Part of a program to upgrade and modernize their public services, the Traffic, Trucks and Vehicles Management Authority in Lebanon began issuing the new biometric driving licenses that ensure the protection of identities through personalized biometric data. Leading provider of electronic identity management solutions Vision-Box (vision-box.com) is supplying the new automated biometric identity enrollment infrastructure in partnership with local partner Inkript, an established Lebanese company specialized in providing digital identification solutions and notably supports governments deliver secure services to its citizens. The goal is to guarantee the highest quality of biometric data enrollment and a fast and secure data transaction.
In the scope of the modernization program, the Lebanese Traffic, Trucks and Vehicles Management Authority equipped select service centers nationwide with 25 advanced biometric enrollment units by Vision-Box, vb e-pass™ desktops. This initiative now allows for the issuing of driver licenses embedded with the citizen’s biometric data intended to enhance public safety and security.
Miguel Leitmann, Vision-Box CEO, states that,“Vision-Box is pleased to contribute to the facilitation of the Lebanese driver license application process, while strengthening the security and efficiency vectors. Adopting a modern and more secure biometric identification process is sure to raise the public’s level of trust in the system and strengthens our vision of advancing personal identity security to all citizens”.
The vb e-pass™ desktop is an integrated biometric and biographic enrollment and identity management station that conveniently combines applicant processing with officer assisted management. It significantly raises the functionality, optimization, efficiency and security levels of the Lebanese driver license application and enrollment procedure.
Designed with the customer in mind, vb e-pass™ desktop’s multimodal functionality allows the registration of applicant’s biographical information, captures face and fingerprint biometric images in less than 30 seconds, and features automated height and lighting adjusted to each individual’s physical features.
In addition to making the request for a driver license effortless and accessible to all citizens, this full-fledged, state-of-the-art identity management infrastructure offers a trusted method of enrollment. It adheres to all ICAO and NIST international standards and ensures the highest quality on all collected biometric information, thereby resolving the image quality and error issues that can affect manual applications.
The new desktop system enables the applicant’s biometric facial image, fingerprints, and the driver’s personal information to be stored on the license’s electronic chip, using rigorous encryption methodology to safeguard all the data. This offers a much higher level of trust in this critical identification document and enhances the personal data security of all Lebanese citizens.
Mrs. Huda Salloum, the Chairperson of the Traffic, Trucks and Vehicles Management Authority in Lebanon, stressed on the importance of the biometric driving license project for the citizens, saying: “The Lebanese can now get biometric driving licenses that follow international standards and protocols. This is certainly an achievement in the automation of government processes in Lebanon and a progression towards the creation of a traffic history for each citizen. It is also a crucial initiative that will support the continuation of the new traffic law in Lebanon.”
By choosing this solution, Lebanon is establishing itself as a government on the leading edge of biometric security innovation and personal identification management.
Mr. Hisham Itani, Chairman of Inkript and RGH in Lebanon, said: “In an effort to embrace the modernization of public and road safety in Lebanon, the vehicle project awarded to Inkript and which includes the biometric driving licenses, is certainly a major step by the Lebanese government towards the automation of its processes. Such projects place Lebanon on the digital security map while meeting international standards and enhancing citizen experience.” Mr. Itani continued: “We are hopeful for the future and we will continue to invest in our human capital to provide advanced solutions for the Lebanese while protecting their most valuable asset: their identity.”