De La Rue Identity Systems has announced the SIPS 500 series - an automated passport personalisation solution. The SIPS 500 series complements De La Rue’s existing range of passports and ePassports, its MIDIS flexible issuing system and MLIST and SHIELD secure laminates.
The SIPS 500 (for ICAO standard machine readable passports) and the SIPS 500e (for ePassports) are flexible and modular in design enabling governments to choose a system suited to national requirements. SIPS 500 can be integrated with the MIDIS issuing system or a government’s existing technologies.
The full range of passports, from machine readable 32-page page books up to 64-page ePassports, can be handled and personalised automatically, to produce up to 60 finished documents per hour. SIPS 500 also offers a new standard in security for both conventional and ePassports. Sophisticated tracking and audit control features ensure that secure personalisation film and passports are recorded and tracked as the passport moves through the system. This provides the reassurance that every passport a government issues is a unique document, properly assigned to the correct individual.
Paul Wilson, managing director of De La Rue Identity Systems, and a keynote speaker at the Security Document World Conference in London on 23 May explains why the SIPS 500 series is a key development: "Governments are looking for reliable, proven passport and ePassport solutions that will deliver the improvements demanded of today’s travel documents in terms of security, readability, verification and quality. In one machine SIPS 500 provides integrated technologies to meet all these requirements."
De La Rue can be seen on stand A43 at Security Document World, 22-23 May, London