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Carolina Martinez joins Versasec 25 April 2018

Versasec hires Carolina Martinez as its director of US Operations. 

HID launches eID cards for ECOWAS 25 April 2018

HID Global launches solution for national eID cards that complies with recommendations of Economic Community of West African States


Gemalto confirms UK passport win 23 April 2018

Gemalto confirms it has won the UK Home Office tender for the production of the next generation of British passports and associated services. 

HID Global teams up with Microsoft 20 April 2018

HID Global announces next step in its collaboration with Microsoft.

Giesecke+Devrient reports higher earnings 19 April 2018

Security technology group Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) has reported that it exceeded the record revenue achieved in the previous year, with a rise of more than 2%.

De La Rue concedes in British passport row 18 April 2018

British passport maker De La Rue is dropping an appeal against a decision to give Gemalto the lost out on a contract for the post-Brexit blue British ePassport.

Device Authority joins MULTOS Consortium 18 April 2018

Device Authority joins MULTOS Consortium as a Partner Member.

Commission proposes biometrics with ID cards 18 April 2018

European Commission adopts new security proposals.

China launches mobile ID authentication chips 17 April 2018

China’s Ministry of Public Security issued the first batch of 50,000 smart chip cards in Gongqing City of Jiangxi Province.

New CFO for IDEMIA 16 April 2018

Laurent Lemaire becomes IDEMIA's Chief Financial Officer.

Optaglio launches security hologram design training 16 April 2018

High-resolution security holograms firm Optaglio has started a program of training and cooperation with young designers. 

SPS doubles its production capacity 12 April 2018

Smart Packaging Solutions (SPS), which develops contactless and dual interface card manufacturing technologies, has doubled its production capacity between 2016 and 2018. 

secunet wins Estonia deal 12 April 2018

secunet supplies biometric middleware to the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the country’s border control authority. 

SITA installs ABC kiosks for Mexican airports 11 April 2018

The Mexican government contracted air transportation IT provider SITA to roll out 100 automated border control (ABC) kiosks at three major airports across the country including Mexico City, Cancun and Los Cabos airports.

FIDO Alliance and W3C claim standards milestone 11 April 2018

 FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium announce progress in bringing simpler yet stronger web authentication to users around the world. 

Sudarsana Rao joins Elyctis as global sales director 10 April 2018

ID card and ePassport reader firm Elyctis has announced the appointment of Sudarsana Rao as global sales director.

Applied DNA to debut security print platform solution 10 April 2018

Applied DNA Sciences will debut its security print platform solution featuring the Videojet 1860M continuous inkjet (CIJ) printer at an upcoming trade show.

Over 60 airports in China using facial recognition tech 09 April 2018

An increasing number of Chinese airports are now using facial recognition systems to help quicken their security checks for the convenience of air travellers

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Latest White Papers

White paper: Gemalto - The paper elements of a passport

An expert’s guide to using the paper elements of a passport.

White paper: Slovakia prototypes mobile electronic identification (MeID) solution

Empowering e-government by shifting to smart cards is accelerating the arrival of a new era of mobile identity and electronic documents.

Hewlett Packard: Implementing mobile electronic identity

In this white paper, Hewlett Packard details an enterprise approach to mobile eID based on hardware tokens in microSD cards.

HID Global - Mobile ID solutions for government-to-citizen applications

Citizen ID documents such as national IDs and driver licenses will ultimately follow the trend toward mobility.

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SDW and connect:ID News

SDW 2017 sees attendee numbers soar to new record

Leading next-generation government and citizen ID event SDW 2017 has revealed year-on-year growth in visitorship of 6%, and a record level of conference attendees.

SDW 2017 exhibition now sold out

The industry-leading exhibition and conference for security document professionals, SDW 2017, has sold out all exhibition stands ahead of its 11th edition.

SDW 2017 launches call for speakers

Next-generation government and citizen identity event SDW 2017 has revealed that speaker proposals are now being accepted for its 11th edition.

secunet releases SDW InterOp 2016 results

secunet Security Networks has published the final set of test results from the SDW InterOp 2016 event held in London in May 2016.

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