Paris and Amsterdam, February 24, 2016 – 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."
About The Imprimerie Nationale Group
The Imprimerie Nationale Group is a global leader in secure identity solutions.
In a mobile and digital world where data security has become the major issue, the Imprimerie Nationale Group offers States, governments and businesses trusted solutions including added value electronic components for banking, identity solutions including electronic components, cutting-edge secure credentials and safe and reliable interoperable systems, but also innovative and efficient digital services, and secure solutions for complex printings and workflows.
Real engineering company, the Imprimerie Nationale Group is specialized in the integration of electronic and biometrics in identity documents and in polycarbonate cards. Thanks to its innovative new products and its strengthened security, the Imprimerie Nationale Group has become a worldwide leader with major customers in over 68 countries.
Based in Paris, the Imprimerie Nationale Group has two production centers and employs more than 800 employees, of which over a third is dedicated to technology development.
For more information, visit www.imprimerienationale.com; Google+ or Facebook
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security, with 2014 annual revenues of €2.5 billion and blue-chip customers in over 180 countries.
Gemalto helps people trust one another in an increasingly connected digital world. Billions of people want better lifestyles, smarter living environments, and the freedom to communicate, shop, travel, bank, entertain and work – anytime, everywhere – in ways that are enjoyable and safe. In this fast moving mobile and digital environment, we enable companies and administrations to offer a wide range of trusted and convenient services by securing financial transactions, mobile services, public and private clouds, eHealthcare systems, access to eGovernment services, the Internet and internet-of-things and transport ticketing systems.
Gemalto’s unique technology portfolio - from advanced cryptographic software embedded in a variety of familiar objects, to highly robust and scalable back-office platforms for authentication, encryption and digital credential management - is delivered by our world-class service teams. Our 14,000 employees operate out of 99 offices, 34 personalization and data centers, and 24 research and software development centers located in 46 countries.
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