Identity Systems (IDS) is engaged in developing, designing, implementing and managing secure identification systems for governments and state authorities in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and the US.
IDS provides secure government services in over 40 countries including passport, border control, voter registration, driver's licence and national ID card programmes.
IDS is able to provide end to end solutions including biometric data capture, secure identity documents, personalisation and issuance systems and associated implementation and support services.
The identity market is fragmented, comprising state print works, specialist systems integrators and secure technology providers. IDS’ ability to compete in its marketplace is centred on the De La Rue brand and reputation for innovation. The business also leverages De La Rue’s established routes to market and the cost efficiency of its solutions, as well as Group production and R&D synergies.
Identity Systems is well positioned in a market which is increasingly moving to technology based solutions such as ePassports. In April 2008, the business opened a new ePassport facility in Malta and continues to develop offerings to address the growth opportunities in its market.