|[June 11, 2014]
Smartmatic to Provide Election Services in Brazil
SAO PAULO, Brazil --(Business Wire)--
Smartmatic, the world's leading voting technology and services provider,
has been awarded a contract by Brazil´s Superior Electoral Court (TSE),
to guarantee data and voice communications in the 15 most isolated
states during the general elections to be held in October.
The Smartmatic-led consortium -Smartitec- will be deploying 1,424
Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) SABRE satellite terminals to help
the TSE conduct the elections. Thanks to their portability and ease of
operation, these devices are crucial to reach voters who live in rural
"Enfranchising voters in the most remote areas of the fifth largest
country of the planet is the kind of project that gives a special
meaning to what Smartmatic does. We are thrilled to participate again in
a Brazilian election working alongside one of the most foward-looking
electoral commissions in the world", said Antonio Mugica, CEO for
Having already successfully provided portable terminals for elections in
Argentina, Brazil and the Philippines, Smartmatic is today the biggest
single owner of BGAN terminals and antennas in the world.
For decades, Brazil has been a frontrunner in election modernization. In
1996 it began using electronic voting machines to enhance efficiency and
transparency. Today, its automated election platform encompasses
biometric authentication, voting, transmission, consolidation, awarding
and publication of results.
Smartmatic will be providing a complete suite of services to facilitate
communications. Services to be rendered include: configuration and
deployment of the BGAN terminals; training of the appointed TSE
instructors; maintenance of the equipment; creation of a Call Center via
an "800" number, to provide technical support.
We focus on creating technology and offering services that have a
profound social impact. In helping governments run better elections, we
have processed over 2.3 billion auditable, secret and secure votes in
more than 3,500 fraud-free elections. Our innovative approach to
elections has made us the leader in the electronic voting industry
worldwide in terms of revenue, profit, product offering, geographical
presence and technological advancement.
We employ over 800 people in the US, UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Mexico,
Barbados, Haiti, Brazil, Panama, Venezuela, Philippines, India and
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