Aix en Provence, France, November 21st, 2003 – INSIDE Contactless, supplier of Contactless chips and couplers, is proud to announce to have won, along with FASVER, the SESAME for Best Application in IT Security at Cartes 2003.
Co-invented by INSIDE Contactless and FASVER, the smartFilm™ is designed to protect biodata on official documents, the smartFilm™ is a security film containing a printed antenna and a Contactless chip. The chip stores the individual’s data and biometrics (picture ID, fingerprint…). A Contactless reader system can authenticate the chip and its data, verifying the person’s identity and taking out any fraud possible.
The smartFilm™ perfectly matches with Governments requirements for integration biometrics into machine readable travel document, and particularly in passports and visas. It does not require any changes of the current visas and passports, its integration onto the passport is fully compatible with the current personalization systems (centralized or not), it does not require any changes in the procurement process and the supplying chain. It offers a high level of evolution, allowing, at anytime, all the latest technologies to be implemented by the security printing industry.
Bernard Vian, Marketing Manager at INSIDE, comments: ” We are delighted to have won the Sesame with the smartFilm™ solution. With its extreme flexibility, it can answer all the ICAO recommendations for biometric-enabled visas and passports.”
INSIDE Contactless’ CEO and Founder, Jacek Kowalski adds: “This is a great achievement for INSIDE. This prize is for a recognition of all the efforts we have made those past years to develop Contactless products and markets, which seem to be ready for high growth. Our partnership with FASVER is a demonstration of an efficient cooperation between two companies coming from very different fields.”
About INSIDE Contactless:
INSIDE Contactless is a pioneering semiconductor provider dedicated to Contactless technology. The company is a leading supplier of chips, packaging, and readers, offering a range of technology solutions for targeting high-potential markets such as transport, access control, payment, identity, and electronic identification. INSIDE Contactless acts as a one-stop shop for its customers by providing a complete contactless technological platform. With its headquarters in Aix-en-Provence, France, and offices in Shanghai, China and Wilmington (Delaware, USA) INSIDE Contactless works with a world-wide customer base such as system integrators, VARs and application developers. For more information, visit the company’s web site at http://www.insidecontactless.com http://www.insidecontactless.com/ .