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Paris, November 3, 2008.- Smartmatic, a leading supplier of technological solutions throughout the globe, announces the presentation of its latest product for people registration and authentication: PARmobile at CARTES 2008.

PARmobile has been developed by Smartmatic as an advanced, portable and robust device aimed at simplifying the processes of collecting biographic and biometric information and verifying people's identity in any location. It can be used in large scale projects such as civil or voter registration, national identification and immigration control.

This cutting-edge device, part of Smartmatic Identity Management Solutions suite of products, comprises all functionalities required for a full-fledged registration process, such as: data capture, authentication, transmission, collation, purging, migration, and data mining. It is self-contained, rugged, easy to use and personalized. All hardware devices needed to create a high-quality registry are incorporated into a single unit, including a fingerprint scanner, signature pad, digital camera and electronic ID reader.

Among PARmobile best features are:
- Prints voter lists, identity documents, electronic cards, etc. 
- Automatic picture cropping and double flash source.
- Up to 3 hours of internal battery autonomy and 8 extra hours with external battery
- Able to work with solar power panels, diesel generators, gas, UPS, etc.
- Configurable fingerprint scanner, from 1 to 10 fingers
- Portable and light, designed to be conveniently transported and used.

''Smartmatic developed PARmobile as part of its ongoing efforts to help governments being more efficient, reduce costs and protect their citizens identities in order to achieve successful registration, authentication and immigration projects'' said Antonio Mugica, CEO of Smartmatic.

To celebrate the new release, Smartmatic will host the PARmobile launch ''toast'' at CARTES & ID 2008 in Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center (Paris, France) on Wednesday November 5, 2008 (11.30am at stand 4Q 100).

About Smartmatic

Smartmatic is a multinational company that designs and deploys technological solutions aimed at helping governments fulfill, in the most efficient way, their commitments with their citizens. It is one of the largest cutting-edge technology suppliers, with a wide and proven experience in the United States, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. 

Smartmatic aims to help societies become more efficient and transparent, through technological innovations and it is responsible for several top and advanced innovations available in the market around three business areas: electronic auditable voting systems, intelligent and integrated security platforms, and advanced solutions for people registration and authentication for a wide range of government applications.

Smartmatic is a company that has more than 250 employees distributed in offices in The United States, Barbados, Mexico, Venezuela, Spain, Philippines and Taiwan.