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OT Announces the 5th Million Electronic Passport Issued for the Republic of Uzbekistan

Oberthur Technologies, a world leader in digital security solutions for the mobility space, today announced the issuance of the 5th million passport to Uzbek citizens.

On this occasion, OT reaffirms its commitment to continue close cooperation with the Uzbek authorities. OT is used and committed to supporting all its customers along the entire life of the system it delivers.

As a system integrator and thanks to its strong system expertise worldwide, OT has implemented and supported a turnkey identity system solution covering the complete passport chain from citizen enrolment, data management, ePassport personalization, issuance, document verification, border control to authentication. OT deployed more than 400 enrolment stations in over 250 locations in Uzbekistan, about 200 border control stations (airport, train stations as well as terrestrial borders) and built a complete factory to host the personalization and datacenter.

OT developed a very tailored and specific system, designed a new electronic passport and successfully implemented, deployed and supported the infrastructure nationwide. To enhance the security level of the Uzbek passport, Oberthur Technologies provided a strong Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), based on system-One™ PKI for eMRTD¹ which offers a secure and modular infrastructure to manage dedicated digital certificates, compliant with ICAO² and EAC³ standards. In addition, OT closely assisted the Uzbek government in the upgrade of their infrastructures in order to assembly and manufacture secure passports.

“OT is very proud to provide to the Republic of Uzbekistan the implementation of a turnkey end-to-end identity solution for their new ePassport. OT was able to mobilize a strong dedicated project team, and thanks to its ID expertise as a system integrator, we delivered and deployed across the nation a full electronic passport system, in only few months, in close cooperation with the Uzbek government teams.

Our solutions secure citizens and employees’ identities wherever they are, wherever they travel, and our obsession is to make citizens’ life easier, more secure and ensure the privacy of their data”, said Olivier PRESTEL, Managing Director of the ID Business Unit at OT.

MRTD¹: Machine Readable Travel Documents
ICAO²: International Civil Aviation Organisation
EAC³: Extended Access Control

ABOUT OBERTHUR TECHNOLOGIES

OT is a world leader in digital security solutions for the mobility space. OT has always been at the heart of mobility, from the first smart cards to the latest contactless payment technologies which equip millions of smartphones. Present in the Payment, Telecommunications and Identity markets, OT offers end-to-end solutions in the Smart Transactions, Mobile Financial Services, Machine-to-Machine, Digital Identity and Transport & Access Control fields. OT employs over 6 000 employees worldwide, including 600 R&D people. With more than 50 sales offices across 5 continents and 10 facilities, OT’s international network serves clients in 140 countries. For more information: www.oberthur.com

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