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Emergency travel documents

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As security features for travel documents, MRTDs and especially e‑Passports are nowadays much more difficult to counterfeit, fraudsters are increasingly seeking out weaker points...

Beyond line artwork

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Joel Zlotnick, Jordan Brough and Troy Eberhardt Commercial dot halftone patterns are often avoided in security design in favour of custom line artwork for two...

Near-infrared active personalisation

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Modern polycarbonate identity documents have been approved in many countries due to the material’s exceptional mechanical and optical properties and fraud resistance. The manufacturers...

Plasmonic metamaterials

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Metamaterials, artificial composites with properties not found in nature, have revolutionised the way to control electromagnetic radiation. When implemented at infrared and visible frequencies,...

Designing identity documents

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In recent years, identity document issuance solutions have undergone significant advances, incorporating a wave of new technologies that enable identity documents to be more...

The weakest link

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Presenting a genuine and authentic travel, residence and/or identity document is no guarantee of the true identity of the holder. The weakest link in...

Official and diplomatic travel documents

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Official and diplomatic travel documents do not fit the mould of citizen documents. How do issuance authorities cope with managing these documents to ensure...

Hand geometry recognition

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Hand geometry recognition is one of the oldest biometric technologies today; in fact, it is even older than that of fingerprint recognition. It is...