Gemalto unveils two new enhanced security features for ID documents

Gemalto, the provider in digital security, announced the launch of two new laser-personalised innovations designed to further increase the security of official identity documents. These advanced security features are available immediately as additional options in the Gemalto Colour Laser Shield* secure identity solutions range and are supported by major brands of personalisation equipment.

Colour laser engraving is the most secure way to personalise documents. It has won the trust of progressive government bodies worldwide and is gaining further momentum in 2018.

In addition to colour portraits of exceptional sharpness secured by four colour lasers, the two new security features can now be applied to the polycarbonate documents such as national ID cards, passports, healthcare cards, driver’s licenses, voting and resident permit cards.

The new enhancements are highly sophisticated but simple to adopt by the government agents in the field. They are designed to counter forgery while remaining easy for officials to verify their authenticity, thereby providing greater convenience for legitimate holders.

  • Gemalto colour variable microtext adds colour to personalised microtext, a strong level 2 security feature (visible with a magnifier). It combines colour and high resolution to engrave sharp characters and is difficult to forge and copy. Only authorised entities can access Colour Laser Shield technology.
  • Gemalto colour window – a transparent window inside the polycarbonate card which is colour laser-engraved with a portrait making it impossible to copy and enabling quick checking.

Any attempts by forgers to tamper with the document will be immediately visible. As a see-through element in colour, it is an ‘eye catcher’ that enables instant inspection of the entire layer structure.

“These two new features are part of our ongoing commitment to constant improvements in the security of our products. The Gemalto Colour Laser Shield technology launched in 2014, also known as Colour in PC, will see further innovations in the very near future,” said Youzec Kurp senior vice president ID Document Solutions, Government Business Unit, for Gemalto.

“Our investments and proven expertise in this high technology domain allow us to be an innovation leader, providing superior security features for ID and passport design that are unique in the market. They offer the best tools against fraud and creative answers to the evolving demands of government authorities and high security printers.”

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