Oberthur To provide e-passport to the Kingdom of Belgium

Tuesday 29 March 2005 10:27 CET | News

Oberthur has been selected by Kingdom of Belgium as provider of the first ever ICAO compliant electronic passport in the world. The long-term agreement with the Belgian administration calls for the personalization and delivery of 500,000 e-passports per year.

Belgium’s determination to be a pioneer in this field has resulted in a very strong focus on products and services. The Belgian Passport had already received the world’s most secure passport award from Interpol in 2003. Adding a serigraphic antenna connected to a contactless chip in the back cover of the passport renders it absolutely tamperproof. Oberthur Card Systems’ chip offers an available memory of 64K and can store all the written data located on page 2 of the passport such as civil status, photo and signature. According to the evolution of international standards, the chip will also be able to store other biometric information such as fingerprint, iris scan, etc…

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