Dermalog supplies new biometric passports to the Maldives

28/01/16

German biometrics and identity technology firm Dermalog has revealed that it supplied the new biometric passports and IT system for registration and personalization of electronic passports to the Republic of Maldives.

Dermalog also supplied the island state’s immigration services with a new border control system, including automatic gates and a high-speed AFIS (Automatic Fingerprint Identification System).

Maldives President Abdullah Yameen Abdul Gayoom launched the new Maldivian biometric passports this week.

The documents contain a polycarbonate data page with laser engraved photo and data. Each visa page of the passport has a different design, with numerous illustrations by Maldivan local artist Hussain Ali Manik.

The controller of Maldives Immigration, Mohamed Anwar, highlighted in his opening speech at the launch event that the new Maldives passport is now one of the most secure biometric passports in the world with 34 visible and invisible security features and full compliance to the highest security passport standards.

On the same day, in a special ceremony, the new Dermalog eGates at Maldives' Ibrahim Nasir International Airport were opened. These enable passengers to pass border control by using their new passports for automatic immigration clearance. Passengers are requested to scan their new passports and boarding passes as well as their fingerprints. The automatic gate doors then open automatically and allow passengers to pass.

Note

Dermalog will be exhibiting at connect:ID 2016, 14-16 March, Washington DC. connect:ID is an international conference and exhibition that focuses on all aspects of identity technologies and the opportunities for their management in both the physical and digital worlds. www.connectidexpo.com

Dermalog will also be exhibiting at SDW 2016, 10-12 May, London, UK. SDW is a world-leading conference and exhibition event providing a global showcase for next-generation human identity solutions, focusing on intrinsic document security and on the new cutting-edge secure infrastructure now required to produce and use these advanced documents in live situations. www.sdw2016.com

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