French eDriver license uses Infineon’s security chips with ‘Integrity Guard’

Infineon Technologies supplies the security chips for the new electronic driving license (eDriver license) issued in France as of September 2013. The new polycarbonate smart card successively replacing the traditional paper document contains an embedded SLE78 microprocessor with ‘Integrity Guard’. The microprocessor securely stores biometric and personal data of the license holder protecting his or…

Imprimerie Nationale selects Gemalto for the French electronic driving license

Gemalto is to deliver its Sealys electronic driving license to Imprimerie Nationale, the French public printing office, as part of a multi-year contract. Gemalto’s secure embedded software will allow the polycarbonate driving license incorporating a microprocessor to be read and verified via a contactless reader. Imprimerie Nationale also selected Gemalto’s Coesys Issuance solution to personalize…

Morpho extends European network – acquires ABnote’s European card manufacturing and personalization operations

Morpho announced the signing of an agreement with American Banknote Corporation to acquire its subsidiaries CPS Technologies SAS, a leader in bank card personalization in France, which employs 125 people, and ABnote Czech sro, a card manufacturing and personalization center based in the Czech Republic, which employs 85 people. With this acquisition, Morpho will enhance…

Morpho installs biometric eGates at Marseille Provence airport

Morpho has installed 4 e-gates at Marseille Provence Airport under the PARAFE* program which carries out biometric identification of passport holders at borders. This is the first deployment of PARAFE e-gates outside of Paris. Morpho’s technology will enable Marseille airport to improve the passenger experience by reducing waiting times and enhancing security. Under PARAFE, 27…

Ingenico Healthcare/e-ID launches a range of terminals and solutions for e-Health systems

Ingenico Healthcare/e-ID, the new Ingenico division dedicated to security solutions and terminals for e-health and electronic identity (e-ID) systems, is announcing the launch of its new range of iHC terminals. Leading provider of e-Health security solutions in Europe and number one in Germany and in France since the purchase of XIRING, Ingenico Healthcare/e-ID provides healthcare professionals…

MTCOS receives SSCD Type 3 – type approval

The German Federal Network Agency, in charge of the German Digital Signature Law, has accredited MTCOS Pro as secure signature creation device (SSCD) according to the German Digital Signature Law.

The product has been successfully evaluated using Common Criteria EAL4+ high security coverage-level. The evaluation process is based on the latest protection profiles for signature cards,…

Gemalto to issue an additional 15 million eHealth cards in 2012 for AOK insurees

Gemalto will issue an additional 15 million second-generation eHealth cards ("eGK", elektronische Gesundheitskarte) to AOK in 2012. AOK ("Allgemeine Ortskrankenkasse)", the Health Insurance Fund, looks after around 25 million people, approximately one third of the population in Germany. Last year alone Gemalto issued two and a half million health cards for the German National Health…

Identive Group to Acquire Smartag

The Identive Group, Inc. a provider of products, services and solutions for the security, identification and RFID industries, have announced that it has entered into an agreement with the France-based Group FCI SA to acquire FCI's Smartag subsidiary, a Singapore-based manufacturer of RFID inlays and inlay applications, as well as an associated portfolio of RFID…