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Marquis ID Systems offers secure, high-definition color in polycarbonate technology to safeguard U.S. driver licenses

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marquis ID Systems (MIDS), a Gemalto Company, announces the inclusion of the award-winning Sealys Color in polycarbonate technology to the company's line of driver license (DL) solutions. It is the first ever laser printing solution for an unalterable, high-definition, color image combined with the high security and exceptional durability of polycarbonate. Color in polycarbonate couples the advanced document security with the detail and richness of color imagery, and is an ideal solution for jurisdictions where a color photo is required for all driver licenses. To help reduce document forgery, the additional layer of security is based on laser engraving techniques that embed the individual's information into the card body of the driver license during the personalization process.

In the U.S., the driver license is one of the most prevalent forms of ID with over 211 million in circulation according to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Currently, local governments are faced with the dual challenge of strengthening the integrity of the driver license as well as issuing an increasing number of this form of identity as the U.S. driving population grows. MIDS technologies, such as the color in polycarbonate or document verification tools, can help enhance the security of a driver license, protect the identity of citizens and create a more automated thus efficient issuance system.

Join MIDS at the 2015 American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) conference to be held at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, IA on August 25th-27th and find out more about our complete range of innovative driver license solutions designed to make issuance easier and more secure. We look forward to seeing you at booth #117.

About Marquis ID Systems

Marquis ID (MIDS), a Gemalto Company, is the fastest growing driver license and identification (DL/ID) solutions provider in the United States. Globally Gemalto has an extensive presence in driver license, ID, healthcare, and border programs. Together, MIDS and Gemalto uniquely serve each individual market and have strong public sector references within the United States, in Canada, and over 70 countries worldwide. The team supports customers across regions to share best practices and best meet their individual needs. MIDS and Gemalto are proud to serve our customers enabling them to provide the most secure and advanced products to its residents.

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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CONTACT: Gemalto Media Contacts: Nicole Williams North America +1 512 758 8921 Nicole.Williams@gemalto.com

Source:GEMALTO SA