Integrated Engineering and Océ team up to provide e-passport verification solution

Integrated Engineering and Océ team up to provide e-passport verification solution

Amsterdam/Chicago, 31st May 2006–Océ, a leading provider of digital document management technology and services, has chosen Integrated Engineering, a world leading company in the field of developing and manufacturing contact less smart card solutions, as technology partner to provide a solution for the ID-Star Color Security Reader (CSR). With the ID-Star, Océ is able to offer a reader with an e-Passport verification solution to its customers.

One of Integrated Engineering’s specialties is providing optimized RF solutions for demanding environments. Together with Océ, Integrated Engineering has developed a customized solution, incorporated Integrated Engineering’s state-of-the-art ICAO ISO 14443-AB reader in combination with a dual antenna. This solutions allows the ID-Star to read a shielded passport.

The state-of-the-art ID-Star from Océ, is a reader specially designed to create color images of all kinds of documentation, particularly travel documents like passports. A software application activates and controls the ID-Star. Via the FireWire interface the reader transfers images it has scanned to a PC for further processing. All additional processing takes place on the PC and includes features such as real-time verification of document authenticity, character recognition (document reading) and archiving. This feature has been developed in accordance with the ICAO standard. The optical data plus the data from the RFID chip ensures a secure identification of the passport holder.

About Integrated Engineering

Integrated Engineering is a leading powerhouse in the contact less smart card industry, which has developed high quality products that provide contact less smart card solutions. They assure customers global support through offices in The Netherlands (head office), Asia Pacific, and The United States of America. Integrated Engineering distinguishes itself through design and manufacture of trend-setting products providing innovative contact less smart security and identification solutions.

Integrated Engineering is an organization that continuously develops and markets its products and solutions focused in the area of physical and logical security, public transport, and retail. It is a Certified ISO 9001 company that remains flexible to act as an innovative partner meeting the changing needs of their clients. The products meet the increasing demand for intelligent smart card solutions based on world wide accepted standards like ISO 14443 and ISO 15693. For more information about Integrated Engineering, visit

About Océ

Océ is a leading provider of digital document management technology and services. The company’s solutions are based on Océ’s advanced software applications that deliver documents and data over internal networks and the Internet to printing devices and archives–locally and around the world. Supporting the workflow solutions are Océ digital printers and scanners, considered the most reliable and productive in the world. Océ also offers a wide range of display graphics, consulting and outsourcing solutions.

Netherlands-based Océ N.V. (NASDAQ: OCENY), with a workforce of more than 22,000 people and 2003 revenues of $3.0 billion, maintains research and manufacturing centers in the Netherlands, the United States, Germany, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, and Japan. Océ’s North American headquarters is located in Chicago with major business units in Chicago; New York City; Boca Raton, FL; San Jose, CA; Salt Lake City; and Coventry, RI. North American revenues were $1.2 billion for fiscal 2003, and employment is currently 9,100. For more information about Océ, visit Outside the U.S., consult