Colombia selects Gemalto’s secure ePassport solution

AMSTERDAM, June 7, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces it is delivering its Sealys Premium Inlay and embedded Sealys eTravel Software for Colombia’s first national electronic passport program. Gemalto is working alongside Thomas Greg and Sons, a specialist in secure printing. The Colombian ePassports leverage Gemalto’s new flexible Sealys Inlay technology providing improved issuance and delivery capabilities to ensure rapid deployment of secure documents while enhancing travel for Colombia’s 38 million citizens.

Gemalto’s embedded Sealys eTravel software is ICAO Common Criteria certified and achieves industry-leading speeds for both personalization and secure data access. Combined with the flexibility and durability of the inlay, ePassport issuers benefit from improved personalization performance and cost reduction.

“Gemalto’s brand new products will help us optimize the efficiency of our bookbinding operations, while offering enhanced aesthetic qualities,” said Juan Carlos Yanez Arenas, Managing Director, Thomas Greg & Sons de Colombia S.A. “With millions of Colombians who cross the borders each year, we need an ePassport solution that simplifies their travel logistics.

“Starting with the first EU compliant ePassport launched in 2005, Colombia is now the 30th country Gemalto is enabling to evolve from paper identity to eDocuments,” added Jerome Desbois, Vice President of Government Programs for Latin America at Gemalto. “ePassports can be in the field for 10 years and the long term properties of the new inlays are confirmed by class-leading results in ICAO durability tests.”

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the global leader in digital security, with 2015 annual revenues of [Eur]3.1 billion and customers in over 180 countries. We bring trust to an increasingly connected world.

Our technologies and services enable businesses and governments to authenticate identities and protect data so they stay safe and enable services in personal devices, connected objects, the cloud and in between.

Gemalto’s solutions are at the heart of modern life, from payment to enterprise security and the internet of things. We authenticate people, transactions and objects, encrypt data and create value for software – enabling our clients to deliver secure digital services for billions of individuals and things.

Our 14,000+ employees operate out of 118 offices, 45 personalization and data centers, and 27 research and software development centers located in 49 countries.

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