HID Global launches solution for e-Document applications

IRVINE, Calif., November 5, 2008 – HID Global, the trusted leader in providing solutions for the delivery of secure identity, today announced the launch of its Crack-Resistant Polycarbonate Inlays and Prelaminates that are designed to meet the secure and stringent needs of governmental agencies and organizations using e-Documents. Featuring one of the thinnest and most secure inlay and prelaminates structures available on the market, this new and innovative product is optimized with state-of-the-art technology that is designed to prevent cracking and extend the overall lifetime of mono block Polycarbonate electronic identification cards and e-Passports.

The perfect combination of high-tech, process, IC chip, antenna and operating system, the Crack- Resistant Polycarbonate Inlays and Prelaminates provide the highest levels of security, durability and reliability as required by the e-Document market. The inlays and prelaminates are constructed from HID Global’s patented technologies and ceFLEX material, which is extremely robust and enables full protection of the electronics to withstand daily mechanical wear and tampering attacks.

"Our proven secure contactless technology and copper wire antenna designs are ideal for the next generation of contactless e-Documents, including e-Passports, e-National IDs, e-Driver’s licenses," said Manuel Villamayor, vice president, eGovernment for HID Global. "Utilizing our unique transfer wire and thermo-compression wire processes, along with access to the widest range of carrier materials and ICs, allows us to meet any customer’s requirements and tailor solutions that address the security and durability needs of the e-Document market."

Designed to comply with and exceed ISO and ICAO specifications and standards, the inlays and prelaminates accommodate a wide range of customer requirements and proven modules types, guaranteeing the flexibility in design and excellent security. Available in customer-specific formats and sizes, the Crack-Resistant Polycarbonate Inlays and Prelaminates are tamper resistant and reduce authentication errors and falsification of documents, which is ideal for e- Documents applications.

HID Global’s Crack-Resistant Polycarbonate Inlays and Prelaminates, as well as its full portfolio of converged products for cashless payment, transit, access control, identification and logical access will be on display in the HID Global stand (#3H002) at CARTES & IDentification 2008 in Paris, France, from November 4 – 6. CARTES attendees are invited to visit the booth to encounter a “World of New Possibilities” enabled by HID technology.