Zebra Card Printers Produce Tamper Proof Driving License for Dubai

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Dubai Police department recognised the need to introduce the latest card issuing technology to produce secure cards for driving licenses and vehicle registration.

Working with the IT department Eastnets, a leading provider of Payment and Security solutions and Zebra Card Printer Solutions partner designed and delivered a fully integrated state of the art solution.


With a need to update their existing system for producing driving licences and dealing with vehicle registration, Dubai Police department embraced the opportunity to bring in leading edge technology that would speed up the production process and provide much-needed enhanced security features. Not only did they need a solution that would fufill their security needs, but one that would also meet an estimated demand of 1 million cards in the first year.

A spokesperson from Dubai Police said, 'Dubai police is committed to becoming recognized leaders in technology implementation in the region. Electronic architecture for service delivery is becoming a key tenet of public security and safety in today's fast-paced world. We constantly evaluate new technology to keep pace with global developments and provide efficient and secure services. Bitaqat-e solution has delivered several key benefits that were earlier not available to us. The system implemented by EastNets will help us access and keep tab of vital information at faster speed as well as help us in preventing frauds and misuse.'

Eastnets, a well established Zebra Card Printer Solutions partner, specialize in providing complete end-to-end card security solutions. Dubai Police department chose the company to implement their Bitaqat-e Card Issuing System and over 80 Zebra Card Printers were implemented across numerous locations to support the overall solution.


EastNets introduced Bitaqat-e, which provides a highly secure, fully parameterized card management and issuing system for Dubai Police across fifty stations in the region. The system has the capability to store citizen information including name, date of birth, address and a compressed photographic or biometric image of the bearer.

Hazem Mulhim CEO, EastNets, says, Cards for driving licenses and vehicle registrations required the most advanced technology in order to protect against fraud. Bitaqat-e solution has been developed to provide card technology to organizations that has critical services remits, such as Dubai Police, Dubai Naturalisation and Residency Department and financial institutions. The technology is not only tamper-proof but also contains all essential information through highly secure components that is embedded in each card enabling data portability, security and ease of use.

Zebra Card Printers are easy to use and can produce a dual sided colour card in seconds containing a customized hologram for added security. The introduction of the printers helped the department to deal effectively and efficiently with the initial high demand. The new cards mean that relevant authorities can now quickly and easily access information through a simple hand held reader or scanning device.


The end result is a complete end to end solution that has utilized leading technology that has facilitated the automation of certain processes, as well as reducing both the time and costs associated with the production of driving licenses. The introduction of plastic cards means that the cards last longer and will have had a marked affect on security and detection of fraud.

Christophe Malgorn, Zebra Card Printer Solutions Sales Manager for the Middle East states that As criminals become more sophisticated, organizations need to do everything possible to protect against fraud. Zebra Card Printers make this achievable through the production of durable plastic cards that are easy to produce, but capable of delivering the very latest in high tech security features. In a recent gala dinner held to honour its partners the Dubai Police department presented EastNets with a certification of appreciation for the solution that they have provided.

Zebra Card Printer Solutions is a global manufacturer of choice for plastic card desktop printers at market-leading prices and sold by over 350 partners in 90 countries. Constant innovation at the company means that Zebras Card Printers meet growing market needs, from simple loyalty Cards to high security ID cards.


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