With SPS “Dual 6” module, smart card manufacturers are ready to deliver billion cards needed for the upcoming migration to dual interface cards in the Americas

Smart Packaging Solutions (SPS) “Dual 6” module and “S-Lams®” are now in full steam production allowing smart card manufacturers to integrate them seamlessly in their production process, in order to sustain the fast upcoming adoption of dual interface cards for the North and Latin America markets.

 

ROUSSET, FRANCE, November 22, 2017 – Smart Packaging Solutions, a world leader in contactless and dual interface card manufacturing technologies, is proud to announce its “Dual 6” and “S-Lams®” technologies are ready for integration for smart card manufacturers to benefit from the massive upcoming migration to dual interface cards in the Americas.

 

Already, leading financial institutions in the United States are showing interest for dual interface payment cards and plan to introduce them in 2018 in order to bring their customers the combination of the advantages of contactless cards with those of contact cards, all under the control of a single chip. Similarly, in the Latin America market, major payment brands are pushing financial institutions to issue dual interface cards from 2018 onwards.

 

SPS eBoost PAY® technology is already present in more than 250 million of EMV cards on the field. The company has doubled its production capacity every year and has reached more than 70 LOA (Letter of Approval) in 2017; SPS eBoost PAY® technology is already certified by Visa and MasterCard and supports all payment-dedicated chips delivered by major semiconductor manufacturers.

 

For financial institutions, the fact the Dual 6 micro-module has exactly the same dimensions as a regular contact-only module allows to evolve seamlessly from contact cards to dual interface cards, without having to modify the card artwork.

 

Based on electromagnetic coupling between the antenna and the module (no physical connection between the chip and the antenna), SPS eBoost PAY® ensures the cards are significantly more reliable than cards manufactured with other technologies. Thanks to ID-1 antenna especially designed for banking cards, dual interface cards also reach a higher RF level of performance with 5 lines of embossing on the cards.

 

For card manufacturers, the combination of Dual 6 and S-Lams® ensures a cost-effective offer diversification as the same equipment is used to manufacture contact cards and dual interface cards. These new production batches will be processed along the same methods and procedures, and on the same machines, as contact cards, adding flexibility and ensuring an extremely short time to market that will ensure card vendors will be able to satisfy the most demanding card issuers.

 

Combined with Dual 6, the S-Lams® inlay ensures an easy integration in the card manufacturing production flow. This process has been developed with automation in mind: as the antenna is etched on a rigid support that is laminated with the other layers to manufacture the plastic card, it can be easily handled by automated manufacturing equipment delivering optimized manufacturing costs associated with high yields in production.

 

Benoit Guez, VP Americas, at SPS, declares: “With our Dual 6 and S-Lam offer, we provide an not only unique and proved solution but also the best technology for card manufacturers to deliver the billions of dual interface cards needed for the migration to dual interface payment cards in North and Latin America.”

Smart Packaging Solutions (SPS) will be exhibiting on booth Riviera F 20 at Trustech Pay, Identify, Connect & Secure, an event focused on the entire payments and identification ecosystem, in the Palais des Festivals de Cannes, 28th to 30th November 2017.

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About SPS

Smart Packaging Solutions is specialized in the design, manufacturing and sale of contactless solutions dedicated to ID cards, e-passport and dual interface banking cards. Headquartered in Rousset, France, with a subsidiary in Singapore, SPS employs 140 people. Part of the French Imprimerie Nationale Group, the company specializes in contactless and dual-interface products, with a recognized micro packaging expertise. SPS has filed over 120 patents supporting its exclusive technologies. More information at www.s-p-s.com

Contact

Olivier BRUNET, Product & Marketing director, SPS,

contact@s-p-s.com,
Phone: +33 4 42 53 84 44

 

SPS is part of the Imprimerie Nationale Group.

The Imprimerie Nationale Group is a global leader in secure identity solutions.

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In a mobile and digital world where data security has become the major issue, the Imprimerie Nationale Group offers States, governments and businesses trusted solutions including added value electronic components for banking, identity solutions including electronic components, cutting-edge secure credentials and safe and reliable interoperable systems, but also innovative and efficient digital services, and secure solutions for complex printings and workflows.

Real engineering company, the Imprimerie Nationale Group is specialized in the integration of electronic and biometrics in identity documents and in polycarbonate cards. Thanks to its innovative new products and its strengthened security, the Imprimerie Nationale Group has become a worldwide leader with major customers in over 68 countries.

Based in Paris, the Imprimerie Nationale Group has two production centers and employs more than 900 employees, of which over a third is dedicated to technology development.

Contact: Imprimerie Nationale Group

Romain Galesne-Fontaine   |   +33 1 40 58 30 00     |     media@imprimerienationale.fr    

 

 

SPS “Hybrid 8” module brings security and ease of management to ID documents

Smart Packaging Solutions (SPS) introduces Hybrid 8, a single-module process for hybrid cards that increases the ease of management of eID projects as well as their security while it streamlines the manufacturing process.

 

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ROUSSET, FRANCE, 14th November 2017 – Smart Packaging Solutions, a world leader in eID documents, introduces “Hybrid 8,” its new module, for hybrid cards (including two chips: one contact and one contactless), an optimized solution that allows last-step embedding, easing the manufacturing process and delivering needs security thanks to simple and reliable processes.

With Hybrid 8 module, the manufacturing process for hybrid cards is considerably simplified, as the card manufacturer just needs to embed the module in the card body, in the exact same manner as when manufacturing a contact card. As the Hybrid 8 module has the same dimensions as a contact module, card vendors can use the same manufacturing equipment and the same procedures for all their production. To bring additional flexibility to card manufacturers, the Hybrid 8 module is available both in 470 µm and 550 µm thickness.

 

In addition, in order to bring always more security to ID document issuers, SPS Hybrid 8 module is compatible with the company's exclusive security features:

·       Custom Antenna Image (CAITM), a watermark made on the antenna inside the card inlay, easy to control just with a strong light,

·       Custom Module Image (CMITM), a logo on the module of a hybrid card.

As Hybrid 8 includes both the contact and the contactless chip, production management is made simpler, more efficient and less prone to errors: as the contact chip and the contactless chip are physically part of the same package there is no need for an additional operation to reconcile the serial number of the contact chip with the one of the contactless chip. Consequently, the creation of a White List including the serial numbers of the contact and contactless chips is made easier and more reliable as no additional operation is needed.

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Having fewer subparts to assemble to produce a complete card inherently means a cost reduction for smart card manufacturers.  Compared to traditional processes in which card vendors have to source the contact module and the contactless inlay from different suppliers, the simplification of the manufacturing process brought by SPS Hybrid 8 module leads to reducing the complexity of the supply chain allowing for reduced costs and shorter lead times.

The SPS Hybrid 8 module allows last-step embedding process: a card vendor manufactures finished printed card bodies, then runs quality acceptance procedures on them, often leading to reject up to 15% of these card bodies because of printing imperfections. With SPS last-step embedding process, cards are embedded with Hybrid 8 module only after these quality acceptance procedures are completed, which means no functional chips are rejected because of printing imperfections. This change in the manufacturing process not only increases the yield, but also drastically reduces the cost of rejects.

 

Olivier Brunet, Marketing and Product Director, at SPS, declares: “With SPS Hybrid 8 module, SPS keeps on delivering innovative means for card vendors to improve their offer. Hybrid 8 last-step embedding process brings additional security, better yields and a demonstrated cost-reduction for their manufacturing process.”

 

Smart Packaging Solutions (SPS) will be exhibiting on stand Riviera F 20 at Trustech Pay, Identify, Connect & Secure, an event focused on the entire payments and identification ecosystem, in the Palais des Festivals de Cannes, 28th to 30th November 2017.

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About SPS

Smart Packaging Solutions is specialized in the design, manufacturing and sale of contactless solutions dedicated to ID cards, e-passport and dual interface banking cards. Headquartered in Rousset, France, with a subsidiary in Singapore, SPS employs 120 people. Part of the French Imprimerie Nationale Group, the company specializes in contactless and dual-interface products, with a recognized micro packaging expertise. SPS has filed over 120 patents supporting its exclusive technologies. More information at www.s-p-s.com

Contact

Olivier BRUNET, Product & Marketing director, SPS,

contact@s-p-s.com,
Phone: +33 4 42 53 84 44

 

SPS is part of the Imprimerie Nationale Group.

 

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The Imprimerie Nationale Group is a global leader in secure identity solutions.

In a mobile and digital world where data security has become the major issue, the Imprimerie Nationale Group offers States, governments and businesses trusted solutions including added value electronic components for banking, identity solutions including electronic components, cutting-edge secure credentials and safe and reliable interoperable systems, but also innovative and efficient digital services, and secure solutions for complex printings and workflows.

Real engineering company, the Imprimerie Nationale Group is specialized in the integration of electronic and biometrics in identity documents and in polycarbonate cards. Thanks to its innovative new products and its strengthened security, the Imprimerie Nationale Group has become a worldwide leader with major customers in over 68 countries.

Based in Paris, the Imprimerie Nationale Group has two production centers and employs more than 900 employees, of which over a third is dedicated to technology development.

Contact: Imprimerie Nationale Group

Romain Galesne-Fontaine   |   +33 1 40 58 30 00     |     media@imprimerienationale.fr 

 

 

SPS new “Hybrid 8” module revolutionizes hybrid contact / contactless card embedding

As    it    has    the    exact    same    dimensions    as    a    standard    Dual    8    module,   Smart    Packaging    Solutions    (SPS)    new    “Hybrid     8”     module     facilitates     the     integration     for     card     manufacturers,     which     are     now     able     to     switch    seamlessly    between    contactless,    hybrid    and    dual    interface    card    embedding.        
   
ROUSSET,     FRANCE,     June     22,     2017     –     Smart     Packaging     Solutions,     a     world     leader     in     eID     documents,    introduces     “Hybrid     8,”     its     new     micro     module,     for     hybrid     cards     with     two     chips:     one     contact     and     one    contactless.    The    new    Hybrid    8    module    has    exactly    the    same    dimensions   as   SPS    Dual    8   moduleused    for    dual    interface    cards    that    support    contactand    contactless    communication    with    a    single    chip.    This    dimensional    standardization     enables     smart     card  manufacturers     to     switch     easily     betweenmanufacturing     contactless,    hybrid    and    dual    interface    cards,    as    no   additional    investment    is    needed.        
    
The     new     Hybrid     8     module     allows     smart     card     manufacturers     to     integrate     both     the     contact     and     the    contactless     chip     at     the     end     of     their     process,    leading     to     a     significantly     better     yield     than     the     traditionalprocess    in    which    the    contactless    chip    has    to    be    integrated    in   the    form    of    an    inlay,    before   lamination    and    printing,    which    leads    to    poorer    yields.        
    
With     the     new     Hybrid     8     module,     smart     card     manufacturers     benefit     froma     simpler     supply     chain     as     they    receive    the    modules    already   embedded    with   both    the    contact    and    the    contactless    chips.    This    way    theyhave    a     single     supplier     bringing     a     simpler     and     more     reliable     supply     ofmodules,     already     embedded     with     both    chips,    constituting    a    strategic   supply.        
    
Also,    with    SPS    “Module    8”,    as    the    smart    card    manufacturer    completes    the   embedding    of    the    module    as    the    last    part    of    the    process,    it    is    able    tokeep   inventories    of    cards    and    modules    separately    and    complete    the   embedding     and     printing     upon     customers     orders     giving     it     the     best     flexibility     and     an     efficient     means     to    deliver    the    best    service    to    its   customers.        
    
The    flexibility    brought    by    the    fact    all    modules    “Hybrid    8“    and    “Dual    8”   share    the    same    footprint    means    that    smart    card    embedders    can,    with    a   single   process,    switch    easily    between    manufacturing    contact,    contactless    and    dual    interface    cards.        
    
SPS    Hybrid    8    micro    module    is    compatible    with    the    company's    exclusive   security    features:        
•  Custom    Antenna    Image    (CAI TM ),    a    watermark    made    on    the    antenna    inside    the    card    inlay,    easy    to    control    
just    with    a    strong    light,    
•  Custom    Module    Image    (CMI TM ),    a    logo    on    the    module    of    a    hybrid    card.  Olivier     Brunet,     Marketing     and     Product     Director,     at     SPS,     declares: 

 “SPS     keeps     on     delivering     innovative   solutions    to    ensure    smart    card    manufacturers    benefit    from    its    innovations   providing    them    with    improvedflexibility    and    boosting    their    yield    and    overall   product    quality.”    
    
Smart    Packaging    Solutions    (SPS)    will    be    exhibiting    on    stand    B14    at    SDW,   a    major     conference     and     exhibition     focusing     on     next-generation     human    
identity     solutions     and     intrinsic     document     security,     in     London,     on     26-28    June    2017.        


    
    
About    SPS    
Smart     Packaging     Solutions     is     specialized     in     the     design,     manufacturing     and     sale     of     contactless     solutions    dedicated    to    ID    cards,    e-passport    and   dual   interface    banking    cards.    Headquartered    in    Rousset,    France,    with    a     subsidiary     in     Singapore,     SPS     employs     120     people.     Part     of     the     French     Imprimerie     Nationale     Group,     the    company     specializes     in     contactlessand     dual-interface     products,     with     a     recognized     micro     packaging    expertise.   SPS    has    filed    over    120   patents    supporting    its    exclusive    technologies.    More   information    at    www.s-p-s.com    

Contact    
Olivier    BRUNET,    Product    &    Marketing    director,    SPS,        
contact@s-p-s.com,        
Phone:    +33    4    42    53    84    44    
 
SPS    is    part    of    the    Imprimerie    Nationale    Group.

 

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The    Imprimerie    Nationale    Group    is    a    global    leader    in    secure    identity   solutions.    
In    a    mobile    and    digital    world    where    data    security    has    become    the   majorissue,    the    Imprimerie    NationaleGroup     offers     States,     governments     and     businesses     trusted     solutions     including     added     value     electronic    components     for     banking,     identity     solutions     including     electronic     components,     cutting-edge     securecredentials   and    safe    and    reliable   interoperable    systems,    but    also    innovative    and    efficient    digital    services,    and    secure    solutions    for    complex    printings    and    workflows.    
Real    engineering    company,    the    Imprimerie    Nationale    Group    is    specialized    in   the    integration    of    electronicand    biometrics    in    identity    documents    and    in   polycarbonate    cards.    Thanks    to    its    innovative    new    products    and    its    strengthened    security,    the    Imprimerie    Nationale    Group    has    become   aworldwide    leader    with   majorcustomers    in    over    68    countries.    
Based    in    Paris,    the    Imprimerie    Nationale    Group    has    two    production    centers and    employs    more    than    900 employees,    of    which    over    a    third    is   dedicated   to   technology    development.    

  
    
Contact:    Imprimerie    Nationale    Group    
Romain    Galesne-Fontaine            |            +33    1    40    58    30    00                    |                   media@imprimerienationale.fr       

SPS new Dual 6 small-size dual interface micromodule for all payment schemes now supports Custom Module Image (CMI™)

Smart Packaging Solutions (SPS) introduces its new eBoost PAY® Dual 6 micromodule (6 pins size) dedicated to dual interface payment applications, which supports Custom Module Image (CMI™).

 ROUSSET, FRANCE, March 6, 2017 – Smart Packaging Solutions, a world leader in dual interface banking and eID documents, introduces the latest version of its eBoost PAY® Dual 6 micromodule for dual interface banking cards that brings additional features and increased compatibility to the world of banking cards.

 This latest version supports SPS exclusive Custom Module Image feature, which consists in engraving an image specific to the issuing financial institution on the module of the card. Now, with SPS new Dual 6 micromodule, all banks can make their brand image more prominent on the module on their dual interface cards.

 SPS eBoost PAY® Dual 6 micromodule is certified by EMVCo, MasterCard and Visa as well as by most national payment schemes, making it a universal solution for financial institutions wishing to issue dual interface cards. SPS Dual 6 micromodule is compliant with Mastercard CQM, ISO 10443 and 7816 standards.

 SPS Dual 6 micromodule is the same size as a regular 6-contact micromodule, such as the ones used for contact banking cards or SIM cards. For this reason, thanks to eBoost PAY® Dual 6, card manufacturers can easily switch from contact to dual interface cards, without any need for adapting the embedding machine on their manufacturing line.

 With Dual 6 micromodule and thanks to SPS inductive coupling technology, smart card manufacturers benefit from economies of scale as they can have a general-purpose smart card manufacturing line that will produce all kind of 6-contact smart cards, bringing them the best flexibility and production chain efficiency to answer card issuers’ demands.

 Stéphane Semori, Product Manager for Banking, at SPS, declares: “The new version of eBoost PAY® Dual 6 micromodule is even more universal as it allows financial institutions to boost their brand image with their logo on the module for all dual interface cards, regardless whether they belong to an international or a national scheme. Especially in US market, the new SPS eBoost PAY® Dual 6 micromodule participates actively to a frictionless migration from 6 pins contact to 6 pins dual interface cards.”

 The new  eBoost PAY® Dual 6 micromodule is already available in either gold or silver plating, and can be customized with any bank logo.

SPS will be exhibiting on booth 41, at Seamless South Africa, March 14-15, 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa.

 

 

SPS new eBoost PAY® Dual 6 micromodule

 

 

About SPS

Smart Packaging Solutions is specialized in the design, manufacturing and sale of contactless solutions dedicated to ID cards, e-passport and dual interface banking cards. Headquartered in Rousset, France, with a subsidiary in Singapore, SPS employs 120 people. Part of the French Imprimerie Nationale Group, the company specializes in contactless and dual-interface products, with a recognized micro packaging expertise. SPS has filed over 120 patents supporting its exclusive technologies. More information at www.s-p-s.com

Contact

Olivier BRUNET, Product & Marketing director, SPS,

contact@s-p-s.com,
Phone: +33 4 42 53 84 44

SPS is part of the Imprimerie Nationale Group

 

GroupeImprimerieNationale_LogoA.png

 

The Imprimerie Nationale Group is a global leader in secure identity solutions.

In a mobile and digital world where data security has become the major issue, the Imprimerie Nationale Group offers States, governments and businesses trusted solutions including added value electronic components for banking, identity solutions including electronic components, cutting-edge secure credentials and safe and reliable interoperable systems, but also innovative and efficient digital services, and secure solutions for complex printings and workflows.

Real engineering company, the Imprimerie Nationale Group is specialized in the integration of electronic and biometrics in identity documents and in polycarbonate cards. Thanks to its innovative new products and its strengthened security, the Imprimerie Nationale Group has become a worldwide leader with major customers in over 68 countries.

Based in Paris, the Imprimerie Nationale Group has two production centers and employs more than 700 employees, of which over a third is dedicated to technology development.

Contact : Imprimerie Nationale Group

Romain Galesne-Fontaine   |   +33 1 40 58 30 00     |     media@imprimerienationale.fr 

SPS thinnest inlay brings additional security features to passport polycarbonate datapage

Smart Packaging Solutions (SPS) introduces one of the thinnest inlay in the world that expands into the hinge of a passport bringing new security features thanks to its ability to embed a specific image for each government while making the assembly easier for passport manufacturers.

 

ROUSSET, FRANCE, November 24, 2016 – Smart Packaging Solutions, a world leader in dual interface and contactless eID documents and banking cards, introduces its hinge inlay for polycarbonate datapage in traditional and ePassports. As this patented technology combines the inlay for the datapage with the hinge of the passport, it allows to combine better security with a simplification of the manufacturing process.

 

The hinge inlay can embark a Customized Hinge Image (CHI™), a technology consisting in defining a specific hinge design for each passport issuer. For instance, a national symbol, an acronym or a specific mark can be part of the hinge design making it extremely difficult for a fraudster to reproduce. When the passport is controlled, a CHI™ can easily be verified by transparency, just by exposing the card in front of a light, like a watermark in a paper.

 

In addition, as the hinge inlay is extremely thin, under 40 µm, its lamination with the other layers in a passport datapage gives a thinner datapage. For instance, thanks to SPS hinge inlay thinness, the whole datapage of a non-electronic passport is only 400 µm while the datapage of an electronic passport is between 650 and 800 µm depending on the security features.

 

Finally, in case of an ePassport, the hinge inlay already includes the antenna, which is coupled with the chip by induction thanks to SPS EBooster® technology. This way, passport manufacturers see their assembly operations streamlined and more efficient while making ePassports more reliable. SPS hinge inlay can also be combined with all other security features.

 

Dominique Charrie, Product & Marketing manager for eID, declares: “The hinge inlay brings at the same time a higher security and a thinner datapage to passport designers and manufacturers. It allows them to streamline their process and gain in efficiency and product reliability”.

 

SPS will be present at Trustech, in Cannes, France, from November 29th to December 1st, 2016. Come and visit us on Groupe Imprimerie Nationale / SPS booth Riviera B059. In addition, the hinge inlay has been selected as a finalist through Nautilus™ datapage from Imprimerie Nationale,  for the Sesames awards that will be announced during Trustech event.

 

 

About SPS

Smart Packaging Solutions is specialized in the design, manufacturing and sale of contactless solutions dedicated to ID cards, e-passport and dual interface banking cards. Headquartered in Rousset, France, with a subsidiary in Singapore, SPS employs 120 people. Part of the French Imprimerie Nationale Group, the company specializes in contactless and dual-interface products, with a recognized micro packaging expertise. SPS has filed over 120 patents supporting its exclusive technologies. More information at www.s-p-s.com

Contact

Olivier BRUNET, Product & Marketing director, SPS, contact@s-p-s.com,
tel: +33 4 42 53 84 44

 

SPS is part of the Imprimerie Nationale Group.

 

 

The Imprimerie Nationale Group is a global leader in secure identity solutions.

In a mobile and digital world where data security has become the major issue, the Imprimerie Nationale Group offers States, governments and businesses trusted solutions including added value electronic components for banking, identity solutions including electronic components, cutting-edge secure credentials and safe and reliable interoperable systems, but also innovative and efficient digital services, and secure solutions for complex printings and workflows.

Real engineering company, the Imprimerie Nationale Group is specialized in the integration of electronic and biometrics in identity documents and in polycarbonate cards. Thanks to its innovative new products and its strengthened security, the Imprimerie Nationale Group has become a worldwide leader with major customers in over 68 countries.

Based in Paris, the Imprimerie Nationale Group has two production centers and employs more than 700 employees, of which over a third is dedicated to technology development.

 

Contact : Imprimerie Nationale Group

Romain Galesne-Fontaine   |   +33 1 40 58 30 00     |     media@imprimerienationale.fr 

SPS Validates ITW Brand Identity Division’s HoloLam Plus® for Dual Interface Transaction Cards

Following extensive testing performed by Smart Packaging Solutions’ (SPS) R&D Lab, ITW Brand Identity Division is proud to announce that its Premium and Advantage HoloLam Plus® full-face metallic and holographic laminates deliver EMV-like performance with dual interface transaction cards.

 

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Following extensive testing performed by Smart Packaging Solutions’ (SPS) R&D Lab, ITW Brand Identity Division is proud to announce that its Premium and Advantage HoloLam Plus® full-face metallic and holographic laminates deliver EMV-like performance with dual interface transaction cards. Because HoloLam Plus laminates do not interfere with the RFID signal, banks are able to create eye-catching, top-of-wallet card designs while utilizing the latest card technology.

SPS test results show that when used in conjunction with SPS’s eBoost PAY® solution, Premium and Advantage HoloLam Plus laminates provide the same RF performance as cards that do not contain foil. Advantage HoloLam Plus also eliminates electrostatic discharge (ESD).

HoloLam Plus

HoloLam Plus full-face laminates are used to create some of the world’s most distinctive cards and can also be used to build in a variety of security features. Available in standard metallized and holographic diffraction patterns as well as custom designs, HoloLam Plus laminates are process-friendly, print-receptive, and engineered to meet or exceed ISO/IEC 7810 peel strength for secure and non-secure transaction cards.

About SPS

Part of the French group Imprimerie Nationale, SPS is a world leader in dual interface banking and e-ID documents. SPS brings value to its customers by pre-certifying the performance of cards using its technology and guaranteeing card functionality in the field. For more information regarding SPS solutions, contact Stephane Semori, Product Manager Banking, at +33 (0)4 42 53 84 51 or stephane.semori(at)s-p-s(dot)com.

About ITW Brand Identity Division

A division of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW), a Fortune 200 company, ITW Brand Identity Division has amassed vast experience in the development, design, and manufacture of a wide array of unique films, foils, holography, laminates, and transfers. Utilizing our proprietary technology, printing, engineering, and industry expertise, we deliver innovative, value-added products and solutions for the architectural, appliance and household goods, containers, cosmetics and personal care, medical, transaction card, and transportation parts and accessories markets. Our hot stamp foils and heat transfer films are used to mark and decorate a wide range of products, including vinyl siding, IV bags, automotive sun visors, credit cards, and cosmetic containers just to name a few. To learn more, visit http://www.itwbi.com.

About Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW)

ITW (NYSE: ITW) is a Fortune 200 global multi-industrial manufacturing leader with revenues totaling $13.4 billion in 2015. The Company’s seven industry-leading segments leverage the unique ITW Business Model to drive solid growth with best-in-class margins and returns in markets in which highly innovative, customer-focused solutions are required. ITW has nearly 50,000 dedicated colleagues in operations around the world who thrive in the company’s unique, decentralized and entrepreneurial culture. To learn more about the company and the ITW Business Model, visit http://www.itw.com.

SPS customized security features are now adopted by over 10 government authorities

Smart Packaging Solutions (SPS) exclusive customized security features: CMI (Custom Module Image), CAI (Custom Antenna Image) and CHI (Custom Hinge Image), are now adopted by more than 10 governments as they bring easy-to-control anticounterfeiting features for all types of identity documents: ePassports, ID cards, driving licenses, etc.  

 

ROUSSET, FRANCE, May 23, 2016 – Smart Packaging Solutions, a world leader in dual interface eID documents and banking, is proud to announce its exclusive developments meet a growing market success. SPS has developed a series of customized security features, CMI, CAI and CHI that are built in the structure of the document itself and are at the same time extremely easy to control for any law enforcement officer and almost impossible to counterfeit.

 

Now, over ten governments including France, Nigeria, Peru, and Gabon, among others have adopted SPS customized security features, allowing them to show a consistent image between all types of ID documents they issue. Thanks to SPS customized security features, any law enforcement officer is able to visually control the presence of the government signs in the document without needing any dedicated equipment nor extensive training.

 

Dominique Charrié, product manager Identity for SPS declares: “our customized security features apply to any type of document: ID cards, passports inlays, passport datapages, etc. This way governments can build a strong image by including their traditional coat of arms, for instance, in the most modern identity documents.”

 

Custom Module Image (CMI™) consists in engraving an image specific to the issuing authority on the module of the card or passport. Typically, a government may choose to have its flag, coat of arms or any symbol on its modules.

 

Custom Antenna Image (CAI™) allows to design a specific antenna for contactless or dual interface cards and documents that includes distinctive signs. A national symbol, an acronym, or a second embodiment of the national symbol already part of the marked module or the card surface can be used as a distinctive sign. These signs can easily be controlled by transparency, just by exposing the card in front of a light, like a watermark in a paper.

 

Custom Hinge Image (CHI™) applies the same principles to the hinge of an ePassport booklet. The hinge of the passport booklet includes a specific image, such as the issuing state coat of arms, flag or any other symbol. This hinge image can visually be checked by any officer.

 

To control these distinctive signs, a law enforcement officer needs only to have the knowledge of the presence of the sign, and just to be equipped with a light, such as a mobile phone torch.

 

SPS has published a detailed White Paper titled “Marked modules and antennas: physical security features for government ID cards,” which is available for download at http://www.s-p-s.com/white-paper/

 

SPS will be present at ID4 Africa 2016 which will take place in the Kigali Serena Hotel, in Kigali, Rwanda on the 24th-26th May 2016. We are pleased to invite you to come and visit us at our Stand n° B13

 

About SPS

Smart Packaging Solutions is specialized in the design, manufacturing and sale of contactless solutions dedicated to ID cards, e-passport and dual interface banking cards. Headquartered in Rousset, France, with a subsidiary in Singapore, SPS employs 120 people. Part of the French Imprimerie Nationale Group, the company specializes in contactless and dual-interface products, with a recognized micro packaging expertise. SPS has filed over 120 patents supporting its exclusive technologies. More information at www.s-p-s.com

Contact

Olivier BRUNET, Product & Marketing director, SPS, contact@s-p-s.com,
tel: +33 4 42 53 84 44

 

SPS is part of the Imprimerie Nationale Group:

The Imprimerie Nationale Group is a global leader in secure identity solutions.

In a mobile and digital world where data security has become the major issue, the Imprimerie Nationale Group offers States, governments and businesses trusted solutions including added value electronic components for banking, identity solutions including electronic components, cutting-edge secure credentials and safe and reliable interoperable systems, but also innovative and efficient digital services, and secure solutions for complex printings and workflows.

Real engineering company, the Imprimerie Nationale Group is specialized in the integration of electronic and biometrics in identity documents and in polycarbonate cards. Thanks to its innovative new products and its strengthened security, the Imprimerie Nationale Group has become a worldwide leader with major customers in over 68 countries.

Based in Paris, the Imprimerie Nationale Group has two production centers and employs more than 800 employees, of which over a third is dedicated to technology development.

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