Pangea wins Jamaican government international tender to build the country’s voter registry

Israeli-based Pangea IT, which specializes in the digital transformation of government and business services, has been awarded a tender from the Jamaican government to replace the biometric system for the country’s voter registry. The deal includes the complete build of an advanced biometric system, training and maintenance services.

As per the agreement, Pangea will provide the Electoral Commission of Jamaica with an integrated centralized biometric system. The solution will include installation, configuration, and commissioning of a multimodal automated biometric identification system (ABIS), based on two primary biometric identifiers: fingerprints and facial images, and all the attendant hardware and software components. As part of the project, Pangea will provide software for dozens of nationwide biometric registration systems and support the solution’s integration with existing legacy systems of the Electoral Commission, like the Elector Registration System (ERS).

The system will support up to four million voters in Jamaica. To ensure robust election security and negate the potential for voter fraud such as duplicate votes, or deceased voters, the system will utilize advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) based biometric technologies for identifying fingerprints and facial recognition. Further, Pangea is contracted by the Electoral Commission of Jamaica for five years, at which time it will provide continuous support and maintenance services.

The international tender called on global businesses to apply, and Pangea’s proposal was selected over several of the top international specialists in digital and biometric technologies for government services.

Over the last two decades, Pangea has worked with many governments, providing digital solutions for their population registries. The projects have enabled these governments to digitally provide e-ID cards, birth and death certificates, passports, visas, driver’s licenses, and other documents to tens of millions of citizens for the first time. This includes delivering services to people who were previously not registered on government systems and were unable to benefit from government services, pay taxes and benefit from the opportunities of social inclusion.

“In the past year, we have expanded our digital government services to Central American countries looking to advanced technologies to help them close the digital divide between them and their citizens,” says Uzy Rozenthal, Senior Vice President and Government Department Manager at Pangea. “Our team is already operating in Panama, Ecuador, and Guatemala, where we have signed several agreements and are actively looking to recruit country managers and sales and marketing staff.”

Following its success in Jamaica, Pangea is planning a more aggressive expansion into the South American market, a market that deals with similar challenges to their government counterparts in Central America and Africa.

Pangea assists Liberty Latin America in protecting its employees against the spread of COVID-19

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Israel’s Pangea, which specializes in digital transformation of government and business services, will supply workplace protection systems to Liberty Latin America, one of the leading communications companies in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Pangea multi-sensor solution integrates thermal imaging, video analytics and biometric access control technologies for screening large volumes of people entering buildings and public spaces.

The agreement calls for supplying thermal imaging systems for installation at various locations in Latin America and the Caribbean, where Liberty Latin America operates. Initial deployments have been completed at the company’s offices in Panama, Puerto Rico, Jamaica and Miami. Pangea has carried out similar installations at corporations in Israel and in Europe.

“Our integrated solution will provide Liberty Latin America with a means of monitoring the health of its employees and visitors entering their offices in order to help manage the spread and reduce the incidence of COVID-19,” says Assaf Kaminer (pictured above), Executive Vice President at Pangea. He adds that “biometric and thermal imaging technologies have been catching on rapidly following the South Korean success in flattening the infection curve.”

Pangea IT is a trusted global supplier of digital identity, security, and e-Payment solutions. The company specializes in the digital transformation of government services and enterprise business operations. Pangea’s technology solutions simplify e-government procedures; improve availability and accessibility to public services, and increase public sector efficiency, governance, and transparency. The company’s portfolio includes dozens of large-scale, public sector digital identity projects and millions of authenticated documents, certificates, and personal identity cards. Pangea maintains regional offices worldwide, and a research and development center located at the company headquarters in Israel.