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A new era dawns for the British passport

14/11/2019

 ​The new blue-cover UK passport will be one of the most technically advanced passports in the world

Gemalto teases details of new British passport

Gemalto has given some hints on what the new UK passport will be like in a blog post.

In the post,A new era dawns for the British passport, Gemalto writes that the new blue-cover UK passport will be one of the most technically advanced passports in the world.

Setting new standards in the fight against fraud

That’s why the new UK passport will be one of the most technically advanced anywhere in the world, offering holders outstanding protection against even highly sophisticated attempts at forgery and counterfeiting.

The holder’s data will be duplicated on an electronic microprocessor embedded in the document, which features a secure operating system (OS) that has been developed in-house by Gemalto. It is fully compliant with relevant ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) standards.

Polycarbonate for the new British passport High-end security features also include the use of polycarbonate rather than paper for the passport data page that contains the holder’s biographic details.

This transparent material has interesting optical properties, is very flexible, and has a very good impact and heat resistance with an overall great durability. And no surprise this material is also used to make… bulletproof glass.

When used in pure form and not mixed with other plastics, the different layers of polycarbonate fuse together to form a solid monolithic structure.

There’s more.

The new British passport​ will integrate for the first time a polycarbonate data page and include new security features developed by Gemalto.

The holder’s data will be duplicated on an electronic microprocessor embedded in the document, which features a secure operating system (OS) that has been developed in-house by Gemalto. It is fully compliant with relevant ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) standards.

High-end security features also include the use of polycarbonate rather than paper for the passport data page that contains the holder’s biographic details.

“This transparent material has interesting optical properties, is very flexible, and has a very good impact and heat resistance with an overall great durability”, writes the firm.

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