DERMALOG has outfitted the Philippines Land Transportation Office (LTO) with a new online portal that will automate many of the agency’s core functions. The LTO oversees a number of different land transportation services for the country, including car registration, driver’s licenses, and the processing of the related fines and fees.
The new portal will allow Philippines residents to conduct all of their business online, without needing to make a trip to a physical LTO office. The new Land Transport Management System can be accessed on a computer, tablet, or smartphone, and supports biometric authentication through DERMALOG’s face and fingerprint recognition technology.
The LTO expects the new system to save time and money for its users. People who choose to take advantage of the system’s cashless online payment capabilities will not have to pay many of the processing fees associated with physical transactions, while employees will not need as much time to handle each request.
“The new LTO portal is one of the key steps on our way to becoming a frontline government agency showcasing fast and efficient public service for a progressive land transport sector,” said Assistant Secretary Edgar Galvante, the head of the LTO.
The new portal officially went live on May 18, and can field more than 1 million transactions per day thanks to the massive data center that DERMALOG built to support the system. That data center is located in Manila, and has a capacity in excess of 5 petabytes. The LTO also says that the new system can be integrated with other government services in the Philippines.
The update is in keeping with the Philippines’ broader interest in biometric technology. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) previously indicated that it would print 23 million biometric IDs in 2020, while the country’s election commission has been moving forward with biometric voter registration efforts using Gemalto technology.
May 19, 2020 – by Eric Weiss