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Gemalto launches unique ultra-thin electronic passport inlay and cover

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, May 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces the launch of Sealys Premium inlays and eCovers for electronic passports, a new innovative solution that delivers more flexibility in their bookbinding operations, as well as enhanced aesthetic qualities. Unique to Gemalto, Sealys Premium inlays and eCovers will enable national printers to optimize the efficiency of their manufacturing processes whilst creating ePassports that are thinner, flatter and more visually appealing. The new inlays and eCovers passed and exceeded ICAO durability tests.

Gemalto's ultra-thin Sealys Premium inlays and eCovers are marrying the durability of a synthetic film to the thinness of paper. Booklets that fold and lie completely flat can therefore be manufactured with the highest possible standards of productivity. In addition, the new inlay is more resistant to delamination, a classic means of attack by those seeking to remove or tamper with the microprocessor.

"As the world's leading supplier of ePassport solutions for over 30 national programs worldwide, we have been able to continually enhance our products, processes and configurations over the past decade," said said Youzec Kurp, Vice President of Marketing & Products, Government Programs at Gemalto. "Sealys Premium inlays and eCovers are the result of these efforts - a genuine breakthrough that maximizes and integrates all the attributes required in an ePassport, highest security, durability and aesthetics."

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security, with 2014 annual revenues of €2.5 billion and blue-chip customers in over 180 countries.

Gemalto helps people trust one another in an increasingly connected digital world. Billions of people want better lifestyles, smarter living environments, and the freedom to communicate, shop, travel, bank, entertain and work – anytime, everywhere – in ways that are enjoyable and safe. In this fast moving mobile and digital environment, we enable companies and administrations to offer a wide range of trusted and convenient services by securing financial transactions, mobile services, public and private clouds, eHealthcare systems, access to eGovernment services, the Internet and internet-of-things and transport ticketing systems.

Gemalto's unique technology portfolio - from advanced cryptographic software embedded in a variety of familiar objects, to highly robust and scalable back-office platforms for authentication, encryption and digital credential management - is delivered by our world-class service teams. Our 14,000 employees operate out of 99 offices, 34 personalization and data centers, and 24 research and software development centers located in 46 countries.

For more information visit www.gemalto.com, www.justaskgemalto.com, blog.gemalto.com, or follow @gemalto on Twitter.

Gemalto media contacts:
Nicole Williams Vanessa Viala Vivian Liang
North America Europe & CIS (Greater China)
+1 512 758 8921 +49 89 210 299 129 +86 1059373046
nicole.williams@gemalto.com vanessa.viala@gemalto.com vivian.liang@gemalto.com
Ernesto Haikewitsch Kristel Teyras Pierre Lelievre
Latin America Middle East & Africa Asia Pacific
+55 11 5105 9220 +33 1 55 01 57 89 +65 6317 3802
ernesto.haikewitsch@gemalto.com kristel.teyras@gemalto.com pierre.lelievre@gemalto.com

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Source:GEMALTO SA