UK awards contract to WorldReach with partners to introduce secure Emergency Travel Document system
(Ottawa, ON – January 28, 2009)
WorldReach Software, the consular software solutions provider, partnering with Logica as prime contractor and De La Rue has been selected by the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to introduce secure and internationally recognised Emergency Travel Documents (ETDs). The programme called BRIDGE (BRitish Identity Document Generating Equipment) is a modernization of passport services designed to better serve British nationals traveling abroad. The new system is based on the PassportReach application from WorldReach Software, designed to support all aspects of overseas secure document issuance replacing a manual issuing process.
“The UK BRIDGE programme contract win is a tremendous validation of the secure passport issuance process using our PassportReach application,” said Gordon Wilson, President of WorldReach Software. “Through our interactions with Ministries of Foreign Affairs worldwide, we are seeing a move towards further securing the Passport management process abroad.”
WorldReach Software supplies consular software used by an excess of 3000 daily users in over 700 sites, making it the leading company providing global consular software solutions for Foreign Affairs. WorldReach Software helps ensure traveler safety and security worldwide through its technology solutions for both government consular organizations as well as individual travelers. Customers include the Ministries of Foreign Affairs from Canada, Ireland, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain and United Kingdom.
For more information, please contact: Shelley Bryen 1-613-742-6482 www.worldreach.com