Oberthur Technologies to supply identity solution for Mexican ePassport

February 19, 2013 - 

Oberthur Technologies has been selected by the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Relations to supply a high-tech identity solution for the new Mexican passport.

Oberthur will support the Mexican government in implementing an ePassport for all citizens, through a complete solution for state-of-the-art personalization, combining a high-level secure component and dedicated technical equipment.

As we reported previously, Suprema Inc, has been selected to provide passport readers and authentication devices for Mexico’s ePassport project.

The project, steered by the Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores of Mexico (SRE), aims to develop an electronic passport issuing system for 2.7 million electronic passports across all 32 states in Mexico, including the Federal District of Mexico City. In the future, the SRE plans to expand this electronic passport issuing system to embassies overseas.

According to the company, Oberthur is a trusted partner of numerous governments in South America for identity solutions and has provided identity documents in Brazil, Guatemala, Honduras, Peru and Nicaragua.

“Oberthur Technologies is proud of the confidence shown by the Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriories in Mexico for the implementation of the new secure passport,” Patrick W. Hearn, VP Government ID Markets-Americas said. “For Mexican citizens, this new passport is a big step forward, in optimum secure identity and an assurance of reliability.”

Reported in BiometricUpdate.com, Oberthur, along with Morpho, won an international call for tenders from the Finnish National Police Board to supply the country’s new ePassports.


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