Tag Archives: Identity document

VIDEO: Contactless competence by IFX Austria

Contactless technology for smart card applications, ranging from secure ID to payment and ticketing, has to stay on the cutting edge at all times. With contactless technology smart objects make life convenient for the user, helping governments and private sector businesses to roll out suitable solutions across all applications. Infineon’s contactless competence center is based […]

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Frost & Sullivan awards Infineon’s Coil on Module technology

Based on its recent analysis of the smart card solutions market, Frost & Sullivan recognises Infineon Technologies AG (Infineon) with the 2013 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation Leadership. Infineon has developed the flexible ‘Coil on Module’ chip package and related card antenna designs to accelerate introduction of cards that can be […]

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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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Identive disposes of non-core businesses; Government ID solutions remain significant

Identive’s Board of Directors has approved the sale of non-core businesses as part of a plan to simplify the company’s organizational architecture and enhance its focus on high-growth products and markets. Within the next few months, the company expects to execute agreements to sell its Multicard U.S. business as well as the assets related to […]

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Digital Identifications Solutions becomes Matica Technologies AG

Silicon Trust Partner Digital Identification Solutions AG will begin operating under the new name Matica Technologies AG. While the name change is effective immediately, other elements of the new brand identity will be transitioned in phases over the next year. The Group confirms with this step its company strategy with the global availability of its […]

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Kosovo Contactless ID Card – security made in Germany

  The Republic of Kosovo has chosen Giesecke & Devrient to manufacture and deliver its multifunctional, electronic, and entirely contactless smart ID cards – only 3 months after the company won the contract to manufacture the country’s new electronic passports.. As prime contractor, the Munich-based technology company is assuming responsibility for all aspects of project […]

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Datacard to supply personalisation solution for South Africa ID

The Government Printing Works in South Africa will be utilizing the Datacard® MX series card issuance and delivery systems for its new smart ID card program, improving the  security and efficiency in the personalisation and issuance process. Replacing their current green bar-coded paper ID books, South Africans will be able to receive a smart ID […]

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Silicon Trust welcomes PWPW as new partner in the program

The Silicon Trust Board is delighted to welcome PWPW as a partner to the Silicon Trust. PWPW is a commercial company, entirely owned by the Polish Treasury, with a long tradition and extensive experience in providing security printing solutions. The company offers modern, secure products and solutions as well as highest quality services which ensure […]

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AKD starts production of EU-compliant Croatian national ID card

With the Republic of Croatia joining the  EU,  the New Croatian eID card bill was passed in the process of harmonization with relevant and applicable international guidelines and standards. The  Government of the Republic of Croatia and the Croatian Ministry of Interior commenced the first phase of the implementation of New Croatian eID card project […]

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Latest research project develops security components for future ID cards

After three years of co-operation,  a group of experts including Bundesdruckerei GmbH, Bayer MaterialScience and the Fraunhofer institutes IZM, IAP and EMFT, brought the “SECUDIS” joint research project to a successful conclusion. As part of this project, security components for ID documents have been researched and developed which will be used in future product developments. […]

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US: PIV paves the way for the private sector

By John Piccininni, Identive Group, Inc Since launching the HSPD-12 (Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12, Policy for a Common Identification Standard for federal employees and Contractors) secure credentialing program in 2004, millions of smart cards have been issued to U.S. Government employees, military personnel and contractors. As a result, the government has streamlined and standardized […]

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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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