Gemplus Selected for Electronic Visa Pilot in France

Gemplus to supply contactless smart card technology for French government's border control initiative

2. GemBorder, a contactless chip technology for electronic passports and visas from Gemplus, complies with The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) specifications by delivering a platform that enables secure and flexible management of passport/visa holder details on the chip, such as name, address, nationality, passport/visa number etc., as well as a set of biometric data for strong authentication features. The contactless chip, which can be inserted as an inlay or sticker inside the passport/visa or used within a standard ID3 datapage or ID1 smart card, acts as a miniature computer that requires an OS to activate and govern multiple tasks and applications. The GemBorder platform uses Gemplus technology to manage all contactless identification functions associated with electronic passports.