World Security Report News2016-02-24 09:05:08

Peru selects the technological solutions of the Imprimerie Nationale Group and Gemalto for end-to-end ePassport program

The Imprimerie Nationale Group, the world expert in secure identity solutions, and Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announce they have started issuing the first personalized Peruvian electronic passports. The companies have jointly been awarded a multi-year contract at the end of 2015 to deliver a complete end-to-end ePassport solution for Peru, with the supply of highly secure electronic documents.

The Imprimerie Nationale / Gemalto consortium was selected further to an international tender launched last August by the Superintendencia Nacional de Migraciones de Peru, under a strict bidding process controlled by the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) International Organization.

The Imprimerie Nationale leads the consortium and performs the design and manufacturing of the electronic passports. The brand new ePassport offers the highest security levels including exclusive watermark, micro lettering, inlay, UV and rainbow printing, and secure inks. For Peru's 30 million citizens, the new ePassports will help combat identity fraud and greatly speed border crossing.

Gemalto ensures the implementation of the complete credentials system, with the creation of 20 enrollment sites and personalization throughout the Peruvian territory, based on its Sealys eTravel secure embedded software for identity authentication, and its Coesys Instant Issuance for on the spot document personalization and delivery. Gemalto will secure data enrollment including automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS), public key infrastructure (PKI) services, ePassport personalization, a contingency data center plus quality and access control across the entire ePassport ecosystem.

"Two weeks after the launch of the program, the first ePassport specimens were delivered to the Ministry of the Interior of Peru. And today, only two months later, the first 5,000 ePassports are delivered on time and the first enrollment and personalization site is fully operational. This is an industry first in terms of timeline," said Didier Trutt, CEO of the Imprimerie Nationale Group.

"With this new electronic passport, the citizens of Peru will receive unprecedented levels of security, privacy and convenience as they travel across the world," added Frédéric Trojani, Executive Vice President of Government Programs at Gemalto. "The ePassport program for Peru leverages Gemalto's proven expertise in global eGovernment implementations with more than 30 ePassport roll-outs worldwide. The Gemalto solution encompasses end-to-end program management in addition to the delivery, personalization and instant issuance of these highly secure digital passports."

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