AssureTec Technology and Ctrue have announced a partnership to provide comprehensive electronic passports and e-ID authentication solutions.
The partnership will combine AssureTec’s document authentication technology with Ctrue’s face recognition C-Pass solutions to produce complete automatic e-ID authentication.
Ctrue successfully launched its C-Pass e-Gate at Passenger terminal expo in Brussels last month, which the company claims is a direct result of dramatic interest escalation for automatic authentication of travelers documents.
Over the last couple of years, 250 million electronically Machine Readable Travel Documents (e-Passports) have been introduced in over 80 countries around the world, the company adds.
The new partners will also be looking into electronic identity cards (EICs), which are already used in Belgium and Italy.
Apart from online authentication, many EICs also give users the option to sign electronic documents with a digital signature.
The Republic of China National Identification Card has already issued a 1.3 billion e-ID cards and the Unique Identification Authority of India is already engaged in enrolling and producing hundreds of millions of cards, according to the companies.