Gemalto to provide secure driver’s license cards for Atlantic provinces of Canada

Gemalto has won four contracts to provide new, highly-secure polycarbonate driver’s licenses to residents of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island and help transition the provinces from an over-the-counter issuance process to a secure central issuance. According to a CBC report, the contract is worth $11.5 million. Gemalto will also implement an enrollment solution that includes photo capture, digital signature pad, and a facial biometrics recognition system compliant with ICAO standards, providing a foundation for

Gemalto delivers biometric passport solution to East Timor

Gemalto has partnered with the East Timor government to start issuing biometric passports to its citizens. Gemalto’s end-to-end solution includes the ICAO-compliant ePassports and a suite of tools including easy enrollment, biometric data capture, de-duplication of redundant biometric information, disaster and data recovery, as well as a full turnkey public key infrastructure and secure issuance of the document. Gemalto and its local partner, Visi Mitra Unipessoal Lda, are to provide support and maintenance services and KOMSCO has been subcontracted to

Imprimerie Nationale Group delivers multi-biometric ID documents platform for Republic of Djibouti

In an effort to modernize and harmonize the ID document production and issuance process, the Imprimerie Nationale Group has deployed a multi-biometric ID documents platform for the Republic of Djibouti. This fully scalable multi-ID documents solution allows for the issuance of: biometric passports for Djibouti citizens; resident permit cards for foreigners, and; visas. The biometric ID documents are compliant with the international ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) standards in order to facilitate the travel of Djiboutians throughout the world. They

Veridos wins Jordan passport contract

Veridos announced today that the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has awarded the company a multi-year contract to produce and deliver machine-readable passports that meet the requirements set out by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for international travel. “Giesecke & Devrient, one of our parent companies, has been providing passports to Jordan since 2012. We are very pleased that with this new contract the partnership can continue via Veridos,” said Veridos CEO Hans Wolfgang Kunz. Veridos is a joint venture

ICAO announces ninth symposium and exhibition on MRTDs, biometrics and border security

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has just announced its ninth symposium and exhibition on machine readable travel documents, biometrics and border security. The symposium, MRTD2013, is set to talk place in Montreal at the ICAO headquarters from October 22-24, 2013. According to the organization, this year’s symposium will focus on the benefits of implementing Automated Border Control systems based on ICAO standards and specifications, as well as the benefits of using effective inspection toolks like the ICAO Public Key

ICAO announces seminar on machine readable travel documents, biometrics and ID

The International Civil Aviation Organization, in conjunction with the government of Sint Maarten is set to hold a Regional Seminar on machine readable travel documents, biometrics and identification management in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten in the West Indes, from July 9-11, 2013. According to the ICAO, this regional seminar aims to assist member states in North American, Central American and Caribbean regions in implementing machine readable travel document specification and related ICAO standards and recommended practices. Specifically, the seminar will address the

Vision-Box S.A. demos products at ICAO event

Vision-Box S.A., a leader in automated border control systems and electronic identity solutions, will be exhibiting at the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Eighth Symposium and Exhibition on MRTDs, Biometrics and Security Standards in Montreal, Canada, from October 10-12, 2012. Vision-Box will showcase its groundbreaking solutions for border control and ID management. The firm will demonstrate its best-of-breed products including the vb e-pass kiosk and the vb e-pass desktop units, which are tailored for mass enrolment, and the vb e-pass portable