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Immigration Department: Electronic Passport System

Background

PCCW Solutions was awarded a 10-year Electronic Passport (e-Passport) System contract from The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government. The contract includes design, supply, delivery, installation, and commissioning of hardware, software and related services for e-Passport System for the HKSAR Government's Immigration Department, as well as ongoing system maintenance for 10 years.

Solutions

The System supports and controls the issue of e-Passport and other travel documents. Under the terms of the contract, PCCW Solutions provides 2.2 million pieces of contactless chip and polycarbonate data-page to the Immigration Department. PCCW Solutions brings in and assembles state-of-the-art technologies from world renowned technology specialists to provide a total solution for e-Passport System. The new passport has been embedded with a contactless chip to store the facial image and information from the data page. Laser engraving personalization technology has been used to personalize the passport. The solution incorporates sophisticated anti-forgery and security technologies, which are compliant with international standards, e.g. International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

PCCW Solutions aims to support the Immigration Department's vision to comply with international standards, provide better public services, save resources, and increase operational efficiencies. The solution we proposed provides a flexible foundation to support future applications as well as other usage that may be required internationally as recommended by ICAO from time to time.

Value created

PCCW Solutions aims to support the Immigration Department's vision to comply with international standards, provide better public services, save resources, and increase operational efficiencies. The solution we proposed provides a flexible foundation to support future applications as well as other usage that may be required internationally as recommended by ICAO from time to time.