From the Wires
Oberthur Technologies presents two, new innovative security features in the ID-One™ Sky range
By: Business Wire
Nov. 6, 2012 05:04 AM
Oberthur Technologies, one of the world’s largest providers of security, identification solutions and services based on smart card technologies, presents at the 2012 Cartes & Identification exhibition, two, new innovative security features for identity documents.
The world’s first self-authenticating identity document launched by Oberthur Technologies in 2010, has now been developed into a complete range of structural security features based on transparency effects.
The ID-One™ SkyCode, is a transparent window with a decoding function that can be used to authenticate identity cards, thus reducing counterfeiting. The product involves a clever application of steganography, a technology that can be used to hide data within a photograph. During the graphical personalization of each identity card, a piece of simple information relating to the card holder (name, date of birth, etc) is hidden within the photo. By applying the ID-One™ SkyCode window, against a card with a treated photo, it is possible to verify the presence of the hidden information. Any attempt to replace or tamper with the photo is easily detected, as the hidden information is destroyed.
The second product in the range is ID-One™ SkyClear, a polycarbonate transparent window, compatible with laser engraving. The customized shape and location of the window makes it impossible to forge a document by reusing any other commonly available card as a support. The transparency of ID-One™ SkyClear is also a strong protection against counterfeiting because it facilitates the detection of a substitute or altered photo.
“Oberthur Technologies is committed to providing innovations to enhance the security features on all our identity products” said Moise Moyal, Marketing Director of the Identity Business Line at Oberthur Technologies. “ID-One™ Sky is our first self-authenticating smart card range with a decoding function that helps protect against counterfeiting”.
The ID-One™ Sky range is exhibited at Cartes 2012. Visit Oberthur Technologies’ booth (Hall 3 - E001) to learn more about our expertise, products and solutions.
About Oberthur Technologies
Oberthur Technologies is a world leader in the field of secure technologies: systems development, solutions and services for smart cards (payment cards, SIM cards, access cards, NFC…) and for secure identity documents, traditional and electronic (identity card, passport, health care card). Created in 1984, Oberthur Technologies employs over 6 000 employees. With 50 sales offices across 5 continents, Oberthur Technologies’ international network serves clients in 140 countries.
For more information: www.oberthur.com
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