24 February 2014

CONARKY, Republic of Guinea, 24 February 2014:
IRIS Corporation Berhad, the inventor of the world’s first ePassport and multi-application smart card have further strengthen their international ties. In a recent contract agreement with the Government of Republic of Guinea in West Africa, the 15-year agreement is valued at RM 793.21 million.

The global solution provider with core expertise in digital identity, business, farming and environmental solutions; IRIS has been contracted for the supply and implementation of secure chip technology solutions in the Republic of Guinea which include electronic passports, visa, permanent residence identification card and all its related software and hardware.

Dato’ Hamdan Bin Mohd Hassan, CEO for IRIS Trusted Identification Division stated that the President Alpha Condé is currently embarking on various policies to reform and revive the economic growth of Guinea. And with the country launching its very first ICAO compliant ePassport, the government of Guinea is taking positive steps in further improving the lives of its citizens.

“Due to our agility and extensive experience with ePassport projects, it only took us three (3) months to setup the Republic of Guinea Conakry ICAO”, commented Dato’ Hamdan. The Republic of Guinea will be launching its very first ePassport on 24 February and this will be officiated by Prime Minister Mohamed Said Fofana.

IRIS has shown strong growth and is set to continue this momentum of growth throughout 2014. The companies exponential past growth has been a result of their focus on core competencies; diversification into technology related businesses and a significant global presence. The company’s presence are in 28 countries on a global scale. By pioneering new innovations and solutions to enrich the quality of life of the global market, IRIS has continued to make its mark internationally with the launch of the world’s very first multi e-document smart desktop laser marker at Cartes Paris last November.

An MSC-status technology innovator with roots in trusted identification, ranging from smart care manufacturing and ePassport inlay production, personalization, smart devices and system integration to secure management system; IRIS is actively building a sustainable business agenda which reflects its core values of passion, agility, genuineness, innovative spirit and caring nature. Heading the global revolution in Trusted Identification, IRIS is fully committed in meeting the demands of an evolving digital society by bring the latest solutions in the digital identity solution.