Latest research project develops security components for future ID cards

After three years of co-operation,  a group of experts including Bundesdruckerei GmbH, Bayer MaterialScience and the Fraunhofer institutes IZM, IAP and EMFT, brought the "SECUDIS" joint research project to a successful conclusion. As part of this project, security components for ID documents have been researched and developed which will be used in future product developments.…

Money for nothing: German ID card expands functions for wider acceptance

From now on, German bank customers can use their new ID cards to withdraw cash free of charge. The first cash machine to use the new ID card and the online ID function has now been installed in the Bundesdruckerei lobby at Kommandantenstrasse. The ATM required for these transactions supports withdrawal by online ID authentication…

Bundesdruckerei wins GOLD at the 2013 Best of Corporate Publishing (BCP) Awards

"Einmalig - Eine Bundesdruckerei Publikation" was named Gold Winner in the Technology category of the 2013 Best of Corporate Publishing (BCP) Awards, Europe's largest competition for corporate publishing media. Krowne Communications GmbH was responsible for the creative implementation and project management. With Einmalig, Bundesdruckerei positions itself as an innovative high-security company that recognizes issues which…

German Open eCard project releases ISO/IEC 24727 based open source eID middleware

The Open eCard team released the sources of the ISO/IEC 24727 based Open eCard App to provide an alternative to proprietary eID middleware solutions as well as the basis for the development of open applications in which all interested citizens can participate. In order to use national eID cards and electronic health cards in the…

Unique display card with one-time password developed by Infineon and Bundesdruckerei

Infineon Technologies AG and Bundesdruckerei GmbH have developed a new security smart card with an LED display and a one-time password. This new technology is centered around a security chip in the card which generates a one-time password for each transaction and displays this on the integrated LED display. Requesting the one-time password in addition…

Cognitec celebrates ten years of success and growth

The privately owned company currently employs 45 staff members across four continents. An experienced software, algorithm and product development team has enabled Cognitec’s business success and leadership position within the face recognition market. Since its inception in 2002, the company has collaborated with more than 2000 clients, value-added resellers and system integrators in more than…

Completion of European Research Project “BioPass” to Enhance Chip Card Security for Future Electronic ID Documents with EU-Wide Validity

The handover of the final research report to the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) at the end of July marked the completion of the biggest chip card research project in the European Union. The research results of the “BioPass” project lay the technical foundations for future electronic ID documents in the EU.…