WAALWIJK, The Netherlands, December 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Technology company IAI in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, a subsidiary of the stock listed company DOCDATA N.V. in Waalwijk, the Netherlands, will supply four BookMaster One systems for the personalisation of passports to a country in Europe.

IAI's principal is a local subsidiary of 3M Company located in St. Paul (Minneapolis, USA). The 3M subsidiary will acquire the systems within the framework of a government order. At request of the principal, IAI will not announce which European country it concerns.

BookMaster One systems perform the entire personalisation of the passport in one pass through the machine, including a quality verification of all processing done. Thus, the system is able to turn blank passports offered to the machine, into fully personalised passports ready for issuing. BookMaster One systems are already employed in the personalisation of Swiss and Ukrainian passports and will also be used for the personalisation of Swedish and Algerian passports. Other IAI systems are employed in the processing of passports for countries such as: The Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, United Kingdom, Costa Rica, Ireland, Sweden, Estonia and Canada.

Being a leading equipment supplier to the Security Printing market, IAI also supplies systems for securing and/or personalisation of ID-cards, driver licences, banknotes, diplomas and other security documents.

Technology company IAI also offers laser processing systems for producers of solar cells or modules.

DOCDATA N.V. is listed at the NYSE Euronext and exists of two different organisations:

Technology Company IAI (http://www.iai.nl) is a high tech engineering company specialised in developing and building machines for very accurate and high speed processing of all kinds of products and materials. IAI delivers clients globally in the following sectors:

- securing and personalising of security documents

- processing of packaging materials

- processing of solar cells and modules

- processing of other materials (such as motion picture subtitling)

Internet Service Company docdata (http://www.docdata.com) is an European market leader with a strong basis in The Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom, and exists of four divisions:

- docdata commerce

- docdata payments

- docdata fulfilment

- docdata media


Further information: DOCDATA N.V., M.F.P.M. Alting von Geusau, CEO, Tel. +31-416-631-100