Imprimerie Nationale Selects Datacard Group’s Government Solutions for e-Passport Program in France
Datacard® PB6500™ Passport Issuance System Helps Streamline Personalization Process and Improve Delivery Time
Imprimerie Nationale is working with Datacard Group on an implementation that will consist of installing Datacard® PB6500™ passport issuance systems. Issuing up to 25,000 French passports daily, the PB6500 passport system is an automated, inline high-volume passport production system offering a flexible, modular design.
“The solution provided by Datacard Group meets all our requirements,” said Didier Trutt, CEO of the Imprimerie Nationale. “Delivery time has been considerably improved—from six days down to two days—and can cope with strong daily demand variances while keeping the highest level of quality.”
For this project, Datacard Group provided a configuration that includes automated leafing, inline inkjet printing, smart card encoding, laser perforation and enhanced lamination of secure thin-film overlays. Datacard Syntera customization suite software was also installed as a universal interface, providing a uniquely flexible bridge that links the PB6500 passport systems.
“We are very pleased that Imprimerie Nationale has selected Datacard Group as their provider of choice for the e-passport program in France,” said Jim Runcie, regional vice president, EMEA region, for Datacard Group. “This newly automated solution will help streamline the issuance and personalization needs and ultimately create a platform for increased productivity and output levels.”
Every day, Datacard solutions personalize and deliver more than 10 million cards, 5 million smart cards, and issue hundreds of thousands of passports worldwide. The company offers a Secure Issuance Anywhere™ platform, which offers the broadest portfolio of solutions that include best-in-class personalization, identity management software, supplies and service that have been implemented in more than 400 government programs in over 100 countries.