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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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Synergy between Registered Traveller Programs and Visa-Processing for frequent travellers

by Infineon Technologies A Visa-sticker or ink stamp is an indicator to the right of access for a short term visitor to a country issued at a border control point. Today around 40 states worldwide use e-Gates to speed up the border control process. Many such systems are based on the ICAO Standard and/or using […]

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G&D Contactless Payment Card Shipments Top 50 Million Units in U.S.

Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) announces that shipments of its Convego Air® contactless payment cards in the U.S. have now surpassed the 50 million unit mark. Since the introduction of its contactless payment cards in 2006 and its subsequent growth, G&D has captured the leadership position in the U.S. among Visa and MasterCard branded contactless payment […]

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