ISELIN, N.J., Nov. 30, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Track Innovations
Ltd., (OTI) (Nasdaq:OTIV), a global leader in contactless
microprocessor-based smart card solutions for homeland security,
payments, petroleum payments, eID Systems and other applications, has
successfully completed the upgrade of Zanzibar's Permanent Voter
Registry, including the distribution of biometric-based voter cards,
for the country's electoral commission.
The project, announced in 2008, wrapped up last month after the
completion of general elections in Tanzania and Zanzibar. The
government's project objectives were to verify voter identity, detect
and avoid double registration attempts and issue new voter ID cards
bearing advanced security features. The system ensured a "one person -
one vote" election.
As part of the contract, OTI supplied its end-to-end solution, based on
its proprietary, state-of-the-art Voter ID Registry Magna(TM) platform.
The system captured the identity of eligible citizens, posted voter
lists and issued voter ID cards which were used in the recent election.
Enrollment was conducted throughout the country, both in urban and
rural areas, using OTI's mobile enrollment systems. OTI also provided
mobile enrollment stations and incorporated a biometric Automatic
Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS).
The Voter ID system detected hundreds of duplicate registration
attempts, which deterred others from trying to register multiple times;
as a result, the amount of eligible voters decreased by 18 percent
helping to provide more accurate and fairly conducted election.
"OTI's technology helped ensure a fair and democratic election in
Zanzibar, preserving the 'one person, one vote' key tenet the
government was trying to protect," said Oded Bashan, chairman and CEO,
OTI. "Our voter ID card system is a natural extension of our proven
expertise in developing advanced national ID card and electronic
passport systems. OTI's end-to-end Magna based solution, complemented
by the company's knowledge and experience, allows countries to access a
quick and cost-effective path to implement secured identification and
verification needs, regardless of the country's size and
OTI's Voter ID system supports both online and offline communication,
thereby allowing every citizen to register and vote irrespective of the
local area's communications infrastructure or rural or urban setting.
The system is designed to provide maximum accuracy and security while
being user friendly.
Established in 1990, OTI (Nasdaq:OTIV) designs, develops and markets
secure contactless microprocessor-based smart card technology to
address the needs of a wide variety of markets. Applications developed
by OTI include product solutions for petroleum payment systems,
homeland security solutions, electronic passports and IDs, payments,
mass transit ticketing, parking, loyalty programs and secure campuses.
OTI has a global network of regional offices to market and support its
products. The company was awarded the Frost & Sullivan 2005 and 2006
Company of the Year Award in the field of smart cards.
For more information on OTI, visit www.otiglobal.com, the content of
which is not part of this press release.
The On Track Innovations Ltd. logo is available at
Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements:
This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the
meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other Federal securities laws.
Whenever we use words such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate,"
"intend," "plan," "estimate" or similar expressions, we are making
forward-looking statements. Because such statements deal with future
events and are based on OTI's current expectations, they are subject to
various risks and uncertainties and actual results, performance or
achievements of OTI could differ materially from those described in or
implied by the statements in this press release. For example,
forward-looking statements include statements regarding our goals,
beliefs, future growth strategies, objectives, products, plans or
current expectations. Forward-looking statements could be impacted by
market acceptance of new and existing products and our ability to
execute production on orders, as well as the other risk factors
discussed in OTI's Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended
December 31, 2009, which is on file with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. Although OTI believes that the expectations reflected in
such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it
can give no assurance that its expectations will be achieved. Except as
otherwise required by law, OTI disclaims any intention or obligation to
update or revise any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of
the date hereof, whether as a result of new information, future events
or circumstances or otherwise.
CONTACT: On Track Innovations Ltd.
Galit Mendelson, Vice President of Corporate Relations
732 429 1900 ext. 111