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SPS inductive coupling technology gaining market recognition for versatile card manufacturing


Smart Packaging Solutions’ (SPS’) inductive coupling technology eBoost has recently obtained new references, which the company says makes it recognized by ID document manufacturers and issuers on five continents.

Issuers have used SPS eBoost’s versatile technology to issue various kinds of cards, including identity cards compliant or non-compliant with IAS standards, driving licenses, agent cards, permanent resident cards, and multifunction cards such as for ID and payments, according to the announcement. The process is compatible with all materials used for ID documents, such as PET, PVC, and Polycarbonate. By providing a single technology to support all communication standards and plastic supports, the company says card manufacturers can easily adapt to project requirements.

A Mexican state government is using SPS eBoost for dual interface smart driver’s licenses, made with composite PET/PVC material. In Ghana, multi-application, dual interface ID cards are based on eBoost, as well as multiple SPS security options. The government of the Maldives has decided to issue dual interface cards to act as ICAO-compliant travel documents and Mastercard biometric debit cards issued by the Bank of Maldives. Government agent cards for police and gendarmerie forces in France made with SPS eBoost provide physical and logical access control.

“We’re proud to see our technology recognized by so many governments, card issuers and card manufacturers,” says SPS Marketing Director for ID Products Dominique Charrie. “This demonstrates that our eBoost inductive coupling technology brings unprecedented advantages in terms of flexibility, reliability and logistics gains for all players in the ID market segment.”

SPS also developed an anti-skimming feature for dual interface payment cards to reassure customers nervous about the security of contactless technology.

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