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ArjoWiggins, Gep and STMicroelectronics to Cooperate on Advanced Solutions for Electronic Passports

Friday 5 December 2003 15:39 CET | News

STMicroelectronics, ArjoWiggins and Gep SpA, have jointly developed a solutions for ICAO compliant electronic passports.

The combined expertise of the partners in smartcard IC technology, Secure ID Software and Secure Paper technology will enable the development of a complete solution to meet the needs of the rapidly evolving passport market. Passport authorities are looking for advanced security solutions. Gep, ArjoWiggins and STMicroelectronics together will enable the electronic passport technology revolution. The first ArjoWiggins/Gep/ST electronic passport solution has already been delivered in samples and is currently undergoing field tests. The ICAO compliant passport, produced by ArjoWiggins, has a secure contactless IC from ST running Geps secure passport OS/application embedded into the cover of the document. The embedded chip option is already attracting a strong interest worldwide as a secure, user friendly and easy-to-implement solution. The Gep secure operating system ERAT exploits fully the ST19RF08 contactless smartcard IC, taking advantage of the proven security features, cryptographic hardware and ISO 14443 contactless interface. The advanced hardware/software solution can be customised to suit all specific needs. This Passport, based on ArjoWiggins renowned paper security technologies, will become part of their global offer for Passports. The ArjoWiggins/Gep/ST electronic passport solution will be available through Gep or ArjoWiggins security sales offices.


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Categories: Payments & Commerce | Cards
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