20/04/2012 — MEXICO DF, (BSW) – Smartmatic, the world’s leading technology solutions company for governments, and Italy-based Green Bit SpA, the leading FBI-certified Livescan system supplier, proudly announced their joint initiative to provide an FBI solution. biometric registry for the Federal Election Institute of Mexico (IFE).

Smartmatic, a specialist in identity and election management solutions, partnered with Green Bit to offer a fingerprint scanner for this project. More than 1,300 DactyScan84n were delivered to Mexican authorities in charge of distributing the equipment across the country to biometrically register voters.

“We are pleased to participate in this future-oriented biometric registration project. The initiative, currently taken by the Federal Election Institute, will bring enormous benefits to a vast number of Mexican voters,” said Antonio Mugica, executive director of Smartmatic. “Combining our identity management technology with Green Bit’s state-of-the-art equipment has allowed us to develop an up-to-date solution that will respond to current IFE requirements, ensuring a secure, complete and easy project,” said Mugica.

After challenging technical tests, the Green Bit DactyScan84n was found to be fully compliant with the ambitious specifications set by IFE and was eventually preferred over other competitors. The DactyScan84n is a ten-digit FBI certified Livescan IAFIS IQS Appendix F used in many countries for government identity and public safety projects.

Adriano de Luca, Executive Director of Green Bit SpA, is “happy with the successful cooperation with Smartmatic, which has proven itself to be a reliable partner, strictly focused on success, thus allowing public authorities to launch the electronic voting project to time”. He proudly added that “once again Green Bit was able to convince decision makers of the intrinsic high quality of Green Bit’s products and their competitive price, allowing our partner to gain a competitive advantage.”

About Smartmatic

Smartmatic is a multinational company that designs and implements technological solutions aimed at helping governments fulfill their responsibilities to citizens in the most efficient way possible. We are one of the world’s most advanced technology providers, with a long and proven track record in the United States, Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. With more than four hundred employees worldwide, Smartmatic’s main competitive advantage is its cutting-edge technology and expertise in three key areas: Election solutions, identity management and smart cities.

About Green Bit:

Green Bit has been in business since 1997. Headquartered in Turin, Italy, it develops and markets the complete line of FBI-certified products for livescan one-finger, sequential, ten-finger and palm fingerprints scanners for the public safety markets and identity management. A lean organization system combined with unparalleled flexibility to develop custom biometric registration application solutions offers our customers a competitive advantage, proven by a long history of successful installations around the world. Green Bit is operating worldwide with subsidiaries in the US, Argentina, Spain, Kazakhstan and China.

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Contact

Smartmatic Ms. Samira Saba, +1 (561) 862-0747 Extension 5624 Director of Communications and Marketing at Smartmatic communications@smartmatic.com www.smartmatic.com or Green Bit International Sales Mr. Christian Rutigliano,+39 011 770 38 11 c .rutigliano@greenbit.com www.greenbit.com

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