Scottish Government chooses smartcard supplier

Friday February 3rd, 2012

According to media reports, the Scottish Government has chosen Novacard for a new £2.2m smartcard contract.

Computing is reporting that the German company will supply three million smartcards over the next four years, toScotland’s local authorities.

The Scottish public sector has implemented a National Entitlement Card (NEC) scheme allowing Scottish citizens to have a multi-application smartcard as a means of accessing public services.

Its thought that the cards are intended to be used for major services, such as Transport Scotland and local government services.

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