ePassports

HID Global Highlights Efforts to Extend ID Coverage in Africa

HID Global Highlights Efforts to Extend ID Coverage in Africa

“In addition to Angola’s national ID program, HID Global has provided ePassports for Tanzania, and later expanded that partnership to include electronic visas and residency permits.” ID4Africa is currently underway, and HID Global is taking the opportunity to highlight its efforts to provide African citizens with official government identities. The “identity for all” initiative has…

UK Home Office Embracing Biometrics to Know its Travellers

UK Home Office Embracing Biometrics to Know its Travellers

A major new government contract in the UK suggests authorities in the country are moving toward biometrics-driven, mobile-based identity solutions for travellers. The UK Home Office awarded the contract to WorldReach Software, an Ottawa-based firm offering a platform called “Know Your Traveller”. The platform is designed to facilitate remote identity verification through a smartphone app,…

HID Global Announces Two Major Appointments to Executive Team

HID Global Announces Two Major Appointments to Executive Team

“I am pleased that we have added top talent to HID’s senior leadership team and strengthened our ability to deliver on our exciting vision for the future.” – Stefan Widing, President and CEO of HID Global. HID Global has burnished its executive acumen with two high-profile new appointments. The company’s new VP and Citizen ID Business…

HID Global Helps Secure Argentinians’ Biometric Passport Data

HID Global Helps Secure Argentinians’ Biometric Passport Data

HID Global has won a contract to provide the Argentine government with an upgraded ePassport that will both reduce costs and improve security, the company says. One of the new passport’s security features, radio-frequency shield built into the ePassport’s cover will help to protect the biometric and biographic citizen data stored in the card’s embedded…

Gemalto Predicts Rise of Mobile Passports, Acceleration of Smart Screening at Airports

Gemalto Predicts Rise of Mobile Passports, Acceleration of Smart Screening at Airports

Gemalto‘s ePassport technologies are now being used in more than 30 countries, the company has announced. While Gemalto’s most recent ePassport project was announced for East Timor in June, in a statement announcing the breadth of the ePassport solutions’ reach, Gemalto Government Business Unit ID Document Solutions SVP Youzec Kurp highlighted “landmark projects in Algeria,…

Gemalto Develops Biometric ePassport for East Timor

Gemalto Develops Biometric ePassport for East Timor

Gemalto has developed a new biometric ePassport solution for the government of East Timor, the company has announced. The passport solution allows government officials to register citizens’ fingerprints at designated offices and embassies, and the passports themselves feature embedded microprocessors enabling contactless scanning. In a statement announcing the collaboration, Gemalto suggested that it’s part of…

Terrorism, Migration Concerns Driving Border Authorities to Biometrics: Acuity

Terrorism, Migration Concerns Driving Border Authorities to Biometrics: Acuity

Increasing concerns about terrorism and mass migration are helping to drive government adoption of biometric border screening, reports Acuity Market Intelligence. The market research firm says that there are currently about 690 million biometric ePassports and 390 million biometric visas in circulation around the world; meanwhile over two billion biometric national IDs are also in…

SITA ABC eGates Improve Passenger Processing at Naples Airport

SITA ABC eGates Improve Passenger Processing at Naples Airport

Air transport IT specialist SITA has brought its self-service automated border control (ABC) solution to Naples International Airport, the company has announced. SITA’s iBorders Border Automation ABCGates use facial recognition to identify passengers, scanning their faces and matching them against the biometric data contained in their ePassports. SITA says its solution can process travelers in…