SPS offers new active anti-skimming security features for ePassports

Smart Packaging Solutions (SPS), introduces S-LOCK®, a new and active anti-skimming solution delivering additional security for citizen passport data. 
ROUSSET, FRANCE, October 18, 2018 – With the increasing deployment of electronic passports all over the world, governments are under pressure to deliver ID documents that protect their citizens’ biometric data in their day-to-day life.

One of the main fears of citizens is to have their biometric data stolen without their knowledge – the hacking of private passport data right in your pocket!

Smart Packaging Solutions (SPS) has taken into consideration both governments and citizen expectations and is proud to introduce S-Lock® (a patented solution) for electronic passports. S-Lock® is an innovative and active jamming device designed to protect citizens’ secure data from hacking through RFID waves.

The SPS R&D team are specialists in designing solutions to activate or “boost” radio signals. For this product, however, they have used their knowledge in inductive coupling to create a solution, which "scrambles” the electromagnetic signal when a passport is closed. This is an ‘active solution’ making it inherently more efficient than any shield or ‘passive solution’.

S-Lock® solution can be added as an option for any passport inlay. S-Lock® device is based on the same material as SPS standard e-Boost antenna, with the same performance reliability. This solution has already been adopted by a major country government and volume deployment is ongoing. With this device, SPS widens its offer on its eBoost PASS® product line. SPS has already delivered passport inlays for more than ten counties, such as the Philippines, Algeria, France, Peru, Uruguay, Benin, Djibouti, ...
The S-Lock® device can also be combined with SPS patented and unique security features:

  • Customized Module Image(CMI®) for security level II.

  • Customized Antenna Image (CAI®) for security level II.


IN Groupe will be exhibiting on Stand 9 at the Fourteenth  Symposium and Exhibition on the ICAO Traveller Identification Programme (TRIP), taking place in Montreal, Canada, on 23 -  25 October 2018. Come and visit us!

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 IN Groupe, 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.

Olivier BRUNET, Product & Marketing director, SPS, contact@s-p-s.com

Phone: +33 4 42 53 84 44
SPS is part of the IN Groupe.

The IN Groupe is a global leader in secure identity solutions.
In a mobile and digital world where data security has become the major issue, the IN Groupe 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 IN Groupe 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 IN Groupe has become a worldwide leader with major customers in over 68 countries.

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

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