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With the Presidential mandate for a standardized government-wide ID in full swing, the technology and the issuance process have both been redefined. Key to the issuance process is accurate verification of the individual’s identity prior to issuance of the FIPS 201 credential. An established background screening process, the NACI, will attempt to handle the daunting task of verifying all card recipients.
A manufacturing process called flip chip is getting a great deal of attention in identity circles as its use grows in the production of smart card ICs. To understand the differences between flip chip and traditional smart card IC construction, we asked one of the world’s leading experts in the technology to provide his insight.
With the ability to store 2.8 mb of data on a standard sized ID card, optical memory technology offers a unique opportunity to issuers. Add to that strong security and the ability to add other ID technologies to the same card and the opportunities grow. Optical card leader, LaserCard, has already deliverd more than 25 million cards, and they beleive this is just the beginning.
A lack of standards in both the processes and the technologies used by driver license bureaus across the U.S. is frequently cited as a signficant risk for national security. SecureIDNews spoke with driver license expert, Iuval Hatzal of Card Scanning Solutions, to learn more about the current state of license technology and the new Real ID legislation.
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