Founded in 2006, with headquarters in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and active in over 80 government programs worldwide, Gemalto is at the heart of the evolving digital society, giving billions of people security and freedom to communicate, travel, shop, and bank anywhere at any time in the world. Its expertise spans the entire process of creating digital security solutions for corporations and governments. The company develops secure software and operating systems that are embedded in its devices like the UICC cards, banking cards, tokens, electronic passports and identity cards. Through its eID programs, the firm offers secure and customizable government issued identity documents. Citizens are provided with improved security through the deployment of electronic application systems which enhance public services and reduce administrative costs.
Gemalto’s portfolio of travel documents dubbed ePassports looks to address a country’s regulatory requirements by providing a tailor-made scheme for enrollment, issuance, and personalization of a nation’s passports. The company has also come up with an efficient solution for strong border control. Citizens utilize their electronic documents to cross borders through automated kiosks thus freeing up border agents giving them time to concentrate on other travelers and visitors. On top of traditional security measures, the company uses high security features such as guilloche background printing, rainbow printing, invisible fluorescent printing, micro-printing, OVIs, modified fonts, among others. These printing techniques enable easy verification by government agencies and organizations, at the same time eliminating attempts by forgers to tamper with the document. It also employs laser engraving, laser facial imaging and secure transparent windows for personalization of documents.