ANAS considers German company's proposals on biometric passports
Azerbaijan, Baku, Apr. 13 / Trend H.Valiyev /
The Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences' (ANAS) Institute of Information Technology (IIT) is considering proposals from the German Bundesdruckerei International Services to produce blank passports and other biometric identification documents, the IIT reported.
Today, the institute is conducting research on the biometric passports project in Azerbaijan.
At the meeting at IIT, BIS Sales Director Gottfried Berger demonstrated the company's stamps, driver's licenses and biometric passports.
During the recent exhibition CeBIT 2010, BIS showed its first e-passport, which included an AMOLED-display. The e-passport was the size of a driver's license. The passport screen shows a rotating 3D photograph of its owner and other information.
The institute is working to judge the security of identification documents for Azerbaijan.
The IIT is also reviewing a proposal from the German Mühlbauer AG, U.S. 3M, Polish PWPW SA and Korean Polytechnic Institute.
These structures offer turnkey solutions for border control points, passport registration offices, telecom solutions and passport and microchip production equipment.
The Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers carried out coordinated activities to introduce biometric passports in the country. Its main priorities are the technical equipment of customs checkpoints.
Azerbaijani law enforcement agencies have prepared a number of bills, some of which have been adopted. Work is carried out by the Interior Ministry, Justice Ministry and other departments for the integration of other bills in the existing environment.
Rasim Aliguliyev said earlier that Azerbaijani citizens will receive electronic passports containing biometric information in 2011.
According to Aliguliyev, fingerprints and biometric data on the structure of the human face will be posted in the new passports meeting international standards.
Passports with biometric data will be applied to ensure international civil air navigation safety, strengthen identity document security against possible counterfeiting, improve rapid and accurate identification mechanisms when crossing state borders and improve international air travel.
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