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Finland Fujitsu to deliver card reader software for Population Register Centre’s certificate cards

Fujitsu Services Oy

marraskuuta 30, 2007

ICT services company Fujitsu Services Oy delivers card reader software to the Population Register Centre (PRC) for using certificate cards issued by it. The new card reader software is based on Fujitsu’s mPollux technology. The software delivery agreement was signed for five years.

The card reader software allows the holder of a PRC’s certificate card to use the card and the certificates on it for the public sector’s and private companies’ electronic services that require secure authentication. In addition, the card can be used for workstation logins, encrypting e-mails and providing electronic signature.

The software is operable with Microsoft Windows (32- and 64-bit), Mac OS and Linux operating systems and the commonly used browser, e-mail and other applications.

There are various types of PRC’s certificate cards, such as organisation cards utilising PRC’s organisation certificate. In addition, they include the chip ID card issued by the police, and the Visa Electron card of the OP Pohjola Group. There are currently some 25,000 cards with an organisation certificate, and some 150,000 cards with a Citizen Certificate in use. The so-called government certificates issued for public officials are currently being deployed throughout the government.

The new card reader software will be available at the beginning of 2008 for all PRC’s certificate card holders free of charge. The software can be downloaded from PRC’s website at

Further information:
System Integrator Erkki Wuoma, Population Register Centre, Tel. + 358 9 2291 6741
Department Manager Björn-Eric Svensson, Fujitsu, Tel. + 358 50 5549 115
Press contacts: Satu Pelttari, Fujitsu, Tel. + 358 45 7880 9624, satu.pelttari(at)

The Population Register Centre produces personal and building data services of the highest quality, as well as identification solutions for online services to cater for the different needs of society. The Centre develops and maintains the Population Information System, certificate services, the guardianship register and the Public Sector Contact Directory, and provides assistance for organising elections. The Centre employs some 120 people. Read more at:,

Date: 30 marraskuuta, 2007