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Securitydocumentworld.com is the premier portal worldwide for providing cutting-edge and fully-researched news and information to all those involved in the security document business. The site’s main focus is on the design, manufacture, personalization and use of documents such as passports, ID cards (of all varieties), visas and driving licenses, but it also covers a host of other security documents and vertical markets such as border control.

Latest News

MorphoTrust opens new enrolment centres 21 August 2014

MorphoTrust USA opens several new centres for enrolment in the Transportation Security Administration’s TSA Pre programme. 

Converged cards on track for major growth 20 August 2014

Installed base of smart card applications which combines government ID and payments solutions forecast to increase from 569 million in 2013 to 2 billion in 2019.

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ePassports set for CAGR of 7% 19 August 2014

New research from IHS Technology indicates that ePassports are set to experience relatively weak shipment growth in the coming years.

OT to buy NagraID 19 August 2014

Oberthur Technologies signs agreement to acquire NagraID Security.

ACS launches new readers 18 August 2014

Advanced Card Systems launches two new readers for SIM-sized smart cards.

Identiv sees Q2 revenues grow 18 August 2014

Total revenues for continuing operations hit US$22.3 million.

Lars Suneborn to head training at Smart Card Alliance 14 August 2014

Lars Suneborn join Smart Card Alliance as director of training programs to lead and expand education, training and certification initiatives on smart card technology.

Eid Passport partners with HID Global 14 August 2014

Eid Passport partners with HID Global to secure physical and digital assets for commercial, government and military organisations.

Science and Tech Committee launches biometric inquiry 13 August 2014

UK’s Science and Technology Committee launches inquiry into the potential use and collection of biometric data.

ImageWare announces Q2 results 13 August 2014

ImageWare Systems records total revenue of US$937,000 in financial results for the second quarter ended 30 June 2014.

 

Successful SeManTiK project puts contactless eIDs under stress 12 August 2014

As future electronic identity documents (eIDs) – in the form of contactless smart cards – become more than just government-based proof of identity documents, so the need for more physically robust card design becomes increasingly important.

US CBP launches Mobile Passport Control app 12 August 2014

US Customs and Border Protection launches the first authorised app to expedite a traveller’s entry process into the US. 

CIC closes funding round 11 August 2014

Communication Intelligence Corporation closes new round of funding

 

Blackboard acquires CardSmith 11 August 2014

Blackboard acquires provider of campus card solutions and card programme management services.

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Latest Features

Electronic Driver's Licenses: Driving towards the future

eDLs present a significant opportunity for issuing authorities to provide meaningful services to motorists. At the same time, these new licenses can simplify administration, provide higher-quality data and services, and can make organizations more efficient. NXP reports.

Looking at the future of travel - The fourth generation of ePassport

The next evolution of the ePassort standard will introduce the ability to add data to the electronic component of the passport post issue, in order to load and read information such as biometric data or electronic visas and entry/exit stamps during its lifetime. Gemalto discusses the importance of selecting the right partners and suppliers for this task.

Taking a holistic approach for government ID card programs

Organizations need to take more of a holistic approach when selecting the right desktop printer for a government ID program – part of this includes the print technology, but it also includes the quality of the card, durability and security features put on the card, and overall cost of the program. Datacard reports…

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