Zetes (Euronext Brussels: ZTS) is launching a fixed enrolment station, which combines the capture of photographs, biometric fingerprinting and signatures. This station, developed and produced by Zetes, brings together all three necessary components for "live enrolment" during the production of official identity documents which satisfy ICAO norms, e.g. for identity cards, passports or driving licences.
This permanent station includes the same features as Zetes’ mobile biometric kit, which has been successfully used during a number of voter enrolment projects in Africa. To date, more than 60 million people have been enrolled for voting using Zetes’ mobile biometric kits.
Featuring a more solid construction, Zetes’ fixed enrolment station is designed to be permanently installed in communities, embassies, consular posts, airports or other administrative centres. Zetes has already completed several permanent installations, for example, on the Ivory Coast, for the production of biometric passports, biometric visas and consular cards and in Belgian embassies, for the statements of information required for producing Schengen visas and passports. These installations satisfy the same demands in terms of security, but do not require a major logistical operation or time consuming installation and maintenance.
Using its previous experience Zetes has developed a complete solution, which is extremely flexible, ergonomic and easy to maintain. For instance, the various elements can be separated in order to correspond to the configuration of the site, e.g. capture of digital fingerprints and signature at the counter and taking of photographs elsewhere.
In addition, the enrolment station can be equipped with a variety of different biometric readers. Finally, if the taking of a live photograph is not required on site, a scanner can be installed on the operator’s side as an alternative, in order to obtain a digital copy of the photograph provided by the citizen in question.
Main features in summary
·An extremely flexible solution – the various components can be integrated or used independently.
·Adapted to the production of documents conforming to ICAO norms
·Highly ergonomic both for the citizen and operator carrying out the registration
·Easy installation and commissioning (in less than 30 minutes)
·Simple maintenance thanks to modular design
Alain Wirtz, CEO of Zetes says, "The launch of this new enrolment station reinforces Zetes’ range of people ID solutions and exemplifies the Group’s strategy for achieving a balance between its Goods and People ID divisions. This solution is also an excellent illustration showing the complementary nature of the Group’s two activities. During the design and production stages, Zetes combined its skills in the design of truckmounted terminals and print & apply machines."
In addition to providing enrolment stations and training services, Zetes also provides services for AFIS deduplication, creating secure databases (e.g. national registers) as well as the production and personalisation of documents.