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Ivorian Passport: security and speed

​​​​Gemalto ePassports for Cote d’Ivoire

Gemalto has clinched an exclusive five-year contract to deliver digital security technology for Ivorian biometric ePassports. Under the contract, Gemalto will supply Sealys eTravel Inlays, the secure devices embedding its advanced secure electronic passport software technology, to integrator Zetes.

It will also supply Sealys eTravel, a highly-secure OS with advanced cryptographic features running on a large-capacity contactless microprocessor.

2009: the birth of the Ivorian biometric passport 

Over one million passports are currently in use in Cote d’Ivoire and the government intends to roll out the first electronic passports from June 2008 onwards, with a view to renewing them all by end-2009.

The authorities of Cote d'Ivoire incorporate the electronic capability in all new travel documents.

Slash your total cost of ownership

Gemalto's ICAO-compliant embedded operating system for electronic passports is the key to a secure, durable and interoperable passport. You can: 

  • Expedite border control thanks to its reading time—the fastest on the market
  • Reduce personalization costs by leveraging record writing performance
  • Secure and rationalize your supply chain, cutting costs with multiple interchangeable microprocessor platforms.
  • Support extensive security capabilities.
Deployable on multiple interchangeable microprocessor sources, Sealys eTravel Operating System allows to switch from one microprocessor source to another without any impact on personalization or usage. 
Such flexibility enables our partners to benefit from microprocessor industry innovations in technology and efficiency while curbing risk and preventing operational interruption.
Our epassport embedded operating system is being used by over 30 countries. It enables governments to realize significant cost savings and reduces total cost of passport ownership.

Our contribution to these projects provides us with an excellent overview of the technology involved, its applications and the quality of information systems, as well as the context of its use.

We are proud to have helped our customers succeed in designing some of the most secure and attractive passports to appear in recent years.​

​How can we help you in your passport migration? 

We're looking forward to hearing from you.

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