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The Czech Republic extends Trüb’s contract to supply polycarbonate datapages for biometric passports

Published on 1 September, 2011
 The datapage attached through a patented and robust page binding element, is qualified over a 10 year lifespan
A key element of the passport is the polycarbonate datapage with embedded chip supplied by Trub 
Since 2006, Trüb supplies the Czech Republic with highly secure polycarbonate datapages with embedded chip. In the beginning based on the BAC standard (basic access control), the second generation of biometric passports implementing the EAC standard (extended access control) was launched in April 2009. The quality of the polycarbonate datapages and the services provided from Trüb motivated the Czech Republic to extend the contract over the next years.

The cooperation with the Czech Republic began in 2006 with the supply of polycarbonate datapages with embedded chips implementing the BAC standard (basic access control).

In April 2009, the Czech Republic started issuing a new passport with biometric data, based on EAC (extended access control). The chip on this second and actual generation passport stores the personal data, a facial image and two fingerprints of the document holder. With this new passport the Czech Republic was one of the first Member States to implement the corresponding regulation of the Council of the European Union. Major aims are to combat fraud and falsification more effectively and to ensure a reliable identification of the document holder.

Key element of the passport is the polycarbonate datapage with embedded chip supplied by Trüb AG. The Czech passports are produced and personalised by the State Printing Works of Securities (Statni Tiskarna Cenin, STC) in Prague. "The excellent quality of the product, the customer focussed services and the smooth day-to-day cooperation with Trüb made it a very easy decision for us to continue this successful partnership," says Mr. František  Male, Technical Director of STC.

Datapages from Trüb AG meet with the highest demands on security. They are made of fused polycarbonate films, equipped with a variety of built-in security features and optically personalised by laser engraving. The datapage, attached to the passport booklet through a patented and robust page binding element, is qualified over a 10 year lifespan.


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