US mobile Operator to distribute Precise Biometrics’ Tactivo

The Operator has placed an initial order of 5,000 Tactivo units for March delivery

The Operator will in Q1 start to offer Tactivo to their extensive base of US Government and Corporate customers. Through their comprehensive sales force, Tactivo will get substantial exposure to our core geographic and segment markets. The Operator will launch and make public their Tactivo initiative later in March.

The Tactivo devices will provide the Operator’s customers the ability to use government mandated PIV credentials for remote access on mobile devices. A very important driver of this agreement is the expectation that before the end of the Government budget year in September 2013, a new policy will be announced, mandating the use of the PIV credentials for all Government employees and Government contractors on Mobile devices. This relates directly to some of the previously launched Cyber Security initiatives, which was even emphasized in February by President Obama in his State of the Union address. We expect this area to remain an important focal project within US Government in the coming years, despite for the current reductions in public spending.

CEO & President of Precise Biometrics, Thomas Marschall says, “We consider the agreement with this leading Operator, soon to be named, a breakthrough milestone and a very important endorsement of our line of Tactivo products. Their marketing and sales resources are unmatched in the market wherefore we have very high expectations to this partnership, especially considering the size of the Government market”.

There are currently a total of 5.6 million Government employees and Contractors requiring PIV credentials. The majority of these have already been issued a PIV card, and they will be subjected to this new mandatory requirement for implementation on mobile platforms used for remote access.

Thomas Marschall continues “US Government compliance with the new mandate will remain a cornerstone of our Tactivo strategy for 2013 and onwards. With our ambitious Product Roadmap including the introduction of an Android and even other platform enabled Tactivo products in the coming quarters, we will be able to cover the full scope of devices uses by US Government employees. As such we consider ourselves market leader within mobile smartcard readers. Even outside the US Government segment we continue to see a strong and positive development, the results of which will start to materialize in spring of this year.”

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