Document Security Systems, Inc. a company working in optical deterrent technologies and CardLogix, a manufacturer of smart cards and software, are pleased to announce a strategic partnership to create highly secure e-Passport solutions.
The two companies are working on combining chip-based encryption and state-of-the-art graphic features that will make e-Passports an extremely fast, effective and accurate means of Identification.
Credentials with advanced chip and graphics technology are ideal for all forms of identity, including e-Passports, National IDs, Drivers Licenses, and many other official forms of secure Identification. Document Security System’s technologies will secure the paper portion of the e-Passport and CardLogix will provide the accompanying electronic chip.
According to the Department of Homeland Security, the United States requires that travelers entering the United States under the Visa Waiver Program have an e-Passport if their passport was issued on or after October 26, 2006.
“With the rise of identity thefts and the growing global threat of terrorism, it is critical for authorities to be able to positively identify people and screen out fraudulent documents quick and efficiently. This is especially true of e-Passports,” said Patrick White, CEO of Document Security Systems. “Combining Document Security System’s patented printing technologies with CardLogix smart cards, software, and manufacturing capabilities creates one of the most powerful authentication and counterfeit prevention solutions on the planet.”
The Document Security Systems and CardLogix partnership is the logical response to the growing worldwide demand for securing identity, to control borders, combat terrorism, and manage government services. These critical needs have made the demand for secure e-Passports greater than ever. According to Acuity Market Intelligence, currently 57% of all global passports issued are electronic, and will rise to 88% by 2014.
Bruce Ross, CEO of CardLogix, Inc. said, “In my opinion, Document Security Systems has the superior optical deterrent technologies in the market, combining them with our chip makes our solution the most effective security offering in the world.”
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