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Entrust acquires Safelayer 14 November 2018

Entrust Datacard announces acquisition of Safelayer Secure Communications.

Sita and Qantas trial mobile biometric tech in Brisbane 12 November 2018

Qantas and Sita have commenced a trial of facial recognition technology at Brisbane Airport.

Nick Perkins joins Laxton as Vice President: Europe 09 November 2018

Laxton has announced that Nick Perkins has joined Laxton Group to head up the new European office in Amsterdam. 

secunet and Dataphone unveil iPhone App for ID checks 08 November 2018

The secunet app for mobile identity checks, secunet bocoa, is now available for the iOS platform.

NEC to provide facial recognition at airport customs 07 November 2018

NEC has announced that it has received an order from Japan Customs for an electronic customs procedure gate featuring facial recognition for use at the customs inspection area at Japan's busiest international airport. 

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Industry welcomes UK ePassport plans 06 November 2018

Parts of the security industry have welcomed the British Chancellor's announcement that the ePassport gates at Heathrow will soon be extended to visitors from outside the European Union.

Security Foiling launches new feeder system 06 November 2018

Security Foiling has now added a feeding system for larger plastic card sizes to its popular hologram application system.

Nepal to launch ePassport tender 06 November 2018

Nepal's Department of Passports (DoP) will call a global tender to print ePassports next year, according to local media.

Corporación America and Vision-Box working on LatAm airports 31 October 2018

Carrasco International Airport has kicked off self-service biometric boarding using Vision-Box tech.

WTTC to coordinate biometric travel pilots 30 October 2018

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has announced a series of pilot schemes to test the use of biometric technology throughout the end-to-end passenger journey.

HID extends goID platform 25 October 2018

HID goID platform extended so governments can more easily offer mobile identities to citizens from multiple authorised issuing agencies.  

SPS and Oasys partner on dual interface solutions 24 October 2018

Smart Packaging Solutions (SPS) and Oasys Technologies UK are entering in a collaboration to offer to the market easier access to new technologies. 

Veridos launches mobile face recognition system 23 October 2018

Identity solutions provider Veridos has announced the release of a facial authentication solution called VeriGO TrueID, which it said is set to enable the next generation of eGovernment services. 

Malaysia targets mid-2019 for ID card 11 October 2018

Malaysia's Communications and Multimedia Ministry is planning a digital ID system for the nation by mid-2019, reports local media.

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ID documents: How holograms innovate and protect

Dr Mark Deakes, general secretary of the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA), considers current developments in security holography in the face of continuing worries about fake identity documents.

White paper: Slovakia prototypes mobile electronic identification (MeID) solution

Empowering e-government by shifting to smart cards is accelerating the arrival of a new era of mobile identity and electronic documents.

Hewlett Packard: Implementing mobile electronic identity

In this white paper, Hewlett Packard details an enterprise approach to mobile eID based on hardware tokens in microSD cards.

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