Gemalto inaugurates training center on issuing secure ID documents for Omani officials

Dubai, 28th May 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653), the world leader in digital security, announces the inauguration of a state-of-the-art Center of Excellence for the Royal Oman Police (ROP), dedicated toknowledge transfer and best practices sharing. Located on ROP premises, the center is designed to train ROP staff on technologies and issuance processes associated to eIDs and ePassports for the Sultanate’s citizens.

The center is equipped with the latest Gemalto technology and back-end systems needed to issue both documents. Gemalto will train ROP trainers who will pass the knowledge to their front-desk personnel.

Over the years, Gemalto consistently supported us being a pioneer in our region when it comes to government programs,” said Major General Sulaiman Al-Harthy, Assistant Inspector General for the Royal Oman Police. “Gemalto’s ability to offer a pooling documents infrastructure puts us in a unique position to deliver the best experience to our citizens.”

Oman has been a leader in implementing advanced eGovernment solutions, being the first country in the GCC to issue its citizens with electronic ID cards in 2002,in cooperation withGemalto”said HishamSurakhi, Senior Vice President for Government Programs in the Middle East at Gemalto.The newly built Center of Excellence, coupled with its state-of-the-art technology will further help Oman achieve their digital vision for the country.”

About Gemalto
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security, with 2014 annual revenues of €2.5 billion and blue-chip customers in over 180 countries.

Gemalto helps people trust one another in an increasingly connected digital world. Billions of people want better lifestyles, smarter living environments, and the freedom to communicate, shop, travel, bank, entertain and work – anytime, everywhere – in ways that are enjoyable and safe. In this fast moving mobile and digital environment, we enable companies and administrations to offer a wide range of trusted and convenient services by securing financial transactions, mobile services, public and private clouds, eHealthcare systems, access to eGovernment services, the Internet and internet-of-things and transport ticketing systems.

Gemalto’s unique technology portfolio – from advanced cryptographic software embedded in a variety of familiar objects, to highly robust and scalable back-office platforms for authentication, encryption and digital credential management – is delivered by our world-class service teams. Our 14,000 employees operate out of 99 offices, 34 personalization and data centers, and 24 research and software development centers located in 46 countries.

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