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Securitydocumentworld.com is the premier portal worldwide for providing cutting-edge and fully-researched news and information to all those involved in the security document business. The site’s main focus is on the design, manufacture, personalization and use of documents such as passports, ID cards (of all varieties), visas and driving licenses, but it also covers a host of other security documents and vertical markets such as border control.

Latest News

PKI market set for growth 30 July 2014

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan finds PKI market earned revenues of US$357.4 million in 2013 and estimates this to reach US$532.8 million in 2017. 

TSA programme moves to UES platform 29 July 2014

MorphoTrust USA completes transition of the Transportation Security Administration’s Hazardous Materials Endorsement Threat Assessment Program to the new Universal Enrollment Services (UES) platform. 

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ABnote wins Oz healthcare deal 28 July 2014

ABnote Australasia unit wins its first national healthcare card programme.

88 companies in the running for 2014 SESAMES 25 July 2014

Organisers November's CARTES Secure Connexions show reveal 88 companies have registered 129 submissions representing 338 applications for this year’s SESAMES awards.

SmartGate expansions aid Singaporean travellers 24 July 2014

SmartGate use will be permanently expanded to eligible Singapore nationals arriving at any of Australia's eight major airports.

Zimbabwe clears air on passport replacement plan 24 July 2014

The Zimbabwean government has refuted claims that Registrar-General Tobaiwa Mudede said its citizens should be allowed to use national IDs as travel documents instead of passports.

Philippines to install hundreds of new passport readers 24 July 2014

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) in the Philippines is set to install 220 new passport readers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and other ports of entry.

IHMA targets China growth 23 July 2014

The global trade body representing hologram producers and suppliers has launched a new initiative to raise its profile in China and promote the benefits of the technology to brand owners.

BIO-key and Experian collaborate on ID 23 July 2014

BIO-key International enters strategic relationship with Experian Public Sector.

DVLA scraps paper counterpart 22 July 2014

DVLA says from January 2015 it will no longer issue the paper counterpart to photocard driving licenses.

HID Global teams with Eid Passport 21 July 2014

HID Global seals a deal to supply its ActivID Credential Management System to Eid Passport for its new PIV-I managed service.

Jim Ousley joins Identiv board 18 July 2014

James ‘Jim’ Ousley to join Identiv board of directors from 31 July 2014.

Madrid SAC ePassport interoperability tests throw up mixed results 17 July 2014

The results from the most recent SAC interoperability tests in Madrid have been released with improved performance, but some "astonishing" results.

Kyrgyzstan to register citizens' biometrics - paves the way for ePassports 17 July 2014

The President of Kyrgyzstan has signed into law a plan to register the biometrics of all Kyrgyz Republic citizens over the age of 16 by August 2015. It is expected that biometric passports will be issued from 2016.

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Latest Features

Electronic Driver's Licenses: Driving towards the future

eDLs present a significant opportunity for issuing authorities to provide meaningful services to motorists. At the same time, these new licenses can simplify administration, provide higher-quality data and services, and can make organizations more efficient. NXP reports.

Looking at the future of travel - The fourth generation of ePassport

The next evolution of the ePassort standard will introduce the ability to add data to the electronic component of the passport post issue, in order to load and read information such as biometric data or electronic visas and entry/exit stamps during its lifetime. Gemalto discusses the importance of selecting the right partners and suppliers for this task.

Taking a holistic approach for government ID card programs

Organizations need to take more of a holistic approach when selecting the right desktop printer for a government ID program – part of this includes the print technology, but it also includes the quality of the card, durability and security features put on the card, and overall cost of the program. Datacard reports…

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