Passport & Visas

This section reports on the latest developments - both technical and market-related - in the world of ePassports, visas and related standards and specifications…

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Troy unveils anti-forgery solutions at SDW 2017 27 June 2017

Secure identity solutions firm Troy has unveiled security features to create tamper-proof, fraud-resistant documents at leading event SDW 2017.

Suprema to showcase 'world's slimmest FAP20 fingerprint scanner' at SDW 2017 26 June 2017

South Korean biometrics and ID solutions firm Suprema has announced that the company will showcase BioMini Slim 2, the World's slimmest fingerprint authentication scanner at next generation identity solutions event SDW 2017.

Imprimerie Nationale Group to showcase solutions at SDW 2017 22 June 2017

Secure biometric identity firm Imprimerie Nationale Group plans to showcase its offering of components, products, digital services at world-leading next generation identity event SDW 2017.

secunet eGate solution goes into operation in Iceland 22 June 2017

An eGate solution developed by Germany's secunet has begun operation in Iceland. 

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CLEAR granted biometric boarding pass patent 13 June 2017

Biometric boarding specialist CLEAR has announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued it a Notice of Allowance related to a patent application covering biometric boarding pass technologies.

Proven Identity Checking services now in UK govt’s Digital Marketplace 08 June 2017

Following an application for its NSL Valid8 services to be included on the UK Government’s Digital Marketplace, NSL has confirmed both its self-service and managed service identity checking solutions have been assessed and accepted onto the latest G Cloud framework.

Bahrain International Airport opts for Thales-Sita system 07 June 2017

Bahrain's Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunication has chosen Thales and SITA to provide the airport security and operations management system. 

Optaglio launches holographic portrait solution 30 May 2017

E-beam lithography firm Optaglio has developed a technology for issuing personalised ID cards with a holographic portrait of a holder. 

Signicat launches MobileID 30 May 2017

ID assurance provider Signicat has launched MobileID, a mobile authentication product that incorporates biometrics.

Ugandan ministry pushes for ePassport funds 25 May 2017

A Ugandan ministry has demanded that the government allocate significant funding towards the start of an ePassport issuance programme.

Netki releases digital ID solution for blockchain 23 May 2017

Wallet and identity provider Netki has launched a digital identity solution that it says will improve compliance for blockchain use across business, finance and healthcare.

US overstay figures throw spotlight on biometric exit plans 23 May 2017

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has revealed that more than 750,000 travellers over-stayed their visas in the last fiscal year.

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Features

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.

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.

Putting the E in Estonia

This “startup nation” has built a streamlined digital infrastructure of cutting-edge public and private services from the ground up – and it is also a case study of how all countries could benefit from eGovernment

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