Project."

Moon added, "We expect the biometrics enrolment of citizens will allow the Ugandan authorities to increase efforts to better protect the identity of citizens additionally to registering them as voters."

Suprema's RealScan-G10 is a compact live scanner for single and ten-print capture and allows high-speed image capturing and seamless image processing, the company said.

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