Estonia finalizes deal with Trüb for new generation of e-Cards
08 April, 2010
category: Biometrics, Contactless, Digital ID, Government
A contract for a new supply of e-ID cards for Estonian citizens has just been approved by the Citizenship and Migration Board of the Republic of Estonia and its recent partnering with the Trüb Group.
Trüb, producer of national ID cards, driving licenses and data pages for passports as well as bank, customer loyalty and access cards, has agreed to provide personalization and certification services with the new generation of e-Cards.
Features of the e-Card include an embedded PKI application which enables online authentication and digital signature by electronic certificates. Additionally owner access to the local public transfer network and a Java-based technology with coverage of the cards multi-application requirements, are also e-Card features. A contactless chip in the card allows for special functions such as a fingerprint check and can be utilized when traveling in and around Schengen.
The deal with Trüb has been in the works since 2002 in hopes to develop Estonia’s e-services so that they may be ready for European e-government service. The Estonia’s new e-ID cards now in line with the standards of the European Citizen Card.