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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 licences, but it also covers a host of other security documents and vertical markets such as border control.

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IRIS announces corporate restructuring plan 24 March 2017

IRIS Corporation announces restructuring plan.

India planning tenders for new ePassport 24 March 2017

The Indian government has started preparations for introducing an ePassport, with its parliament discussing contracts.

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ITW Security Division notes benefits of security laminates 23 March 2017

Citing the need to ensure that the variable data of each passport holder be secure and protected from fraudulent activity, ITW Security Division said it has recognised this need and invested in its Holographic, Fasprotek and Passprotek Printed security laminates.

Andorra opts for OT 22 March 2017

Oberthur Technologies selected by Andorran government to provide latest generation passports based on Lasink technology.

Romania considers eID card scheme 21 March 2017

Romanian officials have confirmed that the country is mulling the introduction of eID cards to improve their identity systems.

Mount Airey Group and Acuant partner on chip reader tech for passports 21 March 2017

Mount Airey Group, a provider of identity solutions to federal agencies, is partnering with Acuant, a leading provider of data capture and authentication solutions, to launch an authentication solution for border control.

SITA establishes working group 20 March 2017

SITA establishes Secure Journeys Working Group to address airport security threats in the US.

Optaglio transforms to support extended growth 16 March 2017

Optaglio announces its transformation into a joint-stock company. 

Secunet wins Iceland eGates contract 16 March 2017

German secure identity solutions company will supply the first automatic border control system (eGates) to Iceland. 

Vision-Box to debut Seamless Gateway system 16 March 2017

Portuguese biometric border solutions firm Vision-Box plans to reveal a seamless travel system at an upcoming trade show.

Rockwell Collins introduces biometrics into self-bag drop solution 16 March 2017

Aviation and defence solutions firm Rockwell Collins has announced that it has integrated facial recognition into its self-bag drop solution, expanding its biometric identity offerings.

Kenyan ePassport to be launched in September 15 March 2017

Kenyan officials have confirmed that the country’s ePassport will be ready to launch by September this year rather than April as planned.

State of Washington reveals new ID and drivers licences 15 March 2017

The Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL) has deployed its new State Identification (IDs) and Driver License (DLs) system with its partner Valid USA based in Lisle, IL. 

Gemalto and IER join forces for airport solution 14 March 2017

Gemalto and IER team up to create Gemalto and IER Fly to Gate.

Singapore’s Changi Airport to deploy multimodal tech 13 March 2017

Changi Airport’s new Terminal 4 will feature a new multimodal biometric border check system using face, iris and fingerprint recognition. 

Safelayer confirms role in Latvian scheme 10 March 2017

Safelayer announces role in digital identity system.

CardLogix Releases M.O.S.T. Card C9 Series: Dual-Interface Microprocessor Smart Cards 10 March 2017

CardLogix, smart card manufacturer and software developer, announced today the newest addition to its M.O.S.T. Card C Series, M.O.S.T. Card C9.   

NXP webinar to explore the future of ePassports 09 March 2017

Global semiconductor manufacturer NXP has revealed plans to hold a webinar about the future of the electronic passport, providing views on new technologies and market developments.

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Latest White Papers

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.

Gemalto - National identity schemes

To enable public administrations, companies and citizens to freely interact while retaining their formal relationships of liability, there needs to be a progressive development in the use of "digital trust" services.

NIST launches white papers on digital identity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released white papers on digital identity and authentication ahead of a key workshop. 

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SDW and connect:ID News

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.

More than 100 stands already reserved for SDW 2017

More than 100 companies have already reserved stands for next-generation government identity solutions event SDW 2017, which will be held on 26-28 June, 2017 in the QEII Centre in London.

SDW InterOp 2016 statement regarding claims of ePassport reading speeds

The organisers of SDW InterOp 2016 would like to, in the strongest terms, clarify that any vendor claims being made surrounding the reading speed of ePassports is not in any way an official result of the tests.

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