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Oberthur Technologies deliver Uzbekistan ePassport solution

14 May 2013

Oberthur Technologies, one of the world's largest providers of security and identification solutions and services, has announced the signing of the final acceptance of the Uzbekistan e-Passport system, in the presence of Mr Elyor Majidovich GANIEV, Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

As a system integrator and thanks to its strong system expertise worldwide, Oberthur Technologies has implemented over the last two years a turnkey end-to-end identity system solution including citizen enrolment, e-passport personalisation, document verification, border control and authentication. Uzbek citizens can now benefit from the latest state-of-the-art secure electronic passports, provided by Oberthur Technologies.

To enhance the security level of the Uzbekistan passport, which also serves as a national identity document, Oberthur Technologies provides a strong Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). This is based on system-One™ PKI for eMRTD¹ which offers a secure and modular infrastructure to manage dedicated digital certificates, compliant with ICAO and EAC standards.

In addition, Oberthur Technologies closely assists the Uzbek government in the upgrade of their infrastructures in order to assembly and manufacture secure passports.

"Oberthur Technologies is very proud to have been selected by the Republic of Uzbekistan to provide its state-of-the-art ePassport solution. Through its system integration know-how, document issuance and security expertise, Oberthur Technologies was able to deliver a full ePassport system, a cost-wise solution which was quickly deployed. The solution can be also upgraded in terms of capacities and performance, and support other applications", said Olivier PRESTEL, the Identity BU Managing Director.

MRTD¹: Machine Readable Travel DocumentsICAO²: International Civil Aviation OrganisationEAC³: Extended Access Control

About Oberthur Technologies: Oberthur Technologies is a world leader in the field of secure technologies: systems development, solutions and services for smart cards (payment cards, SIM cards, access cards, NFC...) and for secure identity documents, traditional and electronic (identity card, passport, health care card). Created in 1984, Oberthur Technologies employs over 6 000 employees. With 50 sales offices across 5 continents, Oberthur Technologies' international network serves clients in 140 countries.For more information: www.oberthur.com