Tag Archives: Biometric passport
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New Gibraltar eID cards to be supplied by Mühlbauer this summer

The Chief Minister of Gibraltar Fabian Picardo, alongside Minister Paul Balban unveiled a new eID card. The new electronic ID cards will be used for travel and as part of an overall strategy to develop the government’s plans for e-government services. The new eID Card, supplied by German security expert Mühlbauer, has many enhanced security […]

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Gemalto launches unique ultra-thin electronic passport inlay and cover

Gemalto has launched the Sealys Premium inlays and eCovers for electronic passports, a new innovative solution that delivers more flexibility in their bookbinding operations, as well as enhanced aesthetic qualities. Unique to Gemalto, Sealys Premium inlays and eCovers will enable national printers to optimize the efficiency of their manufacturing processes whilst creating ePassports that are […]

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Infineon awarded for the fastest electronic passport to date

Infineon has introduced a new security controller for electronic passports (ePassports), featuring the industry’s highest memory density and data transfer rate. The new SLE78 with ‘Integrity Guard’ technology offers more than three times memory space for secure storage of personal and biometric data as well as for electronic visas or entry and exit stamps, which […]

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Latecomer Belgium announces ePassport, Gemalto & Zetes ink contracts

Belgium was the last of the EU Member States to issue biometric passports and had been reprimanded by the EU Court of Justice for being more than three years late to comply with the EU requirements. Nearly a year after being taken to court, Belgium has chosen its suppliers and announcements state that it will […]

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French eDriver license uses Infineon’s security chips with ‘Integrity Guard’

Infineon Technologies supplies the security chips for the new electronic driving license (eDriver license) issued in France as of September 2013. The new polycarbonate smart card successively replacing the traditional paper document contains an embedded SLE78 microprocessor with ‘Integrity Guard’. The microprocessor securely stores biometric and personal data of the license holder protecting his or […]

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This eGate looks out for you …

By Bernd Mainzer, Atos Electronic Machine Readable Travel Documents (eMRTDs), as defined in the ICAO Document 9303 and particularly ePassports, allow a high degree of border security and automation. This is one of the reasons why, in 2012, more than 104 countries issued ePassports and the number is increasing steadily. At the same time, the […]

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PAV inlays well positioned for future SAC requirements

With ID security requirements constantly evolving, many governments are looking to integrate the new security standard SAC (Supplemental Access Control) in their national ID documents from 2015. In comparison to the currently used standard EAC (Extended Access Control), SAC offers higher security features like, amongst others, asymmetric cryptographic protocols. Because of this development, during this […]

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Survey: The future of identification – Experts go for contactless

Almost every country has been investing in electronic passports for years in order to make international travel safer. Using RFID technology makes it possible to read data wirelessly and to increase counterfeit protection. This is why many countries are currently trying to define standards for future ID documents. According to PAV Card’s and rfid ready’s […]

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