Swedish lottery operator Svenska Spel is upgrading its lottery terminals with the help of France-based Safran Identity and Security.
Svenska Spel renewed its partnership with the electronic security solutions provider, and in the process, acquired 3,000 lottery terminals including middleware application, a download server and associated services.
Under the contract, Safran Identity and Security will provide its latest Elite lottery terminal that makes use of a cutting-edge imaging technology—essentially, a camera—which offers high efficiency, reliability and user-friendliness for retailers.
According to Safran, its Elite terminal includes enhanced services such as the authentication of ID documents and retailers through the fingerprint recognition. The middleware supplied with these terminals as well as the download server will be developed in partnership with Lotsys, a subsidiary of the French lottery operator, la Française des Jeux.
“Safran has been a long time partner of Svenska Spel, and we are pleased to extend this cooperation which enables us to continue investing in our current platform in order to strengthen and secure our future success within retail,” said Jörgen Olofsson, CIO of Svenska Spel.
Safran develops innovative technologies for the public and private sectors, including identity management, secure transactions and public security solutions. Currently, more than 50,000 units of the Elite terminal have been sold throughout Europe.