Gemalto Selected for the Turkish ePassport Personalization Program

Gemalto has announced its selection by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey for its ePassport program. Gemalto provides its Coesys Issuance solution for the personalization of new electronic passports for Turkish citizens, including the certificate authority solution and associated integration services. For Turkey’s 72.5 million citizens, electronic passports are issued for new… Read More

Precise Biometrics launches new Fingerprint Technology Toolkit for PC & Mac

Precise Biometrics continues to build on its research results and has released a new toolkit for integration of top-performing, standardized fingerprint verification on both PC and Mac. The product has support for international standards for fingerprint templates and builds on the highest ranking fingerprint extractor in the US interoperability program Ongoing MINEX. Last year, Precise… Read More

Smart card players join to advance secure public transport smart card applications

Smart Card Makers Giesecke & Devrient and Oberthur Technologies, and Chip Providers Infineon and INSIDE Contactless Launch Initiative to Establish Open Standard Smart card manufacturers Giesecke & Devrient GmbH (G&D), Oberthur Technologies S.A., and chip suppliers Infineon Technologies and INSIDE Contactless S.A. have announced that they have launched an industry initiative to provide a new… Read More

eID around the world

Guest blogged by Nicole Mountain Over the past couple of weeks we’ve heard further announcements regarding new and upcoming smart card based ID schemes from around the world. This week, the Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs began rolling out biometric ePassports via ten of its 18 regional consular offices (RCO) – the remaining provinces will… Read More