Oberthur Technologies Delivers a Turnkey Issuance System for the First Georgian Electronic Passport

Jun 16, 2010, 07:58 ET from Oberthur Technologies

PARIS, June 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oberthur Technologies, a global leader in the delivery of high security Identity solutions to the ID market, delivers the issuance system of the Georgian electronic passport. The first Electronic Passport has been issued April 15th 2010.

Oberthur is supplying full end-to-end e-passport, personalization solution. The project also includes the supply of standards and interoperable electronic passports, and consumables.

Today there are 3 centres in Georgia (Tbilisi, Kutaisi and Batumi) fully operational to deliver electronic passports, with 5 levels of delivery depending of the emergency of the demand.

Oberthur Technologies and the Civil Registry of Georgia have been working along this project hand to hand in order to offer a high secure passport to the Georgian citizens. The offer endows with the latest and best electronic passport technologies with a secure chip inside the booklet common criteria Certified EAL4+, and fully compliant with the International Recommandations of ICAO and with the latest EU Recommendations for a secure chip inside the booklet ( EAC chip) and common criteria.

"We can say archly, that from the side of security of international standards, Georgian is on the highest step, what is ascertained by the International Civil Aviation Organization" said Mr Vashadze - Minister of Foreign affairs in Georgia

"By providing this new generation passports to their citizens, diplomats, stateless, refugees Georgia offers an identity document with a highest security level a mean of authentication, that will ease holders to travel as more countries are open without visa " says Cecile Thueux - Project Manager at Oberthur Technologies - Identity Division.

About Oberthur Technologies

With sales of 904 million Euros in 2009, Oberthur Technologies is a world leader in the field of secure technologies. Innovation and high quality services ensure Oberthur Technologies' strong positioning in its main target markets:

    - Card Systems: The world's second largest provider of security
      and identification based on smart card technology and associated
      services for mobile, payment, transport, digital TV and convergence
    - Identity: Leading international supplier for the manufacture and
      personalization of secure identity documents such as passport, identity
      card, driving license or health care card - traditional and
      electronic - and associated services for both governmental and
      corporate markets.
    - Security printing: World's third largest private security printer
      specialized in high security for the production of banknotes, checks
      and other fiduciary documents in more than fifty countries.
    - Cash protection: World leader in the emerging market of
      intelligent systems to secure cash-in-transit and ATM.

Close to its customers, Oberthur Technologies benefits from an industrial and commercial presence across all five continents.

Oberthur Technologies S.A. is a limited liability company (societe anonyme) registered in France with its registered office at 50 quai Michelet 92 532 Levallois Perret, France. Oberthur Technologies S.A.'s corporate registration number is 340 709 534 R.C.S. Nanterre.

Website: http://www.oberthur.com

SOURCE Oberthur Technologies