Datacard Group Provides Enhanced Security and Personalization Solutions to Passport Canada
Innovative and highly secure technologies provided by Datacard Group will help the Canadian government provide new passports to its citizens
MINNETONKA, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Datacard Group, the world leader in secure ID and card personalization solutions, announced that they have been selected by Canadian Bank Note Company Limited (CBN), a leader in secure documents and systems, to deliver passport printer technology to Passport Canada (PPTC) for the issuance of highly secure citizen passports.
“Canadian officials wanted to integrate advanced technologies, enhance their overall issuance process, and incorporate more security to deter against threats”
As the contract holder CBN is the organization responsible for the design and development of the overall technical solution including the personalization software, cryptographic components and the design and manufacture of the next generation electronic passport. Datacard Group was selected by CBN to provide the passport personalization equipment for both central issuance and regional issuance as well as a secure thin film overlay with innovative overt and covert security elements used to protect variable data on passports.
By utilizing the Datacard and CBN solutions, PPTC will be able to securely issue over four million passports per year, and offer citizens six passport types, including e-passports for enhanced security.
“Canadian officials wanted to integrate advanced technologies, enhance their overall issuance process, and incorporate more security to deter against threats,” said Michael Berman, vice president and general manager, Public Sector North America for Datacard Group. “The complete Datacard and CBN solution gives them multiple levels of security that directly addresses the escalating need to prevent fraud and identity theft, and ensures low total cost of ownership.”
For central issuance, PPTC will be utilizing the Datacard® PB6500™ passport issuance system, which is an automated inline high-volume passport production system that offers a flexible, modular design. This enables organizations to start with the most cost-effective configuration for their program, then incorporate new technologies as they become available and as needs change. In addition, the system offers Level 1, 2 and 3 security features for passports and e-passports and can handle a complete line of personalization technologies, multi-level hardware, software and data security.
For more information about Datacard Group, please visit www.datacard.com/government.
About Canadian Bank Note
Canadian Bank Note Company (CBN) is a customer centric, global supplier of secure personal identification solutions headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. With a principled and ethical approach to business, our vision is to make the world a safer place to live in by supplying solutions aimed at preventing the fraud associated with using secure documents and systems.
In addition to personal identification software and solutions like the electronic Passport, border control, electronic visa issuance and secure driver license and identification cards, CBN is a proven and trusted supplier of Banknotes, Postage Stamps, Solutions for Fiscal/Tax Documents and Lottery Systems to customers in more than 70 countries.
About Datacard Group
Datacard Group empowers financial institutions, government agencies and other enterprises in more than 150 countries to securely issue and personalize financial cards, passports, national IDs, employee badges, mobile payment applications and other credentials. Our flexible solutions enable Secure Issuance Anywhere™, which helps both public and private enterprises succeed in a global, digital and increasingly connected marketplace. Datacard is the world's best-selling brand of secure issuance solutions. For information, visit www.datacard.com. Follow us on Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.