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Nearly 100 Countries Now Issue E-Passports

New statistics released by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) say that nearly 100 countries around the globe are now issuing biometric e-passports. The ICAO is a United Nations agency that oversees international air travel. Its latest report shows not only that 93 out of 193 U.N. member states are currently issuing e-passports, but also […]

UK Airports Scrap Iris Scanners In Favour Of E-Passports

Six years after installing iris recognition scanners at several airports throughout the UK, the region’s border agency will scrap the technology in favour of electronic passports. Iris Recognition Immigration System (IRIS) terminals have already closed at the airports in Birmingham and Manchester, and the remaining terminals at Heathrow and Gatwick will be shut down after […]

St. Kitts and Nevis Introduces Electronic Passports

The government of St. Kitts and Nevis began issuing new electronic passports with heightened security features to citizens of the Carribean community this week. Electronic passports contain a small electronic chip – an RFID chip – embedded in the cover that contains key information about the passport carrier such as their name, gender, date of […]

Turkey To Introduce Biometric Passports June 1

The Turkish Foreign Ministry announced this week that biometric passports would be introduced to the country on June 1. Though all citizens are not required to switch to the new passports right away, those who wish to do so can begin the application process as soon as May 23. Turkey’s biometric passport will contain information […]

VIDEO: A Look At New Zealand’s E-Passport

New Zealand’s TV One News takes a look at the country’s newly issued e-passport. This passport is considered to be one of the most highly secure, highly technological e-passports in the world. To learn more about e-passports read some of our previous blog posts like “What are E-Passports?”, “What are RFID Chips?, and Fortress Paper […]

Canada To Launch ePassports In 2012

Passport Canada announced this week they would be preparing themselves for the launch of electronic passports in 2012. Like many other electronic passports, the physical appearance of the passport will not change a whole lot. The biggest change comes in the form of a small electronic chip – an RFID chip – embedded in the […]

What are RFID Chips?

Over the past few years, radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips have become a staple in information storage and protection. Generally used for tracking particular products in a retail environment, for automatic electronic payments, and for animal identification on large farms, RFID technology has been brought to the attention of the public over the past few years […]


VANCOUVER, British Columbia, January 14, 2010 – Fortress Paper Ltd. www.fortresspaper.com (“Fortress Paper” or the “Corporation”) today announces its inaugural ePassport contract, for approximately two million five hundred thousand units representing estimated aggregate revenues in excess of $10 million over five years. Fortress Paper also announces that its Board of Directors has approved a plan […]