de la rue supplies new bahamian
by Security Document World
De La Rue Identity Systems has announced it is due to deliver the Caribbean Community’s (Caricom’s) first ePassport to the Bahamas at the beginning of 2008.
De La Rue, working in partnership on this project with IRIS Corporation Berhad based in Malaysia and Indusa LLC based in the United States, won the contract following a competitive tender process in 2006. Over 300,000 passports and 40,000 visas will be issued over a five-year period starting from the 1st calendar quarter of 2008.
De La Rue produces the 32 and 64 page Bahamian documents in secure, controlled and audited conditions. The data page will be personalised and protected using De La Rue’s MLIS solution, which is used by some 25 issuing authorities worldwide and is compliant with ICAO 9303.
Commenting on the impending launch of the ePassport and visa, Adam Trill, Head of Commercial Operations of De La Rue Identity Systems said: “De La Rue is working actively with the Bahamian Government and partners to make the transition to ePassports as smooth as possible, while exploiting the added security potential to the full.”
De La Rue has supplied the Bahamian Government with its identity documents for over 30 years and the company’s Identity Systems division has now implemented more than 50 national schemes. These include a wide range of projects including ePassports for the Bahamas and Qatar, the New York State driving licence and national ID cards for Chile, Senegal and Sierra Leone. Meanwhile, De La Rue Smurfit produces the Irish ePassport.
24/09/2007De La Rue Identity Systems has been chosen by Qatar to supply an ePassport solution which can be integrated into the country’s eID scheme.
02/01/2007Bahamas Ministry of Foreign Affairs to start rolling out ePassports later this year