SMARTRAC has announced that its Brazilian subsidiary is making provisions for upcoming ePassport and ID card projects in South America.
It says first samples for a current ePassport bidding process have been produced in the production site in the Amazon region and delivered.
According to SMARTRAC, purchase from a local supplier offers business partners significant tax advantages compared to products that are manufactured abroad and have to be imported.
“The South American Market has great potential in terms of eID applications,” says Christian Fischer, CEO, SMARTRAC. “We are confident that the benefits of our local production site combined with our technology and long lasting experience will help us to gain market share in this region.”
SMARTRAC High Security RFID inlays for ePassports, national ID Cards and other electronic ID documents are manufactured with the company’s proprietary wire-embedding technology. The company says this antenna technology has been applied to more than 30 ePassport projects worldwide.
It adds: “In South America, adoption of ePassports and ID cards is currently in the early stages. In the course of the further market development and with rising demand, SMARTRAC intends to convert its production facility into a high security production environment conformant to the international common criteria (CC) security standard."