March 22, 2011

Suprema Inc. and 4G Identity Solutions Wins Largest Contract for Supply of Biometric Devices for India’s NPR Project

Seoul, Mar 22, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - Suprema Inc. and 4G Identity Solutions announced that they have been awarded the contract to supply 4-4-2 Fingerprint Slap Scanners for India's National Population Register (NPR) project. This contract is one of the world's largest orders for supplyof biometric devices. 4G ID in partnership with Suprema executed this large order in record two weeks time to supply, install and commission 1540 numbers of Suprema's Realscan-10 (UID) Fingerprint Slap scanners.

Realscan-10 (UID) is certified fordeployment in India's Unique ID (UID) project by Standardization Testing & Quality Certification (STQC) Directorate. The certification ensures that these devices are reliable, safe, secure and meet the technical specifications of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).

NPR Project is taken up by Consortium of Public Sector Undertakings (CPSUs) consisting of Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Electronic Corporation of India Limited (ECIL) and ITI Limited (ITI) in 9 Costal States. NPRis a comprehensive identity database to be maintained by the Registrar General and Census Commissioner India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India (RGI). NPR biometric enrolment will adopt standards formulated by UIDAI and shall use the biometric devices certified by STQC.

Suprema and 4G have partnered for providing Realscan-10 (UID) Fingerprint Slap scanners for India's UID and NPR Project. Earlier in 2009, 4G ID and Suprema have also won the contract to supply Biometric hardware and software for the Coastal ID project to CPSUs. The Suprema fingerprint slap scanners supplied by 4G ID have been successfully deployed in this project and have outperformed the other fingerprint devices in terms of image quality, ruggedness, ease ofcapture and ability to operate in extreme climatic conditions.

Dr.Sreeni Tripuraneni CEO and Chairman of 4G ID said "We have the history of providing the best of breed biometric products and solutions that are best suited for Indian environmentalconditions and at the most cost effective prices. For India's UID/Aadhaar and NPR programme we have examined, evaluated and chosen the finest biometric products that produce best quality images and are field proven".

"The India NPR project is oneof the largest government-level projects in biometric industry at the moment and we are confident on our Real Scan fingerprint live scanners in its image quality, durability and practical usability in India's environment," said Young S. Moon, Vice President at Suprema. "Key competencies in our live scanners are based on our in-depth expertise in biometrics and image processing as well as our years of experience in large-scale government and public projects," Young added.

About 4G

4G ID isa leader in unique ID research, development, products, solutions and consultancy. It is credited with creating the world's largest citizen unique ID database, achieving over 6.2 quadrillion matches in a record two months. 4G ID's projects, solutionsand products are engineered for country-level scalability, accuracy, availability, usability, flexibility, inter-operability, cost-effectiveness, security and speed. 4G ID is trusted by governments, corporations and international bodies.

About Suprema Inc.

SUPREMA is a leading global provider of biometric and identity management solutions and systems. The company's range of products include live-scanners, biometric access control systems, fingerprint modules and e-passport readers. In 2010, the company also won government projects in Brazil, China and EU countries in supplying biometrics and electronic passport solutions. SUPREMA has worldwide sales network over 100 countries and also a listed company in South Korea's stock exchange (KOSDAQ). For more information, please visit .

Source: Suprema Inc.


Andy Ahn 
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Suprema, Inc.
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