Posted by: Idioma Extra | September 21, 2010

Tuesday´s News

LaserCard Corporation To Produce Foreign Resident Cards In Costa Rica


LaserCard Corporation, a leading provider of secure ID solutions, has received a follow-on purchase order valued at approximately US$2.8 million to supply Costa Rica’s Immigration Authority with Foreign Resident Cards.

The credentials feature LaserCard’s optical security media, the same technology at the heart of the U.S. “Green Card.”

Delivery of cards is expected to be completed by the end of December 2010.

“We are pleased to see this regionally important border security program continue to expand,” said Robert DeVincenzi, President and CEO of LaserCard. “The Costa Rican government has shown leadership in its application of advanced, secure credential technology to the challenge of controlling illegal immigration.”

LaserCard’s advanced ID credentials are trusted by governments worldwide in a variety of ID card programs, including citizen ID, foreign resident ID, student ID, government employee ID, vehicle registration and driver licenses.

Word of the day
Pronunciation: \kri-ˈden(t)-shəl\
Origin:1425–75;  late ME credencial < ML crēdenti a credence-al1
1.Usually, credentials. evidence of authority, status, rights, entitlement to privileges, or the like, usually in written form: Only those with the proper credentials are admitted.
2. anything that provides the basis for confidence, belief, credit, etc.
–verb (used with object) grant credentials to, esp. educational and professional ones:
4.providing the basis for confidence, belief, credit, etc.

More Vocabulary
Follow-on: adj. being or relating to something that follows as a natural or logical consequence, development, or progression
Leadership: n. ability to lead
Optical: adj. of, pertaining to, or applying optics or the principles of optics
Provider: n. one that provides

Love those Phrasal Verbs!

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Asking the caller to hold:
The line’s free now. I’ll put you through.
I’m afraid the line’s busy. Would you like to call back later?
I’m afraid he/she isn’t available at the moment.
I’m afraid we don’t have anyone here by that name

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