Thales is an experienced and trusted partner among others for passport issuance services. In 2005, the Norwegian Government selected Thales to personalize laser-engraved ePassport booklets at one central location in Norway. Within six months, the Oslo personalization centre was able to manage the complete solution including a new advanced booklet design, a new secure site with trained personnel and reliable personalization and delivery processes.
The Norwegian passport booklets are personalized with polycarbonate electronic data page and eTravel Embedded Software compliant with EU regulations. The Norwegian Government benefits from having a local and modern production site, where over 600.000 documents are issued on a yearly basis and more than 8 million passports have been delivered since 2005.
Besides ePassports, Thales is for example providing tachograph cards, resident permit cards and biometric readers to the Norwegian authorities. Interoperability is the key for all Thales’ products, and therefore the international standards and regulations are always strictly followed.
The world of financial services is changing fast and consumers look for ever more personalized, convenient, yet secure ways to pay, communicate and interact with their banks. Thales today provides the Norwegian banking sector with a wide range of digital banking and payment solutions meeting and exceeding these demands. Thales’ enrolment (KYC), risk management and authentication solutions are all part of our Trust Loop concept, and combined is the ideal way to secure the entire user digital ID lifecycle. In close partnership with leading Norwegian banks, Thales also drives the change in lifestyle payment products including world-leading mobile, biometric, metal and wearable contactless products and associated services.
Furthermore, Thales delivers the Mobile BankID infrastructure to all Norwegian Mobile Network Operators (MNO) as well as Public Key Infrastructure SIM cards to a selection of leading Norwegian Mobile Network Operators. We also provide a wide range of market leading IoT solutions perfectly adapted for the Norwegian market context.