LaserCard gets ID contract extension

LaserCard Corp., a supplier of secure ID credentials used in biometric identification through a subcontract to General Dynamics Information Technology, has gotten a nod to extend a five-year deal by another 12 months.

Under the subcontract, the company makes Permanent Resident Cards for the government of Canada.

The contract extension with General Dynamics Information Technology came with a purchase order for $2 million in optical memory-based cards to be delivered over the next year.

The Canadian Permanent Resident Card is an optical memory card that complies with standards published by the International Civil Aviation Organization for travel cards.

"We have supplied more than 30 million secure optical cards to the governments of the United States and Canada," said Richard Haddock, president and chief executive officer of LaserCard. "The two countries' installed base of cards and their more than 1,100 interoperable optical memory card border inspection systems represent the largest advanced technology, secure ID card program in North America."

LaserCard is based in Mountain View, Calif.

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Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Washington Technology.

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