National security has become a global issue, with governments around the world facing numerous internal and external challenges, and the growing need for accurate authentication of ePassports and eID cards. This challenge coincides with a rise in air travel, making accessibility an important issue at major airports.
At the same time, local governments are looking for new ways to streamline the authentication and storage of administrative documents, both online and offline. Linxens is enabling agencies in these areas by providing a broad range of secure products and services, and is recognized as a trusted partner of governments around the globe.
Advanced Document Inlays
Linxens’ core technology is a wire-embedded antenna on a carrier substrate, connected to a chip module. The laminated polycarbonate (PC) or polyester (PET) inlay is then smoothly incorporated into the data page or back cover of the passport. Additional security can be provided by ‘Chip Activation Protection’, which prevents an ePassport from being read when the cover is closed, allowing the antenna to transmit data only when the passport is opened – and being checked by authorities.
Covering the entire value chain, from module packaging through to the final inlay, are developed specifically to meet the stringent demands of the printing industry. Linxens products meet all the requirements necessary for flexible, reliable and ultra-thin inlays. There is also the possibility of near limitless additional security features, thanks to our unique Smart AC design (anti-crack prevention pad). Linxens inlays are durable enough to withstand wear and tear over the document’s lifetime. In addition to inlays, Linxens also supplies a variety of value added services from chip initialization to Flash OS loading. The entire production value chain of Linxens is certified EAL 6 which is unique in the industry.
dLoc™ Document Authentication
Along with secure identification and travel documents, eGovernment is also bringing the management of paper records into the digital age, improving security and convenience for both users and providers. Birth certificates, land registry documents, hospital records and degree certificates are just some of the areas where retrieval and authentication can be challenging. To meet these needs, Linxens has introduced dLoc™, a revolutionary solution for providing digital authentication of paper records.
With dLoc™, an adhesive security seal containing a chip and an RFID transmitter is attached to a document, enabling its contents to be authenticated and accessed via a mobile app by any NFC-enabled device. The data is then uploaded to secure Cloud servers for distribution to relevant stakeholders. To operate, dLoc™ harnesses two technologies: Near Field Communication and Blockchain, a system for storing records across a network of distributed databases. NFC offers convenient and reliable means of accessing the sealed data from a mobile device, while Blockchain prevents records from being compromised as the hashed and time-stamped data cannot be altered without a secure encrypted and unique key which must first be verified across the network.