Cognitec Extends Face Recognition Product Suite for Border Crossing Applications

In response to the growing demand for biometrics enrollment during border crossing processes, Cognitec has extended its Entry product line to offer an all-inclusive device for capturing standards-compliant biometric photos. Instant camera positioning, active lighting, and interactive user guidance lead to optimal, user-friendly capture conditions. The system finds the face of the person, adjusts the…

ICAO Public Key Directory (PKD) – Description and benefits

Last week we were contacted by the Luxembourg-based agency, INCERT. They have created a video which explains how the ICAO PKD work. The ICAO PKD enables countries issuing ICAO compliant eTravel documents to share relevant technical data that could be used by other countries when verifying ePassports. We thought it was pretty interesting and we though…

Comprehensive government Solutions for the Republic of Fiji

By Lara Schmaus, Mühlbauer ID Services. As a part of its major project to modernize the country’s security infrastructure, the Government of the Republic of Fiji decided to evolve its next generation of passports to ePassports. The current passport is a machine-readable document with paper data page, without chip and without digital photo, signature andfingerprints…

Secure Identification Conference – Where Governments meet Vendors

May 2019 in Riga was marked by the SECURE IDENTIFICATION Conference that brought together suppliers of industry and governments to explore new solutions and to discuss openly the most critical issues of secure identification and document fraud prevention for a safer and more innovative world.  More than 230 participants from more than 27 countries representing…

Border Control Security along International Standards

By Detlef Houdeau, Infineon Technologies. Back in 1979 the International Civil Aviation Organisation, called ICAO, published the standard on Machine-Readable Passport (MRP). Passport booklets with this function need a Machine Readable Zone (MRZ) based on the typeface Optical Character Recognition (OCR-B). The phase out of all non-MRP was set for CY 2015. By springtime2006 ICAO…

Enrolment, Personalization and delivery of National ID Cards for El Salvador

Mühlbauer is operating the National ID project for citizens in the Central AmericanRepublic of El Salvador; the Salvadorian government has already extended the 2017 cooperation contract until June 2021. In 2011, the Government of El Salvador entrusted Mühlbauer with the task to implement and operate the National ID Cardproject. This project includes the provision of…

The case for the eDatapage

By Philip Seebauer, Infineon Technologies.  As globalization becomes more prevalent, so too are the number of passport holders and annual border crossings. Due to their safety-critical character, official identification documents must be developed according to the highest security standards in order to enable a reliable protection against manipulation and fraud. Safety must be guaranteed over…