November 2, 2012 -
According to the firm, the electronic data page is attached to the ePassport booklet through a patented and robust page binding element, and is designed for a lifespan of 10 years. Issuance of passports with an electronic polycarbonate data page started in January 2008. The chip stores personal data, a facial image and two fingerprints of the document holder.
The latest contract builds upon a 2008 agreement which engaged Trüb to supply highly secure polycarbonate data pages with embedded chip to the Lithuanian Personalisation Center of Identity Documents.
The data pages are integrated into the Lithuanian passport booklets by UAB Garsu Pasaulis and then personalized by the Personalisation Center of Identy Documents, which is part of the country’s Ministry of Internal Affairs.
“It is widely recognised that the Lithuanian biometric passports are a valuable indicator of the country’s distinctive attitude to security-oriented innovation,” said a Ministry of Internal Affairs official.
ePassports, also known as “biometric passports” contain an electronic chip that is encoded with surname, given name, date of birth, place of birth and gender information. It also includes a digital picture of the bearer’s face. Signatures are not reproduced on the chip.