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SPS introduces anti-skimming security features for biometric passports

SPS introduces anti-skimming security features for biometric passports

Smart Packaging Solutions (SPS) announced its new and active anti-skimming solution to secure electronic passport data. S-Lock, a patented solution, is an active jamming device designed to protect citizens’ secure data from hacking through RFID waves.

According to the announcement, the SPS R&D team used its knowledge in inductive coupling to create a solution, which “scrambles” the electromagnetic signal when a passport is closed. This is an ‘active solution’ making it inherently more efficient than any shield or ‘passive solution’. The company notes that this solution has already been adopted by a major country government and volume deployment is ongoing.

The S-Lock solution can be added as an option for any passport inlay. The S-Lock device is based on the same material as SPS standard e-Boost antenna, with the same performance reliability.

SPS has previously delivered passport inlays for counties including the Philippines, Algeria, France, Peru, Uruguay, Benin and Djibouti.

A report from Technavio last year found that the ePassport market will grow 26% CAGR through 2021.

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