X Infotech, a leading system integrator and supplier of premium solutions for the issuance, management and verification of electronic ID documents, in collaboration with Austrian State Printing House (OeSD International), announces the implementation of state-of-the-art laissez-passer for the 15-member regional group, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
The introduction of the new solution is designed to replace previous generation paper passports for representatives of the Community and their dependents with secure biometric laissez-passers, containing modern security features and depicting each member country’s code of arms.
The ECOWAS laissez-passer has an integrated chip which holds the demographic data, signature, ICAO compliant photo and two fingerprints. OeSD was responsible for supplying the ECOWAS laissez-passer program with its highly secure and durable ePassport booklets powered by X Infotech’s embedded software. X Infotech has provided ECOWAS with the turnkey MultiPerso solution for complete document personalization and production management along with secure ICAO compliant Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). The contract for the complete end-to-end ePassport system also included smooth on-time integration and training.
The combined expertise of OeSD and X Infotech resulted in the successful and fast implementation of the ECOWAS laissez-passer. In return ECOWAS rolled out the next generation e-identity documents, which provide an unprecedented level of security and privacy for representatives and their dependents, when crossing borders frequently.
“With the laissez-passer project for ECOWAS we have delivered unrivalled security, convenience and trust for staff members and their dependents in West African countries.” said Alexander Popov, Technical Director at X Infotech. “The established partnership with Austrian State Printing House (OeSD) has contributed to the successful project implementation for ECOWAS. We are confident that together, OeSD and X Infotech will succeed in new endeavors.”
“The new project extends our long-standing relationship with X Infotech, acquiring a large number of national passport programs worldwide,” said Claudia Schwendimann, CEO at OeSD International. “Our joint experience allowed the ECOWAS regional group to reach their goals within the earliest possible timeframe and deploy the most secure travel documents whilst enhancing the travel experience and electronic identity services for ECOWAS representatives.”
About OeSD International GmbH
The focus of the OeSD International GmbH lies on travel documents, such as ePassports, Machine Readable Passports and visa labels, which are sold to an international clientele. The company mainly covers turn-key projects, which additionally include systems integration and the installation of personalisation centres in the customer’s country. OeSD International operates in Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania so far. More: www.staatsdruckerei.at
About X Infotech
X Infotech, a leading systems integrator and a developer of software suite MultiPerso, delivers premium solutions for issuing, managing and verification of electronic ID documents and smart cards. The company`s turnkey solutions are fully independent and flexible, and in combination with unrivalled team expertise, allow smart card and eID programs to be implemented easily, adapting to any environment by supporting any equipment and chip type. With successfully implemented projects in 45 countries already, X Infotech is now a trusted business partner and preferred solutions and services provider for hundreds of customers. More: www.x-infotech.com