US border control, US customs, US passport, passport RFID, passport verification, passport reader

POTENTIALS VS. REALITIES IN PASSPORT CHECKING


Tuesday, 13 March 2018 12:06

– IN THE NEWS: US border control fails to check the chip in e-passports?

Digital information stored on contactless chips in e-passports is a technology designed to expand data storage and make travel documents difficult to counterfeit. It may come as a surprise that according to the news story early this year, ’US customs officials have not been properly authenticating ePassports for over a decade.’ (source: Security Document World).

The point is not to find someone to blame. Scapegoats? No thanks. The point is to start using available state-of-the-art technology. As manufacturer of passport reading and authentication products, we support all border crossing authorities in making the most of currently available ID verification potentials.

As a tech company actively involved in software and hardware development, we can confirm that chip reading requires highly complex, in-depth expertise. In fact, ARH passport scanners were among the first ones globally to read digital content according to the relevant ICAO9303 standards. In the years to follow, we participated in numerous interoperability tests and we are keeping up with the latest trends of development: we regularly consult with document issuance companies and experts, as well as government agencies. ARH devices are soon becoming BSI TR-03105 certified and VHBR (very high bit rate) compliant, which will come in handy for the latest ICAO9303 standard (including LDS 2.0, planned to be introduced by 2020). Stay tuned for details.

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Sources:
BBC

Security Document World