Thursday, July 9th, 2015 - Gemalto

AMSTERDAM - Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, has successfully provided the nearly 200 California Department of Motor Vehicle (California DMV) field and investigative offices with its advanced Coesys Document Verification software solution. DMV officials can verify the authenticity of such documents as passports, identity cards and driver licenses by simply checking the graphical data and security features against reference templates from an array of issuing countries. Gemalto worked with the California DMV to bring an automated synchronization solution connected to a central document repository. This solution reduces the burden of manual updates on each authentication workstation located within the DMV field offices.

The California DMV issue thousands of ID documents every day and place a high premium on securing the integrity of an identity. Using Gemalto's sophisticated technology, California DMV is able to streamline the review process, overcome the challenge of authenticating foreign documents and identify any document abnormalities or defects. Gemalto's solution is designed to make it easy to quickly confirm on the spot the authenticity of documents and the identity of an applicant. For DMV representatives, Gemalto's Coesys Document Verification is simple to use and provides instantaneous results identifying counterfeit documents and accepting genuine ones.

"We selected Gemalto's solution based on their demonstrated ability to meet our requirements and in the timeframe we wanted it delivered," said Wesley Goo, California DMV Deputy Director. "Gemalto's experts understood our specific business practices and were able to provide a consistent solution to all our offices."

"With Coesys Document Verification, California DMV has full control over their document library, which they can customize by adding templates at will or by enhancing authentication checks on specific documents," said Steve Purdy, Director of Business Development.

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About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security, with 2014 annual revenues of EUR 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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