REVIEW: Mobile – where next?

By Frank Smith, ENLETS Mobile.  The current state of mobile computing and communications is the result of a long period of innovation of several technologies over many years. During that time there have been many game changing breakthroughs, and sustained improvement of ideas. This paper looks at the journey so far, focusing on current and…

DERMALOG supplies new biometric passports to the Maldives

German biometrics innovator DERMALOG has supplied the new biometric passports and IT system for registration and personalization of electronic passports to the Republic of Maldives. Additionally, DERMALOG delivered a new border control system, including automatic gates and a high-speed AFIS (Automatic Fingerprint Identification System) to Maldives Immigration. The Maldives is the first country in the…

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…