BridgePoint Systems Unveils New Crypto ID Smart Card for Facility Access

BridgePoint™ Systems launched its new Crypto ID™ smart card. The new card sets a higher security standard for smart card usage in the facility access industry. Crypto ID uses a customer managed, secure Physical Access Control System (PACS) applet that is similar to the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) model, taking advantage of a Cardholder Unique…

Second wave of biometric documents in Europe – Introducing the electronic Residence Permit for non-EU/EEA nationals

By Detlef Houdeau, Infineon Technologies and member of the Silicon Trust The EU Commission runs a number of large-scale identity management programs surrounding the traveler, including: Schengen Visa, uniform person and biometric data settings, Visa-Information-System (VIS), Schengen-Information- System (SIS) and the uniform asylum validation process (EURODAC), however the focus of these schemes is on travelers…