ASK Awarded by GPO for the US Electronic Passport

Thursday 20 January 2005 06:01 CET | News

ASK Smart Paper ID, has been selected on January 12th by the US Government Printing Office (GPO) for the first phase of the American electronic passport project.

Passport test samples and readers are currently being delivered, these products will be formally evaluated within two months. ASK solution for the US ePassport is based on an ICAO compliant contactless chip with 72 KBytes EEPROM memory enabling the storage of the facial picture and other biometrics elements. The electronic feature is embedded in the cover with a maximum thickness of 700MicroM and compatible with the existing passport manufacturing process. ASK Smart Paper ID has received a Sesame award in November 2004 for its unique and innovative technology. Based on a silver ink printed antenna and a contactless chip mounted by flip-chip, this technology has been proven in the field for several years with over 50 million contactless smart cards, tickets and RFID labels. It provides the thinnest packaging for eID documents, new security features, tamper evidence. Convenience, robustness, durability and low cost constitute key features of SPID.

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