COLOMBES, France--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Oberthur Technologies, one of the world’s largest providers of security and identification solutions and services based on smart card technologies, today announced that it has provided over 8 million ePassports to the Philippines, as well as a dedicated end-to-end system.
Since 2009, Oberthur Technologies has provided the Philippine Government with a secure and high-quality system to the Department of Foreign Affairs but also the electronic covers to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) for the national passport. This full end-to-end ePassport system was set up and commissioned on time, including enrolment, personalization and central information systems with AFIS¹.
Since then and through open tenders, Oberthur Technologies has supplied quality e-covers to the Government of the Philippines. The Philippine Passport is compliant with the ICAO² requirements and is equipped with a tamper-proof microchip bearing the citizen’s identification and personal information. Moreover, this ePassport contains biometric features and Common Criteria certification.
Oberthur Technologies has contributed in modernizing the Philippine issuance system towards a better citizen service. “As a system integrator, Oberthur Technologies is very proud to have provided over 8 million electronic passports to the Philippines, along with a full end-to-end system. Oberthur Technologies is dedicated to offering the most advanced services and technologies to governments in order to make citizens’ lives easier, more secure and convenient,” said Olivier Prestel, Managing Director of the Identity Business Unit at Oberthur Technologies.
AFIS¹: Automated Fingerprint Identification System
ICAO²: International Civil Aviation Organisation
About Oberthur Technologies
Oberthur Technologies is a world leader in the field of secure technologies: systems development, solutions and services for smart cards (payment cards, SIM cards, access cards, NFC…) and for secure identity documents, traditional and electronic (identity card, passport, health care card). Created in 1984, Oberthur Technologies employs over 6 000 employees. With 50 sales offices across 5 continents, Oberthur Technologies’ international network serves clients in 140 countries.
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