GulfNet Security Systems (GNSS) announced that they, along with their partner, Emirates Computers, have won a major project with the IT Department of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to provide high security Government employee identity cards and data base solutions. This project is yet another feather in the cap for GNSS and Emirates Computers.
Speaking on the project, Mr. Michael Roumi, General Manager of GNSS, said, “The KRG project is a prestigious project for GNSS and Emirates Computers. The IT Department of KRG evaluated a number of proposals from suppliers of different countries and awarded this significant project to GNSS and Emirates Computers based on our expertise and best-of-breed solutions that we offered.”
“We offered the best secured solution for the Kurdistan Regional Government which included a matrix of options by industry leading manufacturers of smart ID Cards, personalization printers, software and other peripherals. The various principals involved in this project are Microsoft, FARGO, Dell, Cisco, Labcal to name a few.” Mr. Roumi added.
The ID card issuance and management system, developed by Emirates Computers/ Hylerlink SDC (Solution Development Centre), is based on Microsoft .NET platform and MS SQL Server is used as the back end for the database development. DELL offered the hardware components and Cisco provided the components for the Network solution. FARGO custom designed smart ID cards, the card printing and finger print peripherals and Labcal supplied the handheld mobile reader and card validation device to read the cards for quality assurance at the issuing sites. Eventually these readers will be used at the sites where the KRG Government employees are working for identity validation.
“The solution will be deployed at various locations across the Kurdistan region in order to enroll all KRG Government employees. The smart cards will be personalized at the central site in Erbil. The employee enrolling process is targeted to start by the end of Feb, 2008,” said Mr. Botan Osman, Director General of Information Technology of KRG.
GNSS & Emirates Computers view this project as a strategic partnership to further bolster the security and automation of handling employees’ affairs. This project confirms GNSS’ expertise in security and travel document control and Emirates Computers’ position as the leading solution provider in the Middle East. Both GNSS and Emirates Computers take pride in having established their presence in the Kurdistan Region and see this project as a stepping stone for further developing IT solutions for KRG.
About Emirates Computers
Established in 1978, Emirates Computers is a UAE-based technology company that scopes, plans, designs, implements, and services the various layers of technology required to enable clients to experience "Smart Living".
As a partner of choice for leading technology providers such as Cisco, Nokia, Oracle, Microsoft, Dell, EMC, Sun Microsystems, Vignette, Tandberg, Citrix, NCR, SGI, Roland and others, Emirates Computers covers markets end-to-end, catering to both enterprises and consumers.