Biometrics firm JENETRIC optimizes interaction between LIVETOUCH quattro scanner and user

At next week’s connect:ID conference in Washington, D.C., German biometrics firm JENETRIC will be showcasing the new functions of its ID flat scanner, the LIVETOUCH quattro. In a statement, the company says the interaction between the scanner and user has been further optimized. The user is guided through the fingerprint recording process and typical errors within the fingerprint capture process are identified and animations displayed directly on the scanner’s screen help the user to achieve high quality fingerprint images. For

Turkey to begin producing new biometric passports in March

In preparation for the potential lifting of visa regulations for Turkish residents traveling to the EU’s Schengen countries, starting from late 2016, the Turkish government said it will renew both its official identity cards and passports, according to a report by Hurriyet Daily News. The Turkish delegation told the EU Commission it is currently working toward renewing biometric passports and listened to advice from their counterparts, according to diplomatic sources. Turkey has already acquired printing machines to produce the biometric

CardLogix intros ID credential validation software for passports and MRTDs

CardLogix announced it is now offering PassCheck, an ID credential validation software for passport and machine readable travel document (MRTD) verification. PassCheck is an out-of-the-box product that securely validates an International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) travel document. The solution enables digital certificate matching traveler to issuing country, with full support for ePassport PKI validation. PassCheck reads credential data from an Identity Credential chip, decrypts it, and then validates the credential’s data and signature with the stored digital certificate against the

Oberthur Technologies to provide Nepal with digital passports and enrolment stations

Oberthur Technologies (OT) announced that it has been selected by the Nepalese government to provide 2.5 million machine-readable passports (MRP) and 50 Live Enrollment Center (LEC) enrollment stations across 10 global locations as well as in the Department of Passports in Katmandu. The move expands on Nepal’s long-term partnership with OT in which the company provided the country with 4.5 million MRP over the last five years. With this latest contract, OT will provide the Nepalese government with the next

Vision-Box deploys ABC eGates at two Bulgarian international airports

Vision-Box announced it has deployed its latest generation of Automated Border Control eGates at Bulgaria’s Varna and Burgas International Airports to optimize passenger processing for its more than one and two million travelers per year. The biometric upgrades to the airports are part of a contract co-financed by the Bulgarian Ministry of Interior and EU, under Action 5 – ”Establishing automated border control for EU citizens”, Annual Program 2012-2013 of the External Borders Fund. As a result, all passengers with

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