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Denmark Fujitsu to deliver card reader software for Population Register Centre's certificate cards

November 30, 2007

ICT services company Fujitsu Services Oy delivers card reader software to the Population Register Centre (VRK) 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 VRK'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 VRK's certificate cards, such as organisation cards utilising VRK'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 VRK's certificate card holders free of charge. The software can be downloaded from VRK's website at

About The Vaasan & Vaasan Group

The Vaasan & Vaasan Group is the leading bakery business in Finland and the Baltic region, and the second-largest Nordic operator in bake-off products. Vaasan & Vaasan is the largest thin crisp and second-largest crisp bread producer in the world. The companys' crisp bread products are sold under the FINN CRISP brand in over 50 countries in the world.The Group consists of Vaasan & Vaasan Oy in Finland, A/S Leibur in Estonia, A/S Hanzas Maiznicas in Latvia, UAB Vilniaus Duona in Lithuania and Nordic Bake Off AB in Sweden. Each Baltic subsidiary is the market leader in its own country, while Nordic Bake Off AB is the second-largest producer of bake-off products in Sweden.In 2006 the Group had a turnover of approximately EUR 334 million and it employed some 3,450 people.

About Fujitsu Services Oy

Fujitsu Services Oy is the leading ICT services supplier in Finland. With its cutting edge ICT service models Patja and Sohva, the company facilitates the day-to-day operations of its customers in Finland and abroad by assuming the overall responsibility for the support services, operation and development of the customers' IT infrastructure and operational applications. Fujitsu's other areas of expertise include mobile work services, electronic services as well as Microsoft, SAP and EMC Documentum based solutions.The Finland based ICT services company Fujitsu's net sales for the financial year that ended in March 2009 amounted to 395 million euros. The company employs nearly 2,700 people in Finland and the Baltic countries. Fujitsu Finland is part of the global Fujitsu Group, one of the largest ICT services providers on a global scale. Our specialist network comprises 175,000 employees in 70 countries. Patja and Sohva are registered trademarks of Fujitsu Services Oy. Read more at:,

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Date: 30 November, 2007