Imprimerie Nationale Selects Datacard Group’s Government Solutions for e-Passport Program in France
October 2012 by Emmanuelle Lamandé
Datacard Group announced that Imprimerie Nationale—the official supplier and printer to the French Government—has selected Datacard Group as its provider of choice for their e-passport program in France.
Imprimerie Nationale is working with Datacard Group on an implementation that will consist of installing Datacard® PB6500™ passport issuance systems. Issuing up to 25,000 French passports daily, the PB6500 passport system is an automated, inline high-volume passport production system offering a flexible, modular design.
For this project, Datacard Group provided a configuration that includes automated leafing, inline inkjet printing, smart card encoding, laser perforation and enhanced lamination of secure thin-film overlays. Datacard® Syntera® customization suite software was also installed as a universal interface, providing a uniquely flexible bridge that links the PB6500 passport systems.
Every day, Datacard solutions personalize and deliver more than 10 million cards, 5 million smart cards, and issue hundreds of thousands of passports worldwide. The company offers a Secure Issuance Anywhere™ platform, which offers the broadest portfolio of solutions that include best-in-class personalization, identity management software, supplies and service that have been implemented in more than 400 government programs in over 100 countries.