PRADOTEC introduced the latest identification and authentication solutions to Washington

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PRADOTEC introduced the latest identification and authentication solutions to Washington

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May 22, 2015

Washington, United States – PRADOTEC was in Washington this March to demonstrate exclusive products and solutions in identification and authentication technologies for e-government and other enterprise application at CARTES Secure Connexions America 2015.

The business event was designed to promote smart technologies in the large and dynamic North American market. With dramatic growth of EMV and mobile payments, secured authentication technology provider like PRADOTEC received strong interest from different industry players. Security is the main concern when innovative payment is intended to penetrate into daily lives of millions of users.

DPS700, the first intelligent independent desktop ePassport scanner in the world, was presented to American market for the first time. It captures high resolution image of identity document and authenticate a person on the spot within the touch screen device.

PRADOTEC demonstrated our unique technologies in identification and authentication solutions, e-lD solutions, border control solutions, payment solutions, mobility and digital security. Integrated with the latest product offerings such as rugged handheld devices, we deliver seamless end-to-end applications for each industry.

There were tremendous positive feedbacks and inquiries from people around the world. We believe that the American region has opened up the opportunities for PRADOTEC to create a more secured future.

To learn more about PRADOTEC and its electronic manufacturing capabilities and to discuss your specific project needs, please contact: inquiry@pradotec-global.com

About PRADOTEC

PRADOTEC has over 10 years of experience and offer comprehensive products and solutions in identification and authentication industry. Our team of expertise are highly driven and passionate in developing innovative end-to-end products and solutions to our clients specifically in the field of border control management, identification and authentication.

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PRADOTEC in CCTV News – Latest Technology Showcased at Johannesburg, Cards & Payments Africa 2015

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PRADOTEC in CCTV News – Latest Technology Showcased at Johannesburg, Cards & Payments Africa 2015

March 27, 2015

Johannesburg, South Africa – For the first time ever, PRADOTEC proudly presented our comprehensive identification and authentication solutions for financial institution, law enforcement and border control in the recent Cards & Payments Africa 2015.

As the leading marketplace and ideas exchange platform for Africa’s key industry players, this event has garnered tremendous interests especially on PRADOTEC’s mobile identification solutions.  This is definitely fueled by the growth in new innovative payment technology. While mobile payment becomes more important in today’s business world, security measures such as mobile authentication is now an essential tool for both the implementers and end users.

The highlights of the events includes introduction of PRADOTEC’s DPS700, the first Intelligent independent desktop ePassport scanner in the world. Designed with an intuitive touch screen and independent system, this passport reader is able to capture high resolution image of identity document and authenticate a person instantly, all within the same device and without the need to be connected to another PC.

“With the increasing threat of terrorism in the global market, we are inspired to design a robust and intelligent device in which we have incorporated with independent computing capabilities to enable passport verification and authentication capabilities within the same reader. With this, we are able to secure the borders even more effectively,” said Peter Choong, Director of PRADOTEC during his interview by the Global Business Segment of CCTV News.

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The company has received many positive feedbacks and business inquiries from various government delegates and participants from this event, we are confident that the potential of Africa’s growing market will accelerate PRADOTEC’s growth into this region.

For more information, watch the interview here :

http://newscontent.cctv.com/NewJsp/news.jsp?fileId=286624

To learn more about PRADOTEC and its electronic manufacturing capabilities and to discuss your specific project needs, please contact: inquiry@pradotec-global.com

About PRADOTEC

PRADOTEC has over 10 years of experience and offer comprehensive products and solutions in identification and authentication industry. Our team of expertise are highly driven and passionate in developing innovative end-to-end products and solutions to our clients specifically in the field of border control management, identification and authentication.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Grace Liew
Head of Sales & Marketing
grace.liew@pradotec-global.com

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Smartmatic Promotes PRADOTEC’s Handheld for Biometric Voter Authentication in Pakistan

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Smartmatic Promotes PRADOTEC’s Handheld for Biometric Voter Authentication in Pakistan

Islamabad, Pakistan – During a forum held by Smartmatic along with Roseace and British High Commission on electronic voting and authentication for elections in Pakistan, PRADOTEC’s Handheld, the HRT was promoted for use in biometric voter authentication.

This important event was attended by members of the Pakistani Parliament, representatives from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), political parties, international granting agencies, non-government organizations, and local media seeking to help introduce the technology in Pakistan.

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Cesar Flores, president of Smartmatic Asia Pacific demonstrated the use of Smartmatic’s automated elections system voting machine as well as the PRADOTEC’S handheld biometric voter authentication device at polling stations. He also offered a presentation titled “Transparent, Fast and 100% Auditable Elections” discussing the benefits of ‘Biometric Voter Authentication and Electronic Voting’ system.

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The role of biometrics in elections is continuously increasing as countries realize its potential to enhance transparency and efficiency in elections. Technology provided by Smartmatic marked the first time that a nationwide election became automated at every step, from authentication to the broadcast of official results. Each year more countries are using this technology.

The seminar was a great success and PRADOTEC’s HRT

Handheld was well appreciated by all attendees present at the occasion.

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About PRADOTEC
PRADOTEC is a leading product design and development specialist with key expertise in the Design & Development of Multi-Application devices specializing in the field of Security, Identification, Payment and Authentication. PRADOTEC designs, develops and manufactures a wide range of multi-application devices that focuses on smart card and biometric technology to enable our clients to deploy these devices in various industries.

Armed with over more than 10 years of experience, PRADOTEC has successfully designed & developed many innovative devices for established System Integrators as well as Government Agencies worldwide.

The company has also received MSC Malaysia Status (Multimedia Super Corridor) from the government of Malaysia in recognition of PRADOTEC’s involvement in the ICT Industry. In addition, PRADOTEC is also a proud recipient of MSC Malaysia Grant Scheme (MGS), a financial incentives provided by the government for PRADOTEC’s research and development of the company’s next generation product.

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PRADOTEC Corporation Sdn Bhd
Tel: +60 (3) 8996 0788
Email: grace.liew@pradotec-global.com

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PRADOTEC showcased Identification and Authentication Solutions at the 12th Vietnam e-Government Symposium 2014

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PRADOTEC showcased Identification and Authentication Solutions at the 12th Vietnam e-Government Symposium 2014

 

Da Nang: PRADOTEC was invited to the 12th Vietnam e-Government Symposium on 16-17 July 2014 at Da Nang, Vietnam to showcase the company’s Identification and Authentication solutions. At the Symposium, a conference featuring the theme: “E-Government Development: Strengthening Information Infrastructure and Modernizing Public Administration to Drive Higher Citizen Satisfaction” was co-organized by the People’s Committee of Da Nang City, Da Nang Ministry of Information and Communications, and the International Data Group (IDG Vietnam).

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PRADOTEC is proud to demonstrate our latest offerings such as the multi-application Handheld Rugged Terminals, eID and ePassport Devices as well as our Mobile Enrollment Units for audiences’ hands-on experience. The exposition received overwhelming enquiries and positive response from various government delegates and participants. Through PRADOTEC’s collaboration with Smartmatic, we are proud to be offering Smartmatic’s eVoting System to the delegates as well.

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The event was attended by senior government leader from Ministry of Information and Communications, Ministry of Home Affairs of Vietnam, CIOs, CTOs, CSOs, public service experts, IT professionals and consultants. The main discussion at the conference was the latest development of E-Government solutions and public sector reforms in Vietnam with emerging technologies.

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PRADOTEC is particularly pleased with the progressive response and confident on the prospect of establishing more ties with key market players in technological innovations. We would like to thank all visitors for their quality time spent in PRADOTEC’s booth learning our products and services.

To learn more about PRADOTEC and its electronic manufacturing capabilities and to discuss your specific project needs, please contact: info@pradotec-global.com

About PRADOTEC
PRADOTEC is a leading product design and development specialist with key expertise in the Design & Development of Multi-Application devices specializing in the field of Security, Identification, Payment and Authentication. PRADOTEC designs, develops and manufactures a wide range of multi-application devices that focuses on smart card and biometric technology to enable our clients to deploy these devices in various industries.

Armed with over more than 10 years of experience, PRADOTEC has successfully designed & developed many innovative devices for established System Integrators as well as Government Agencies worldwide.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Grace Liew
PRADOTEC Corporation Sdn Bhd
Tel: +60 (3) 8996 0788
Email: grace.liew@pradotec-global.com

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PRADOTEC Enabled The Automation of Border Control Process In Maiquetia – Reducing Processing time from 3 Minutes to 30 Seconds!

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PRADOTEC Enabled The Automation of Border Control Process In Maiquetia – Reducing Processing time from 3 Minutes to 30 Seconds!

 

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Caracas, Venezuela – 1st of July –
The Administrative Service of Identification, Migration and Alien Affairs of Venezuela (SAIME), who issues passports, identity cards, and other legal nationality documents for Venezuelan citizens and residences has integrated their immigration control system in Maiquetía, Vargas state of Venezuela with boarding pass and fingerprint scanner, DPS 550 produced by PRADOTEC, a leading specialist in security, identification and authentication devices.

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The new Automated System for Migratory Movement was activated in the Simon Bolivar International Airport on Tuesday, with the presence of Minister of Interior, Justice and Peace, Miguel Rodriguez Torres, Minister of Water and Air Transport, Luis Graterol, and the director of Saime, Juan Carlos Dugarte. The system facilitates the entry and exit from the country by reducing time in registration and identification at the immigration counter from 3 minutes to 30 seconds.

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The system was tested and activated by Miguel Rodriguez Torres, who highlighted that the innovative mechanism will provide greater security to passengers, in addition to ease traffic at the airport and guarantee the identity of the citizens entering and leaving the country by the State.

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The process of working was explained in detail. First, the scanner will read the electronic passport (information encrypted in the ePassports) and authenticate the data. Then, facial recognition is done to passengers and data are being compared with their fingerprint. Last, passengers are given option to print the immigration seal which shall be attached to the passport.

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Rodríguez Torres pointed that this is an innovative system “there are very few countries that
offer greater security and higher efficiency for passengers to enter and leave the country.”

The system was already installed for 30 counters in Maiquietia Airport, and soon will be
activated in the international airport at Porlamar of Nueva Esparta state, and Maracaibo of Zulia
state.

The automated system will also allow better control and organization of the passengers, since
it has a mechanism “Traffic Light” which changes color from red to green to notify the
appropriate turns for passengers.

“This can avoid immigration officer shouting for the next passenger, as they will be guided for
turns when the light turns green. The line will keep moving when the light changes from red to
green and the process shall be completed, “said Rodríguez Torres.

Meanwhile, Juan Carlos Dugarte explained that the system also has the option of viewing flight
ticket and obtaining all the detailed flight information, such as airline, flight number, seat
number and flight itinerary.

“This system enables passengers to stop filling forms when entering the country to save time
for passenger and the State,” he said.

Miguel Rodriguez Torres reported that passengers coming from countries in the Southern
Common Market (MERCOSUR) have designated counters to speed up procedure.

“This aims to comply with international conventions and the travelers from these countries can
have faster access,” he said.

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For more information and video interview of the implementation, please refer here :
http://www.noticias24.com/venezuela/noticia/244881/inauguran-el-sistema-automatizado-demovimiento-migratorio-en-el-aeropuerto-de-maiquetia/

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To learn more about PRADOTEC and its electronic manufacturing capabilities and to discuss your specific project needs, please contact: inquiry@pradotec.com.my

About PRADOTEC
PRADOTEC is a leading product design and development specialist with key expertise in the Design & Development of Multi-Application devices specializing in the field of Security, Identification, Payment and Authentication. PRADOTEC designs, develops and manufactures a wide range of multi-application devices that focuses on smart card and biometric technology to enable our clients to deploy these devices in various industries.

Armed with over more than 10 years of experience, PRADOTEC has successfully designed & developed many innovative devices for established System Integrators as well as Government Agencies worldwide.

The company has also received MSC Malaysia Status (Multimedia Super Corridor) from the government of Malaysia in recognition of PRADOTEC’s involvement in the ICT Industry.  In addition, PRADOTEC is also a proud recipient of MSC Malaysia Grant Scheme (MGS), a financial incentives provided by the government for PRADOTEC’s research and development of the company’s next generation product.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
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PRADOTEC Corporation Sdn Bhd
Tel: +60 (3) 8996 0788
Email: grace.liew@pradotec-global.com

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PRADOTEC moved up the value chain and offers Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) with new Surface-mount Technology (SMT) Facility

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PRADOTEC moved up the value chain and offers Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) with new Surface-mount Technology (SMT) Facility

 

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Kuala Lumpur – 3rd Jan 2013 –
PRADOTEC, a leader in Identification & Authentication devices has set the bar high by entering the new year with the opening of its newly installed SMT machine in its manufacturing facility in Malaysia.The company and its subsidiary, Optima Klasik Sdn. Bhd. held the opening ceremony for its SMT facility with the attendance of head of departments from both companies, including invited guests, the company’s Group CEO Mr. Peter Choong and special advisor, Dato’ Tony Lee, Director of IRIS Corporation Berhad. Close to 80 people came and witnessed the opening ceremony and joined in the celebration of the company’s new milestone.“ I am proud that we are moving up the value chain and ready to focus on mid-volume, high-mix manufacturing. With the positive growth in Electrical & Electronic (E&E) industry and up to $666 billion of IT spending in hardware & devices in 2013 as projected by Gartner, PRADOTEC will seize the opportunity to form part of the supply chain.” said Mr. Peter Choong, Group CEO of PRADOTEC. “ There are not many player in Malaysia that can deliver a complete end-to-end manufacturing solution like us, from design, prototyping, global sourcing and volume manufacturing.”

The establishment of the new SMT facility will meet the rapid increasing demand for PRADOTEC’s devices, as well as the demand for EMS services throughout Asia. By combining PRADOTEC’s expertise in the design and development of multi-application industrial devices and market knowledge, the company aims to provide high-quality and faster time-to-market products to its customer the market.

To learn more about PRADOTEC and its electronic manufacturing capabilities and to discuss your specific project needs, please contact: inquiry@pradotec.com.my

About PRADOTEC
PRADOTEC is a leading product design and development specialist with key expertise in the Design & Development of Multi-Application devices specializing in the field of Security, Identification, Payment and Authentication. PRADOTEC designs, develops and manufactures a wide range of multi-application devices that focuses on smart card and biometric technology to enable our clients to deploy these devices in various industries.

Armed with over more than 10 years of experience, PRADOTEC has successfully designed & developed many innovative devices for established System Integrators as well as Government Agencies worldwide.

The company has also received MSC Malaysia Status (Multimedia Super Corridor) from the government of Malaysia in recognition of PRADOTEC’s involvement in the ICT Industry.  In addition, PRADOTEC is also a proud recipient of MSC Malaysia Grant Scheme (MGS), a financial incentives provided by the government for PRADOTEC’s research and development of the company’s next generation product.
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PRADOTEC Corporation Sdn Bhd
Tel: +60 (3) 8996 0788
Email: graceliew@pradotec.com.my

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PRADOTEC bagged Intel Smart Impact Challenge ‘Innovation Excellence’ Award

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PRADOTEC bagged Intel Smart Impact Challenge ‘Innovation Excellence’ Award

 

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Intel Intelligent System Summit, Taipei, 16th October 2012

PRADOTEC Corporation (PRADOTEC), the specialist in Authentication & Identification Devices is the proud winner of Intel Smart Impact Challenge’s Innovation Excellence Award. This event took place during the Intel Intelligent System Summit (IISS) where the winning product, HPT600 – Handheld ePassport Terminal was named the winner among 70 other innovative products.

PRADOTEC’s CEO, Peter Choong was invited on stage by Rick Dwyer – VP Sales & Marketing, GM Embedded Sales Group at Intel and Gark Tan, Intel APAC’s Director of Marketing to receive the award and to share with the audience the significance and innovation of PRADOTEC’s HPT600 – Mobile ePassport Terminal.

“We are pleased to be selected by Intel and it is especially gratifying to be recognized in this prestigious award. PRADOTEC’s HPT600 is specially designed to address the high-performance requirements of the ePassport Industry. With our collaboration with Intel, our combined knowledge and technologies have greatly improve and innovates the operation of mobile ePassport and eID verification.” Said Peter Choong, CEO of PRADOTEC.

PRADOTEC’s ePassport and eID Solutions – HPT600 Mobile ePassport Terminal offers an improved mobile user experience, higher operational efficiency and much reduced operating & support cost with it’s mobility and compact features. More than 8 countries, including some of the highly populated nations have deployed PRADOTEC’s HPT600 since the introduction of the product.

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New Product Launch – HPT600 ePassport Terminal

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New Product Launch – HPT600 ePassport Terminal

 

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PRADOTEC and Intel Announce Intel® Atom™ Processor-based Handheld ePassport Terminal

New ePassport Terminal Set To Fuel Growth For Applications Leveraging Intel® Atom™ Processor Technologies

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Kuala Lumpur, August 18, 2011 –
PRADOTEC and Intel Malaysia today announced the HPT600, a new handheld e-Passport terminal powered by the Intel® Atom™ processor technology. The HPT600 is a home-grown mobile e-Passport reading device which fulfils the growing needs of governments for automated, fast, reliable and secure reading and verification of travel and identification documents in a mobile environment.

More than 90 countries, including Malaysia, the United States, France, Australia and the United Kingdom are already issuing e-Passports. With ongoing challenges and increasing demand in border security, the ability to handle ‘on-the-spot’ e-Passport and identity card reading have become critical. There is also a constant need for security control at border crossings, traffic controls and on international trans-border trains or ships. Built on Intel Atom processor technology, PRADOTEC’s HPT600 handheld e-Passport terminal is designed to transform the concept of security where unauthorized individuals can be detected in secured areas — from major ports on land and sea, as well as at country borders and large high-security areas. This provides more effective and secure border controls management. The device can also be used at international conferences where identification via passport is required for security access management.

Powered by the Intel Atom Z510 processor, the PRADOTEC HPT600 handheld e-Passport terminal can efficiently process intensive applications that are required in an e-Passport’s image processing and complex secure encryption computation.

“Innovation is the core of our business at PRADOTEC and we are focused on delivering solutions that serve a global market. Through our collaboration with Intel, we have achieved a significant milestone in developing a robust and powerful handheld e-Passport terminal that meets today’s stringent quality and security requirements,” said Peter Choong, Group CEO of PRADOTEC Corporation.

“Intel is pleased to have contributed to the development of the PRADOTEC HPT600 handheld e-Passport terminal. The HPT600 is one of many new applications powered by Intel Atom processor and the industry can expect to see more embedded technologies from Intel in the near future,” said Prakash Mallya, Country Manager, Sales and Marketing , Intel Malaysia.

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Designed as a compact, all-in-one device, the HPT600 has a built-in Machine Readable Zone scanner for Basic Access Control, ISO14443 contactless reader, as well as an optical biometric fingerprint scanner as an option. The device allows passport verification on the spot, and the multiple wireless communications including quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, 802.11b/g wireless LAN and Bluetooth enable data to be transferred back to the main server for verification.The device is fully compliant with the latest International Civil Aviation (ICAO) standards on Machine Readable Zone (MRZ) travel documents. It also supports Basic Access Control (BAC), Extended Access Control (EAC), Active Authentication (AA) and Secure Object Data (SOD) processing as recommended by ICAO and required by many countries.Datuk Badlisham Ghazali, CEO of MDeC, who was present to officiate the launch of the HPT600 said that adopting world leading technology from established industry leaders is crucial for the success of local technopreneurs.“The introduction of the HPT600 is a major breakthrough for PRADOTEC and such achievements underline the potential that local technopreneurs have to develop innovative world class products for the global market,” said Badlisham.

About PRADOTEC
PRADOTEC is a leading product design and development specialist with key expertise in the Design & Development of Multi-Application devices specializing in the field of Security, Identification, Payment and Authentication. PRADOTEC designs, develops and manufactures a wide range of multi-application devices that focuses on smart card and biometric technology to enable our clients to deploy these devices in various industries.

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PRADOTEC Article: Transforming Border Management with Mobile e-Passport Reader

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Transforming Border Management with Mobile e-Passport Reader

 

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With the proliferation of travellers’ border crossing and advancement in travel documents technology, border security are busier than ever where fast and secure verification and clearance becomes more essential.article_screenshot

The term ‘passport clearance’ generally brings to mind the vision of travellers queuing up in immigration counter waiting for the immigration officer to clear their passport. However, border controls entails much more than this. In both land and sea border control and management, the border control agents are responsible for wide areas of coverage up to even a few thousand miles! 

Under such condition where travellers’ identification and documentation needs to be verified, a mobile e-Passport reader offers the unique opportunity and efficiency for the border control agent to carry out their duty right where they are, without requiring to bring any of the travellers on suspecting documents back to the base station for verification.

With swelling numbers of border crossing in many urban centers as well as remote areas, it is imperative for the government to consider how they can leverage on technology to enable the border control agents to work effectively in these remote areas. In addition, insufficient resources dedicated to border patrolling, coupled with shortcomings of verification devices is allowing hundred thousands of individuals to cross borders illegally or remain illegal in the country each year.

The Danger of Identity Theft

In the United States alone, there were a staggering 10 million reported victims of identity theft in 2008 (Javelin Strategy and Research, 2009). As disclosed in the ITRC Aftermath Study, 2004, it could take up to 2 years to rectify the damage from ID theft depending on the severity of the case. Globally, it has been estimated that businesses around the world lose US$221 billion a year due to ID theft. More than 35 million data records were compromised in corporate and government data breaches in 2008. 

However, the danger of identity theft is far beyond the financial risks that these businesses and organizations are facing. More important applications such as border control, law enforcement, homeland security are all facing the threat of identity theft. Even with such advance border security infrastructure, terrorist and criminals are still crossing borders with forged passport, and most of the time, they manage to slip through these security agencies with a breeze.

In the case of the Dubai assassins that stole six UK citizen’s passport identification, how can they pass through the immigration with their passport checked and cleared? Would this security breach have happened if there were immigration officers who patroled and randomly checked the passport of suspicious travellers queuing up at the immigration counter? Wouldn’t having a mobile ePassport checking procedure heighten the border security?

Risk of Inefficient Border Management

In the recent International Civil Aviation (ICAO) Sixth Symposium in Montreal, Entrust Inc.’s President and CEO Bill Conner has mentioned that while most countries are doing great with the issuance of electronic passports, many of them are falling behind on the inspection of these documents. That’s precisely the point, when so much research and technology advancement has been incorporated in e-Passport technology; failing to inspect these documents properly would make all these efforts futile.

The battle with forged documentation has significant impacts on any country in the world. Forged travel documents are primary means for terrorist and other criminals to cross borders undetected.

The Solution To Heighten Security 

At the crux of effective and reliable e-Passport identity management is the technology and methodology employed in performing identity authentication. With e-Passports now being considered the gold standard of travel documents that contains an electronic chip that enhances the passport’s current security features, the growth of ICAO compliant e-Passport adoption is expected to reach near universal levels of 84% of all passports issued by 2014, representing 77% of all passports in circulation by the beginning of 2015 (Acquity Market Intelligence, March 22, 2010).

Sixty countries, including the United States, France and the United Kingdom, are already issuing e-Passports. In a world where security needs are constantly changing, countries all over the world look to ICAO for trustworthy advice. With ongoing breakthroughs in technology, ‘on-the-spot’ e-Passport and Identity Card reading have become a real option. Many of the governments start to recognize the advantages of security and flexibility of using e-Passports. There is a constant need for security control at border crossings, traffic controls and on international trains or ships.

The challenge to effective border control and management is the ability to detect forged documents within minutes. This requires the human element of highly trained border agents to detect suspicious characters, as well as the capabilities of advance technology to verify travel documents and to have access to criminal databases.

PRADOTEC’s mobile e-Passport Reader – IPT500

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The IPT500, a mobile e-Passport reader developed by PRADOTEC emerges as a key building block in the development of e-Passport infrastructure. It is developed with the vision of encompassing the functionalities of today’s e-Passport requirements and the flexibilities of expansion for tomorrow.

The IPT500 employs highly secured contact and contactless card reader with fingerprint biometrics technologies for security and authentication. The device is fully compliant with the latest ICAO standards on Machine Readable Zone (MRZ) travel documents. It also supports Basic Access Control (BAC), Extended Access Control (EAC), Active Authentication (AA) and Secure Object Data (SOD) processing as recommended by ICAO and required by many countries.

The competitive advantage of IPT500 is the built-in MRZ reader that is able to read the MRZ data in any environment, even when lights are not present; unlike the other products that use Camera to capture the MRZ Data for reading, which can only be done when there is enough light source and when the passport is held at a specific angle. For increased usability, contact smart card identification documents like personal ID and working permit cards are also supported.

Being a compact, all-in-one device, IPT500 has a built-in MRZ scanner for BAC, ISO14443 contactless reader, optical biometric fingerprint scanner as well as four ISO7816 contact card slot (1 card and 3 SAM). The device allows passport verification on the spot, and the multiple wireless communications including quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, 802.11b/g wireless LAN and Bluetooth enable data to be transferred back to the main server, to verify against suspects. Besides, officers can track the movement and location of the suspects using the GPS as additional evidence.

The capabilities of this device fulfills the globally growing needs for automated, fast, reliable and secure reading and verification of travel and identification documents in a mobile environment. Accompanied with advanced components, the devices verifies a number of optical and digital security features, reads MRZ printed on documents and data stored on chip, hence enables biometric verification of identity.

Enabling Swift Security In A Borderless Way

With the security concept revolutionized, passport verification is no longer bound by stationary location as cross border immigration checking is now more efficient, whereby Immigration officers can board the public vehicle for passport verification.

The portable function of the mobile e-Passport reader benefits the homeland security industry, police officers, immigration officers and military personnel to conduct identity checking anytime, anywhere. Now, marine police officers are able to conduct inspection on the crews’ travel documents of foreign vessels that have entered the country’s waters. Armed with the IPT500, the Marine officers will be able to verify the authenticity of the passport, and to compare it against the list of watch list.

Under such flexibility and capability of a mobile e-Passport reader, it is time for us to put it in good use. Border agents are able to halt border crossing with forged documentation instantly. Apart from remote area border crossing, the mobile e-Passport reader can be practically applied in many secured areas such as government buildings, large public areas such as bus stations, train stations, airports and even casinos where the genuine travel documentation, i.e. passport of a suspicious person can be crosschecked on-the-spot to ensure and preserve public safety in these places.

The mobile e-Passport reader is essential for increased security, for significant risk reduction for today’s environment, and tomorrow’s.

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PRADOTEC grants exclusivity to iomedex Corporation to Deploy and Market Handheld Terminals in the field of Emergency Management and Disaster Response

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PRADOTEC grants exclusivity to iomedex Corporation to Deploy and Market Handheld Terminals in the field of Emergency Management and Disaster Response

 

news_press_iomedexKuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 22nd June 2010 – Pradotec Corporation (PRADOTEC), the specialist of multiple application terminals, is pleased to announce the appointment of iomedex Corporation (iomedex), a US-based company as their exclusive partner for PRADOTEC’s products in the United States of America and Canada. Under the terms of the exclusive partner’s appointment, iomedex, a company specializing in Emergency Management and Disaster Response solutions will develop, deploy and market its solutions built on PRADOTEC’s handheld terminals in the abovementioned market. Iomedex will integrate its MobileIRIS™ (Mobile Incident Response Information System) to PRADOTEC’s ruggedized handheld terminal to enable real-time transfer of critical information from disaster incident sites. The MobileIRIS™ solution was successfully rolled- out in various emergency and rescue agencies in the state of Washington, including hospitals, fire and police departments to manage and mitigate crisis situations ranging from medical aid calls to mass casualty incidents. Peter Simpson, CTO of iomedex said, “The partnership with PRADOTEC is a key milestone for iomedex as we prepare for a nationwide deployment. With PRADOTEC’s proven track record in developing and deploying high technology devices for nationwide security and identification projects in Asia; their strength in developing multi-application RFID handheld terminals will further complement our integrated solutions required in the most challenging environments. We are confident that this partnership with PRADOTEC’s committed and specialized development team will accelerate iomedex’s market success.” “MobileIRIS™ represents a major advancement in the management of emergencies and rescue operations,” said Peter Choong, Group CEO of PRADOTEC. He added, “We are proud to be in partnership with iomedex to use our handheld terminals for iomedex’s life-saving solutions.” Both companies look forward to greater synergies and rapid adoption of iomedex’s solutions to provide state-of-the-art emergency management and response solutions for life-saving operations.  

About PRADOTEC

Pradotec is the specialist in Security, Identification, Payment and Authentication Devices. The core offering of Pradotec Corporation is its ability to integrate multiple functions into a single handheld device; the company’s innovative offerings provides an unchallenged convenience to its worldwide users to make contact/contactless Identification, Authentication, Security Enforcement and Automation as well as payments transactions in a mobile location. As an OEM/ODM provider, Pradotec has successfully designed & developed many innovative devices for established System Integrators as well as Government Agencies worldwide. For additional information, visit Pradotec’s website at www.pradotec.com.my

About iomedex Corporation

Iomedex Corporation (iomedex) is a US-based company specializing in Emergency Management and Disaster Response Solutions. The company’s solutions enable the on-site management of disaster and rescue operations with real-time information on patient condition and medical treatment managed both at the site and rescue facilities. www.iomedex.com

For Further Information, please contact:

Contact: 

Grace Liew
Pradotec Corporation
graceliew@pradotec.com.hk 

Contact:
Iomedex Corporation
info@iomedex.com

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