Why ePassports will become multi-functional

03/12/06

Within the next two years, citizens in more than 40 states around the world will begin to receive passports containing contactless smart card chips that electronically store and transmit passport details, a facial image, and an optional additional fingerprint or iris biometric. Forward looking countries, argue ACI, StepNexus and Keycorp, should be looking to future-proof their investments by considering integrating a multi-application chip to allow for future changes and support new functions such as e-Visas.

 

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