The Government Publishing Office plans to ward Gemalto a sole source contract to continue to produce HSPD-12 ID Dual Interface Cards for $5.95 each in support of the Department of Homeland Security. The GPO says that Gemalto is the incumbent for these cards.

Acuity Market Intelligence says that more than 4,800 Automated Border Control eGates and Automated Passport Control kiosks are deployed in 73 countries, with 38 percent of all eGates in Asia and 37 percent in Europe. Acuity expects deployments to grow at 10 percent compounded annually over the next five years, adding that many eGates will be upgraded and replaced so that annual units deployed will be close to 20 percent of the installed base. “The age of seamless travel is imminent,” says Maxine Most, principal at Acuity.

Smiths Group has appointed Roland Carter president of its Smiths Detection division, adding that he will also continue as president for Smiths Asia Pacific. Prior to becoming president of Asia Pacific last year, Carter was president of Smiths Interconnect for three years.

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