Datacard Group Announces Multiple New e-Passport Awards

Datacard Group, a world leader in secure ID and card personalization solutions, today announced that the company is continuing to see significant growth in the worldwide adoption of its passport solutions. In the last year, the company has been awarded four new passport programs in the Americas, Asia and Europe.

Known for its integrated portfolio of government technology, Datacard Group has millions of passports personalized on its systems each year. These four new awards will soon be added to the nearly 20 passport programs Datacard Group has already deployed globally. The breadth of Datacard Group’s portfolio and implementation experience gives government agencies the flexibility to deploy enrollment offices, issuance locations and fulfillment processes in the manner that best meets their current needs, and gives them the ability to grow and change over time.

“Datacard Group is seeing continuous growth worldwide in the government sector as we bring on new customers and work with our customers and partners to deploy more passport programs,” said Joshua Jabs, vice president of government marketing for Datacard Group. “These new contracts reinforce our market leadership in offering advanced technologies that meet the needs of the market, as well Datacard Group’s knowledge and support of current global standards and best practices.”

Datacard passport solutions utilize advanced security and personalization technology – including inkjet printing, secure inline lamination, laser engraving, vision registration, number perforation, contactless chip personalization, and other unique security at time of personalization security features to issue state-of-the-art travel documents that help resist counterfeiting and alteration. The company also offers best-in-class high and low volume personalization, identity and credential management software, secure thin film overlays and services that have been implemented in more than 400 government programs in over 100 countries.

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