Tag Archives: International Civil Aviation Organization

Infineon awarded for the fastest electronic passport to date

Infineon has introduced a new security controller for electronic passports (ePassports), featuring the industry’s highest memory density and data transfer rate. The new SLE78 with ‘Integrity Guard’ technology offers more than three times memory space for secure storage of personal and biometric data as well as for electronic visas or entry and exit stamps, which […]

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This eGate looks out for you …

By Bernd Mainzer, Atos Electronic Machine Readable Travel Documents (eMRTDs), as defined in the ICAO Document 9303 and particularly ePassports, allow a high degree of border security and automation. This is one of the reasons why, in 2012, more than 104 countries issued ePassports and the number is increasing steadily. At the same time, the […]

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India starts tender process for nationwide ePassport scheme

Five years after initiating the first phase of the ePassport scheme in India, the government is reported to move on the roll out of the much anticipated next phase. Piloted in 2008, ePassports were issued initially to diplomats and other high-level officials. Now, after a successful, albeit long, trial period, the responsible Ministry of External […]

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Taiwanese ePassport to be secured by Infineon Integrity Guard chips

Infineon Technologies is supplying security chips to Taiwan’s electronic passport program. Infineon is the only supplier and has started shipping security chips of the SLE78 product family based on the digital security technology “Integrity Guard”. Taiwan has been issuing one million electronic passports (ePassports) per year to its approximately 23 million citizens since 2008. The […]

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Next phase of ePassport interoperability tests operated by SDW 2013

Science Media Partners Ltd, organiser of the security document conference and exhibition – SDW 2013 – is organising the next phase of global ePassport interoperability testing at a special event to be held alongside the SDW show on 21-23 May 2013 in London. The interoperability tests (SDW InterOp 2013) will be focused on the new […]

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Cartes 2012: Trüb launches the world’s thinnest polycarbonate eDatapage

Trüb launches an ultra thin polycarbonate datapage with integrated chip module. Passport booklets with the novel datapage 600e feature improved performance regarding handling and material flexibility.  With a thickness close to 600 micrometers, the datapage is less thick than state-of-the-art products and significantly thinner than the maximum value of 900 micrometers specified by the International […]

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OSCE engages HJP Consulting for ICAO PKD workshop in Kyrgyzstan

Once again OSCE engaged HJP Consulting for a workshop designed to promote the benefits and raise awareness for participating in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Public Key Directory (PKD). Dirk Hartmann, Senior Consultant at HJP Consulting, conducted the two-day seminar, which concluded this week in Bishkek. This event was organized by the OSCE Transnational […]

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Taiwanese ePassports take off

The number of Taiwanese nationals applying for electronic passports has grown 25 percent in October from a year earlier, getting a boost from Taiwan’s inclusion in the United States’ visa waiver program, a foreign ministry official said Sunday. Bureau of Consular Affairs Director-General Thomas Chen said the bureau issued 96,047 e-passports between Oct. 1 and […]

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