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Intercede Group PLC
08 January 2009

8 January 2009


('Intercede' or 'the Company')

Intercede Technology Platform Used by Queensland Police

Intercede (LON: IGP) is pleased to announce that Thales e-Security has been awarded a contract to supply the Queensland Police Service (QPS) with an agency/Service wide identity card solution. The solution provided to the QPS uses the Thales SafeSign Management server, which is built on Intercede's MyID Identity and Credential Management Platform.

The announcement released by Thales is set out below and can also be found online at

Thales announced today that the Queensland Police Service (QPS) has acquired its smartcard solution to issue identity cards for access to the QPS computer networks and entry into key QPS buildings. 

Thales, leader in the security of identity solutions as well as information and communication systems security, announced today that the Queensland Police Service (QPS) has acquired its smartcard solution to issue identity cards for access to the QPS computer networks and entry into key QPS buildings. 

In addition to its dominant position in the payment transaction security market, the contract highlights the growth of Thales's identity and, information and communications systems security business in 
Australia, based on its innovative technologies.  It also builds on the company's previous success providing access control solutions for the headquarters of a leading local retail group, plus the accreditation and access control system for the 2007 APEC summit.

The solution provided to the QPS, which uses Thales SafeSign*, includes identity smartcards for access to every QPS computer across the state, as well as entry into key headquarter buildings. As part of the solution, Thales is also providing card readers, card management software and specialised smartcard printers.

The smartcards, supplied by Thales, are compliant with both GlobalPlatform and ISO 24727 standards, providing QPS with an industry standards-based solution.
 Thales will deliver the project with the support of Salt Group, a Thales SafeSign implementation partner. Salt Group will provide the ongoing maintenance and support for the software. 

Chris Jenkins, Thales Australia's Managing Director, said: 'The contract was a strategic step forward for the company's commercial strategy in civil security. We are demonstrating our strength and versatility by building our civil business across a range of industries. Thales is a global leader in identification security solutions and, over the coming years, we expect to see more customers in Australia realise the significant benefits our solutions deliver to protecting assets as well as improving operational efficiencies. This contract builds upon our global success in national identity schemes, which include countries such as UKMorocco, and many countries across Africa.'

Notes to Editors

*SafeSign is an identity management, user authentication and transaction security solution that enables customers to securely authenticate user identities and digitally sign business transactions. Utilising the latest web technology, SafeSign is user friendly and easy to configure and manage. Based on international standards for e-business and security, SafeSign removes the need for proprietary systems and enables customers to meet the highest levels of security.

Created to offer multi-channel advanced authentication for secure applications, SafeSign can be used by many applications in different parts of the business, supporting a wide range of digital identities, including the SafeSign Personal Security Module. It is unique in providing support for multiple authentication schemes within a single application - adding multiple layers of security to customers' existing authentication operations and transaction processing with minimum integration effort.

About Thales 

Thales is a leading international electronics and systems group, addressing Defence, Aerospace and Security markets worldwide. Thales's leading-edge technology is supported by 22 000 R&D engineers who offer a capability unmatched in Europe to develop and deploy field-proven mission-critical information systems. To this end, the group's civil and military businesses develop in parallel and share a common base of technologies to serve a single objective: the security of people, property and nations. The group builds its growth on its unique multi-domestic strategy based on trusted partnerships with national customers and market players, while leveraging its global expertise to support local technology and industrial development. Thales employs 68 000 people in 50 countries with revenues in 2007 of € 12.3 billion

About Intercede

Intercede is the producer of the MyID® Identity and Credential Management System (IDCMS). Intercede's MyID is the only IDCMS software product that enables organizations to easily and securely manage the identities of people and their associated identity credentials within a single, integrated, workflow driven platform. This includes enabling and managing: secure registration, biometric capture, application vetting and approval through to smart card personalization, issuance and management.

Intercede's MyID is being used around the world by large corporations, governments and banks to manage millions of identities for employees, citizens and customers. Notable deployments in the US include 10 Federal Agencies, a programme with Lockheed Martin and two major US financial institutions. In Europe and the Middle East, Intercede's MyID is being deployed in support of government identity, health and corporate employee ID security projects.

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